Since its inception in 1997, the acquisition and development strategy at Continental Communities remains the same – pursuing both single-asset and multi-asset acquisition opportunities. Committed to providing an affordable, unparalleled quality of life, Continental Communities acquires quality manufactured housing community and park model / recreational vehicle resorts (both “family-oriented” and “age-restricted”) that are located in areas where economic and demographic trends are deemed favorable over the long-term. Under select circumstances, The Company will also pursue development-oriented transactions.
In general, Continental Communities focuses on single- and multi-asset investment and development opportunities that exhibit the following general characteristics:
- Exhibit Favorable “Home Affordability Index”
- Minimum Size of 150 – 200 Home Sites
- Location in Proximity to Major Metropolitan Area(s)
- Quality Amenities Relative to Local Market
- Home Sites Large Enough to Accommodate Modern Homes
- Higher Quality Assets (“3 1/2 – 5” Star)
Within the above strategy, the Company incorporates a “beachhead” approach to regional growth; that is, acquisition / development efforts are focused on local market areas where the opportunity exists to assemble regional portfolios of at least 500 – 1,000 home sites over a relatively short time frame.
If you are interested in exploring the sale of your community with a company that prides itself on conducting transactions quickly and confidentially, please contact Dan Van Voorhis or Bill McCrea.
Daniel T. Van Voorhis
Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Van Voorhis is a Co-Founder of Continental Communities responsible for leading the overall growth and operating strategies of the Company, including all capital markets activities. Prior to co-founding Continental Communities, Mr. Van Voorhis acquired manufactured home communities for his own account. From 1992-1996, Mr. Van Voorhis was employed with Heller Financial, Inc., most recently as Director – Commercial Mortgage & Equity Finance. While at Heller Financial, Mr. Van Voorhis originated and structured equity investments and debt financings throughout the commercial real estate property sector, with an emphasis in manufactured housing, multi-family residential, multi-tenant industrial/warehouse and self-storage.
Mr. Van Voorhis, a Phi Beta Kappa Scholar, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from Albion College and a Masters of Management degree in Finance and Marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Van Voorhis is also a graduate of the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Vice President / Acquisitions
Mr. McCrea’s principal responsibilities involve originating and executing acquisitions. Previously, Mr. McCrea was employed as Vice President / Acquisitions for Witkoff Group, a privately-held real estate investment company focused on the office sector investments. Prior to joining Witkoff Group, Mr. McCrea was employed by Richard Ellis Inc., where he was an Associate in the Investment Services Group where he advised private and institutional clients on the sale and acquisition of commercial property located in major markets across the country.
Mr. McCrea received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University and Masters degrees in Business Administration, Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.