Mr. Foote is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SWD Communities, LLC headquartered in Newport Beach, California. SWD Communities, LLC developed specialty homebuilding projects and major communities in the Western United States, including Twin Creeks, a 998 unit project surrounding a Fred Couples Golf Course in Austin, TX. Through its affiliated company SWD Capital Advisors. The company acts as an advisor to other development companies and financial institutions especially in the area of complicated joint ventures and equity and debt financing.
Prior to this time, Mr. Foote served, for three years, as president of Lake Las Vegas, a multi-use community in Nevada, during its initial stages. Lake Las Vegas contains 3000 residential units, three championship golf courses, two luxury hotels and supporting retail.
Prior to this time, Mr. Foote was President and Managing Partner of Southwest Diversified Partners, a partnership between Mr. Foote’s company, Southwest Diversified, Inc. and Coscan Development Corporation, one of Canada’s leading publicly traded development companies.
Prior to forming Southwest Diversified, Mr. Foote served as President and Managing partners of Cadillac Fairview Homes West since its formation in 1977 until its sale to Cadillac Fairview, Ltd. in March 1983. The company was a partnership with Canada’s largest publicly listed development company; Toronto based Cadillac Fairview, Ltd.
Prior to this time, Mr. Foote served as Vice President and General Manager of the Asset Management Division for Kaiser Aetna, a partnership between Aetna Life and Kaiser Aluminum. He was responsible for over $200 million in assets in 22 states. Before this, Mr. Foote served as Vice President and General Manager of Kaiser Aetna’s Joint Venture Division.
Before joining Kaiser Aetna, Mr. Foote was president and Director of U.S. Financial-Southeast, Inc. and Vice President of the NYSE listed U.S. Financial, Inc. U.S Financial - Southeast served as a joint venture partner and lender to builders and developers throughout the Southeast United States. Earlier, Mr. Foote served as Vice President of Kaufman & Broad Multi-Family, Inc.
Mr. Foote received his Bachelor of Arts of Degree in Economics from the University of Southern California. He served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate for eight years and now serves as Chairman Emeritus. He is also a member of The Presidential Associates, USC’s premier support organization.
In addition to serving on many educational and charitable boards, Mr. Foote served on the board of the internationally based Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development and has been a speaker at many industry functions and universities such as Pacific Coast Builders Conference, American Resort Development Association, National Home Builders Association, The Urban Land Institute, and University of Southern California. He was also named to the Beta Theta Pi Hall of Fame at his university for his community service.