Emile Haddad is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of FivePoint Holdings, LLC (NYSE: FPH). Five Point, headquartered in Irvine, California, designs and develops large mixed-use, master-planned communities in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Francisco County that combine residential, commercial, retail, educational, and recreational elements with public amenities, including civic areas for parks and open space. Five Point’s communities include the Great Park Neighborhoods® in Irvine, Valencia® (formerly known as Newhall Ranch®) in Los Angeles County, and Candlestick® and The San Francisco Shipyard® in the City of San Francisco. These communities are designed to include approximately 40,000 residential homes and approximately 23 million square feet of commercial space. All total, it is projected that these developments will generate approximately 288,000 jobs during construction and $54 billion in activity for the California economy.
Prior to founding FivePoint, Mr. Haddad was the Chief Investment Officer of Lennar Corporation, one of the nation's leading homebuilders, where he was in charge of the company's real estate investments and asset management. Mr. Haddad was a founding member of Lennar in California and was instrumental in its growth.
Mr. Haddad has over 30 years of development experience in the United States and overseas. Prior to joining Lennar, Emile was a senior executive in charge of land for Bramalea, which was part of the Canadian real estate conglomerate in the 80s and early 90s.
To address issues and propose solutions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Haddad was appointed to the California Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force by Gov. Gavin Newsom, where he also serves as Co-Chair of the Capital Markets & Infrastructure subcommittee. He also serves or has served on the boards of several universities, including serving as: Chairman Emeritus of USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate; a member of the USC Price Planning Program Advisory Board; a member of Chapman University’s Board of Trustees; and past Chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of California, Irvine. He also serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors at technology accelerator OCTANe, and previously served on the Board of Directors at Spain-based AEDAS Homes and the Board of Directors of CHOC Children’s Foundation in Orange.
Mr. Haddad has received numerous honors, including the UCI Center for Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award, the Chapman University Argyros Medal, the Boy Scouts of America Construction Industry Good Scout Award, and the American Diabetes Association Father of the Year Award. In 2017, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, presented annually to American citizens whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to the United States are cause for celebration.
Mr. Haddad holds a civil engineering degree from the American University of Beirut.