Monday is our big day. The IHB Community has been invited to an open conference call with Daniel Young, President of Community Development for the Irvine Company. The time is 7:00 PM. The call-in number is 877 269-7289. Callers will be asked to enter a
PIN, which is 13113. That allows them to listen to the conversation.
If they want to ask a question — and Dan will remind people of this
periodically — they need to hit *3. They can also e-mail questions to
Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will be meeting between the makers of our community and the residents who live within it. An opportunity for both parties to learn from each other; you can make your voice heard, and and you can hear from the inner sanctum of The Irvine Company.
Let’s keep this encounter respectful. This kind of direct contact is rare, and if we make this a positive experience for everyone, it will happen more often. This is one of the unique opportunities opened by social networks.
Dan Young is president of Irvine Community Development Company LLC
(ICDC), an affiliate of the Irvine Company responsible for all
residential development on The Irvine Ranch®.
As president of ICDC, Mr. Young guides all facets of the Irvine
Company’s community master-planning and development process, which
began more than 45 years ago. From the villages of Woodbury, Northpark
and Woodbridge in Irvine, to the coastal communities of Crystal Cove
and Newport Coast, the residential communities on The Irvine Ranch have
won many national awards and are admired for their unique character and
Mr. Young came to the Irvine Company in November 1999, after a
20-year career as a real-estate developer and a consultant to the
industry. In his previous role with the Irvine Company, he served as
executive vice president of Entitlement and Public Affairs, overseeing
the company’s entitlement on The Irvine Ranch.
His community involvement includes 11 years on the Santa Ana City
Council, including eight years as mayor. In his official capacity as
mayor, Mr. Young also served on the board of directors of several
regional agencies, including the Metropolitan Water District and the
Orange County Transportation Authority.
Mr. Young received his bachelor’s degree from California State
University, Fullerton, and his master’s degree in public administration
from the University of Southern California.
The Irvine Company is a 140-year-old privately held company known
throughout the world as a best-of-class master planner and long-term
owner, investor and operator of a large and diversified real estate
portfolio. The company also is known as a steward of some of the most
beautiful, permanently preserved land in California. In addition to its
master-planned communities on The Irvine Ranch® in Orange County,
Calif., the company also is known for its portfolio of high-quality
investment properties—office, retail and apartment—it owns in San
Diego, Orange County, West Los Angeles and the Silicon Valley. The
company traces its roots to the 1860s with the assembly of The Irvine
Ranch from Mexican and Spanish land grants. The Irvine Company was
incorporated in 1894.