General William Lyon
William Lyon is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of William Lyon Homes headquartered in Newport Beach, California. William Lyon and his combined companies have produced more than 100,000 residential units spanning a history of more than 45 years.
In June 1985 The William Lyon Company, along with another investor, acquired Miami-based Senior Corp. In October 1987 Senior Corp acquired three separate companies from Pacific Lighting Corporation. In August of 1988 The William Lyon Company and General Lyon acquired the balance of the stock of Senior Corp. At the end of 1991, Senior Corp had remaining assets which include several large land-holdings.
In October 1987 William Lyon, along with several minority investors, acquired from Pacific Lighting Corporation, The Presley Companies, a home building company that operates in California, Arizona and New Mexico. In 1991 The Presley Companies had a successful initial public offering of its common stock and raised in excess of $70 million.
In November 1999 William Lyon and his son, William H. Lyon, tendered a significant number of shares of The Presley Companies and sold the assets of William Lyon Homes to Presley.
About the Lusk Speaker Series
The Lusk Speakers Series is a forum for students to interact with and learn from real estate professionals and alumni.
The speaker presentation will be held in the Lewis Hall Auditorium, RGL 101, starting at approximately 12:30 pm. We recommend that you arrive early to secure a space in the auditorium.