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Al Lilly

Al Lilly

As president of Santa Fe Planning Group, Inc., Al Lilly offers over 35 years of experience in the field of planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, construction and real estate development.

He began his design career with The Architects Collaborative in Cambridge, MA and gained construction experience while working with Pike Industries of Tilton, NH. In 1979, Mr. Lilly formed the New England design firm of Lilly Planning Associates.

He operated the planning and engineering firm concurrently with the operation of his construction company, Northern Design Contractors, Inc., for 13 years. The firm was recognized numerous times by the Home Builders Association for excellence in planning, sales, and marketing. In 1982, the firm was awarded the prestigious “Project of the Year Award” for planning “Windward Harbor,” in a national design competition offered by Builder Magazine.

In 1992, Mr. Lilly sold the construction company and moved his design firm to Santa Fe where he led the master planning and construction management services for Las Campanas Santa Fe. The western office of Lilly Planning Associates grew steadily; and in November 2000 he formed a partnership with Scott Hoeft, and changed the name of the firm to Santa Fe Planning Group, Inc.

Mr. Lilly has been active in numerous community service projects. He is a past director of the Santa Fe Rotary Foundation and past director of the Downtown Santa Fe Rotary Club. He has been a member of the General Plan Steering Committee for Santa Fe County, the Highway Corridor Planning Committee, the planning committee for the Community College Planning District, the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, the steering committee for TAP Water Santa Fe, Arterial Roads Task Force, the Santa Fe County Advisory Board for Economic Development, and a director of Santa Fe Economic Development, Inc. As part of the master planning process, Mr. Lilly has prepared the CCR’s and the Architectural Design Guidelines for numerous subdivisions. He has also been the managing partner in the development of subdivisions, condominium conversions and renovation projects, and was the developer of “The Business Center” in Rodeo Business Park.

Mr. Lilly holds a master of landscape architecture from Harvard University and a bachelor degree in civil engineering from Tufts University. He is a licensed landscape architect in New Mexico and Massachusetts and is a licensed New Mexico Real Estate Broker.

Scott Hoeft

Scott Hoeft

Scott Hoeft is vice-president and partner in Santa Fe Planning Group, Inc., (SFPG). Along with business partner, Al Lilly, Mr. Hoeft has established SFPG as a successful land-planning firm dedicated to enhancing land development and the design of properties throughout New Mexico and other western states. SFPG has built a solid reputation of integrity, specifically for working extensively with neighborhood groups and associations prior to the commencement of development projects. Mr. Hoeft is a proven leader in effectively managing the project entitlement process, coordinating design professionals, and leading the regulatory agency and public hearing process. With over 20-years of experience in planning and real estate development, Mr. Hoeft has been involved with some of the Southwest’s most unique and challenging development projects. This has involved obtaining the entitlements for numerous, major development projects, inclusive of zoning and annexation agreements; while also representing the HOA’s as the design professional on the Architectural Review Committees.

Previously, Mr. Hoeft held positions at some of real estate’s foremost organizations including Tishman Speyer Properties in New York City, a development company that has as part of its portfolio Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building in Manhattan. During the years from 1995-1998, Mr. Hoeft was the chief architect of new programs to disperse information throughout the industry at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC. Mr. Hoeft has also worked with the US Department of Transportation on a project that supported landmark ISTEA legislation, which resulted in senior Cabinet and White House recognition in 1994. In the early 1990’s, Mr. Hoeft held positions in other communities including Boulder, Grand Junction, and Ft. Lupton, Colorado, which focused primarily on growth management strategies.

Mr. Hoeft holds a master degree in real estate development from Columbia University, and master degree in city planning and public policy from the University of Colorado.

Mike Sanderson, Santa Fe Planning Group

Mike Sanderson

Mike Sanderson has thirty years experience in the construction industry at the management level, critiquing, providing feed back to and interfacing with major engineering firms regarding design and construction of signature master planned communities, golf courses and other commercial amenities for such communities.

Mr. Sanderson is a resourceful and forward-thinking professional with 20+ years at Las Campanas as Vice President of Engineering and Construction with success and extensive experience in real estate, infrastructure design, engineering, and project management. He has a track record of driving multi-million dollar projects from inception to completion with a relentless focus on cost-effectiveness, quality control, and results. Mr. Sanderson has the ability to adapt as project condition changes with solutions that benefit all parties.

Mr. Sanderson has been involved with water as an instrumental role in the Buckman Direct Diversion project from inception in 2001 through build out and operation of the government/private partnership. As part of his duties with Las Campanas, he was on the board and general manager of the water and sewer coop for the development.

Mr. Sanderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Harding University. He is a current member of Urban Land Institute, member of National Register of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, and member of Presidential Who’s Who in Executives and Business Achievers.

