Mr. Fermin has over 25 years of work experience in the real estate development industry, developing and constructing large-scale and multi-faceted commercial and residential projects including multifamily, mixed-use, master-planned communities and residential subdivisions. His extensive experience spans across all aspects of the real estate development and construction process including architectural design and planning, site selection, due diligence, entitlements, permitting, preconstruction, bidding, contract administration, purchasing, on and off-site improvements, vertical construction and asset management. He is directly responsible for the production and delivery of over 800 SFRs, 2,500 Blue-Top/Finished Lots, 2,300 multifamily units and 750,000 SF of commercial real estate with aggregate market values of $1.5B. over his tenure. Mr. Fermin serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Development and Construction for the investment and operating company of the Begonia Real estate development brand. He is directly responsible for the long-term growth and strategic direction of the organization including expanding Begonia’s $500M real estate portfolio of multifamily, mixed-use and retail assets; executing the daily acquisition, development, construction and asset management responsibilities and processes for the company; managing the family office ownership, partners and stakeholder’s interest; leading and mentoring the organization’s executive leadership team, employees, consultants, general contractors, sub-contractors and vendors to execute the company’s development vision; establishing capital provider partnerships for capital stack requirements and transforming the organization’s through future investment opportunities.
Mr. Fermin graduated from California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), Pomona Graduate School of Business with a Masters of Business Administration in Finance, Real Estate & Law and Strategy & Entrepreneurship. He is holds a Bachelor degree of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting from the University of California, Riverside. Prior to joining Begonia, Mr. Fermin held positions as Senior Vice President of Development & Construction, Vice President of Development & Construction, Director of Development and Senior Development Manager for various development and builder/general contractor companies specializing in the development and construction of multi-family, mixed-use, retail and residential developments. Additionally, Mr. Fermin has 10 plus years of Big 4 experience at Ernst & Young and KPMG having been involved in various lines of businesses for both firms in their Assurance and Consulting practices, advising and consulting major Fortune 100 and 500 firms as well as mid to small cap public and private entities. Mr. Fermin is a member of the Building Industry Association of Southern California and Urban Land Institute.