Philip “Phil” R. Evans
Over the course of Phil Evans’ more than 40-year career in real estate and finance, he has successfully negotiated development opportunities with some of the nation's largest homebuilders, real estate development corporations and major lending institutions.
His expertise includes: analysis of new markets for residential and mixed-use communities, negotiation of land development transactions, coordination of professional teams through the land development and marketing process and due to Phil’s relationships with major financial firms on Wall Street, securing financing for land and property purchases as well as new development projects. Phil also reviews and evaluates real estate opportunities that exist at select golf, resort, and country club properties throughout the United States for Lanwin Group’s affiliate Club Specialists International (CSI).
Phil established The Lanwin Group in 1978 with investors from Hong Kong and Philippines. As President and Managing Partner of The Lanwin Group, he has developed real estate and investment opportunities including land acquisitions and property syndication for development, income and equity appreciation. Many of the Lanwin Group’s larger residential real estate developments were built or joint ventured with such firms as: Garden State Land Co, Ginsburg Development Companies, Orleans Homebuilders, Toll Brothers and Calton Homes (now Centex Real Estate Corp.) and Westinghouse Financial.
His background also includes the formation of MGD Development Group as a joint venture with Ginsburg Development of New York to build and develop land parcels in the Northeast, Florida and the Southwest. He also served as Assistant to the Chairman at Toll Brothers, where he opened new markets throughout the U.S. and developed land acquisitions in Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties in Pennsylvania and in New Jersey.
Phil began his real estate and finance career on Wall Street where he spent 10 years specializing in corporate domestic and international lending and offshore loan syndication with Chase Manhattan NA, Irving Trust Company and Banco Real SA. He was also part of the team that established First Interamericas Corporation, a merchant bank. As Vice President of Acquisitions, he headed a team that purchased the Underwriters Bank and Trust Company of New York and served as its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Phil received his Bachelor of Science from Villanova's School of Business. In addition he’s held a security license from the National Association of Security Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange, a registered builder's license in New Jersey and a New Jersey real estate broker's License.
Lanwin Olympia, LLC.
Managing Partner, President
A seasoned and versatile real estate executive with 20+ years of experience where he has held strategic executive management positions at some of America's most prolific building companies delivering profitable growth in challenging markets. Michael’s strong leadership, communication, negotiation, creative and analytical skills has delivered a history of top performance in land development, construction, sales management, customer service and the development of marketing strategies to achieve aggressive goals while instilling a sense of ownership in team for optimum volume, profit and morale.
Internal Controls / Budgeting / P&L / Negotiations / Cost Reduction / New Business Startup
Strategic Alliances / Process Design and Improvement / Employee Development / Quality Assurance
Michael epitomizes the unwavering commitment to superior client services and high ethical standards that represent the heart of Lanwin Olympia as a company. His passion for uniting classic American architecture with an innovative use of space, energy efficiency and green building techniques allows Lanwin Olympia to build homes combining enduring architectural appeal with the quality lifestyle needs of today.
Michael accrued invaluable knowledge of residential development from his grandfather, Peter M. Olympia Sr., a highly respected home builder/developer in Orange County, NY. His principles based on client trust, quality construction and environmental responsibility live on today in Michael. Michael has worked for leading builders of large-scale, high-end residential homes and developments in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. While serving as Chief Operating Officer for Ginsburg Development of Valhalla, NY, he was instrumental in the company's achievement of a Professional Builder Magazine Diamond Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing outstanding homeowner satisfaction. Once he was on his own, he followed his dream of one day leading a building company driven by the needs of customers to thrive and the investors to succeed. Michael has managed the development and construction of over 4000 new homes in the tri state encompassing $800M in costs and generating in excess of $1B in Revenue.
Michael’s stellar resume also includes such noteworthy positions as Project Manager for Avalon Bay Communities of Wilton, CT, as well as The Baker Companies based in Pleasantville, NY. He holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering & Construction Management from Florida International University, Miami.
Robert (Bob) B. Fuller
Vice President of Land Development
Mr. Fuller has more than 30 years in the construction and real estate sectors and possesses much sought after skill sets that run the gamut from property acquisition through final construction. In his career, he has managed real estate development projects with aggregate value of more than $4.5 billion.
During his tenure as Vice President Real Estate Development & Regulatory Approvals for respected publicly traded homebuilder Toll Brothers, Bob working closely with key regulatory agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Michigan. In New York City, he serviced as Joint Venture Representative for a 400-luxury-unit project valued at $315 million.
Mr. Fuller’s experience includes more than 20 years of successfully processing regulatory entitlements in various states and regions throughout the country. He has administered the design and development of numerous communities for the empty nester, active adult and the move-up markets. This broad development experience includes development of single-family, multi-family, mid- and high-rise, golf, waterfront and redevelopment sites across the country on properties ranging from brownfields and urban infill to the traditional “Greenfield” sites. This extensive development experience and ability to work with all facets of government enables Mr. Fuller to deliver to Lanwin and The Lanwin Group’s clients cost effective and timely resolutions for most development issues.
Mr. Fuller has served as both a Juror and Moderator for the Best of Seniors Awards at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He also has served as the Vice Chairman of the Big Builder Working Group of the 50+ Housing Council at NAHB.
Joseph (“Joe”) Millstein
Mr. Millstein’s responsibilities include coordinating financial and equity-raising activities for The Lanwin Group, as well as overseeing efforts related to the company’s partnerships and joint ventures.
Joe has extensive experience in land development in both New Jersey and New York, and in his career has played an integral role in launching and growing several real estate and development firms.
Prior to joining Lanwin, Mr. Millstein founded BCM Development, whose primary focus was on purchasing and developing land parcels in New York State. He was also a co-founder of Alliance Homes, a New Jersey-based homebuilder. Listed among his successes is a project Joe performed for Westinghouse Financial to take over and complete a foreclosed subdivision of single family homes in West Windsor, NJ.
Earlier in his career, he co-founded Garden State Land Company. The company received many accolades through the years, including being listed by Builder Magazine as one of the top 400 builders in the country between 1987 and 1993. The company was also recognized as one of the top 20 privately owned companies in New Jersey. Between 1970 and 1980 the firm purchased more than 3,000 acres of land for development and/or resale. He served as Managing Partner and President of the company’s residential division, which grew into being one of the largest regional builders with sales of more than $30 million per year.
During Joe’s stewardship of Garden State Land Company, the company built more than 1,000 homes in Central New Jersey.
A graduate of Rutgers University with BA in Economics, Mr. Millstein later completed graduate course work at the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University