Cindy Tafoya

Cindy Tafoya

As senior Landscape Architect with the Santa Fe Planning Group, Inc., Cindy Tafoya brings over 20 years experience in the field of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. She has successfully created environmentally sensitive designs for diverse clients, and has provided design services for housing developments, governmental facilities, commercial buildings and residential clients. Ms. Tafoya also has an extensive knowledge of xeric plant material suited for the southwest climate and soil conditions. She has designed projects in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, California and Finland. In the past she has managed a nursery, installed her designs and supervised a wide range of landscape installations. Born and raised in Santa Fe, she returned after college, is married and has a son. A licensed landscape architect since 1985, Ms. Tafoya holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University and has additional education in horticulture from New Mexico State University.

Malcom Patten

Malcom Patten

Malcolm Patten offers 35+ years of experience managing the design, entitlement, and construction of industrial and real estate development projects. He began his professional career with Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. in 1973 in Boston, MA and subsequently gained construction management experience on industrial construction in Florida, Vermont, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Experience included construction engineering, site management and supervision, estimating and cost management, contracts, schedule, client communications, quality control, compliance, and safety.

In 1985, Mr. Patten transitioned to real estate development project management starting with Kitchell and Lyle Anderson on the initial phases of Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over the next 20+ years, he was a Sr. Vice President of Development on Lyle Anderson’s Las Campanas project in Santa Fe, Superstition Mountain in Arizona, and Hokulia in Hawaii. Mr. Patten also managed phases of the Kukuiula Project on Kuai and The Big Island Country Club and Makalei Golf Course on the Big Island. Mr. Patten’s real estate development experience includes over a thousand residential lots, hundreds of miles of streets, highways, and utilities, 8+ championship golf courses, over 100,000 square feet of high end clubhouse and amenity facilities, water and wastewater facilities, streetscapes and landscaping. Management responsibilities spanned from concept through design, entitlement, construction and start-up to turnover to the members. He interfaced with the developer and lenders and managed planners, designers, architects and engineers, regulatory agencies, and contractors.

Mr. Patten holds a bachelors degree in civil engineering from Tufts University. He has held Professional Engineering registrations in Florida, Vermont and New Mexico. He holds General Engineering and General Contracting Licenses in Arizona. Mr. Patten is a LEED ® Accredited Professional.

Peter Gutman

Peter Gutman

Peter Gutman brings over 30 years business management experience to the organization with expertise in the areas of strategic planning, finance, mergers and acquisitions, administration and business development. His career spans the fields of real estate development, resort management, and manufacturing.

Mr. Gutman began his career in 1973 as a financial analyst and financial manager for Mattel Toys in Hawthorne CA, where he gained experience in offshore manufacturing and consumer marketing. In 1978 he joined Storage Technology, holding the positions of Division Controller and International Budget/Planning manager. He then worked as Controller for Generation 5 Technology, a manufacturer of urban planning software, and assisted in taking the company pubic.

In 1988 he became Controller for the Breckenridge Ski Area and quickly assumed the position of VP-Finance for the Japanese holding company–Victoria USA. In this capacity he played a key role in the acquisition of Stratton Ski Area in Vermont, Mt. Hutt, NZ., and several large land tracts adjacent to the Breckenridge Ski Area. He also negotiated a $115 million bank loan and directed the strategic planning effort of all subsidiaries, including a $240 million real estate Master Plan for Breckenridge. In 1991 he was promoted to CEO and President of Victoria USA, overseeing its 6 subsidiaries, $55 million in annual revenue and over 2,000 employees. In the next 2 years he divested 4 subsidiaries while improving operating cash flow by almost $13 million.

Mr. Gutman also held the positions of CFO for Winter Park Resort in Colorado, CFO for The Canyons Resort in Utah, and CEO for Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico, where he managed the ski area, golf course, hotel, property management, a membership program and a water/sewer plant. At all three resorts he worked closely with their real estate departments coordinating marketing plans and infrastructure and financial planning. Mr. Gutman was a limited partner in The Highlands, a prestigious residential development in Breckenridge, Colorado. The project sold out over 400 lots over a 10 year period with a total sales value in excess of $100 million. He was also a general partner in the Valley View Ranch, a golf/equestrian development in Pagosa Springs, CO involving over 1100 acres with a planned build-out of almost 700 dwelling units. An analysis of the real estate market in 2006 suggested that the timing of the project was questionable. The project was put on hold and spun off shortly thereafter, netting the partnership a $1million profit.

Mr. Gutman holds a masters degree in finance from UCLA and a bachelors degree in Finance from Arizona State University. He is a licensed Real estate broker and registered appraiser in the state of Colorado, and has served as chairman of the Ski New Mexico trade organization.

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