Benchmark Communities, San Jose, Calif. on Friday said it has appointed established residential real estate professional and lifelong SoCal resident Shane Bouchard as Division President of Southern California Operations, effective immediately.

Shane Bouchard.
Shane Bouchard.

Bouchard, an active member of the Building Industry Association, has more than 15 years of experience serving in operational roles for Southern California based home builders and developers. In this new role, he will oversee all aspects of sales, marketing, construction and land development for Benchmark’s Southern California division.

“Shane is well-known throughout Southern California for his success in helping the growth and expansion of established homebuilders and developers in this region,” said Dustin Bogue, president and CEO at Benchmark Communities. “We look forward to benefiting from Shane’s deep expertise, strong relationships and knowledge of the Southern California housing market to further establish our presence in the market and drive sales.”

Bouchard comes to Benchmark from Southern California-based Frontier Communities, where he served as vp/opeations for three years. At Frontier, he increased the annual business volume of new home sales, boosting revenue as a result. Prior to Frontier, he was construction operations manager for Manhattan Beach-based Wedgewood Inc., a leading acquirer and developer of distressed residential real estate, where he significantly reduced material and building costs by renegotiating purchasing prices and contract terms. He also spent ten years at Frontier Homes, LLC, from 2000 to 2010, as area president.

Said Bouchard, “I am honored to join this widely respected home builder and believe that my deep ties to this area and understanding of the Southern California marketplace will allow me to make a positive impact in both the near and long term.”

Benchmark Communities designs, constructs and builds high-quality, single-family homes for a variety of lifestyles and budgets in California, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Benchmark Communities is a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Jose-based UCP, Inc. (NYSE: UCP).