Wall Street Journal reporter Robbie Whelan picked up on yesterday's announcement by Toronto-based Tricon Capital that it has tapped former JP Morgan managing director Margaret Whelan to be its chief financial officer. Tricon, you remember, became an entity-level equity investor in The New Home Company in January 2011, and has a number of U.S. master planned development holdings, totalling more than 16,000 home sites. Clearly, Margaret Whelan's skillset in capital markets--equity, debt, JVs, mergers and acquisitions, and land banking makes this more than an intriguing personnel move. Read more.

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