H. Lawrence Webb

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H. Lawrence Webb
Executive Chairman
Larry serves as Executive Chairman for The New Home Company, a position he transitioned to in September 2019 after 10 years as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. He co-founded NEW HOME in 2009. In his position as Executive Chairman, he will play an active role in the strategic management of the company and will be the primary spokesperson with the investment community.

Larry’s 30 years of success in the homebuilding industry are distinguished by a conscientious approach toward clients, communities and employees. This includes his many charitable commitments such as serving on the boards of HomeAid America and Interval House and his dedication to helping cities, families and neighborhoods.

Between 1995 and 2008, he was Chief Executive Officer of John Laing Homes, where he was instrumental in growing it from a small, two-market company to the second-largest private homebuilder in the United States. In June 2006, he sold John Laing Homes in the largest private residential transaction in U.S. history. Prior to joining John Laing Homes, he was Division President for Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties for Kaufman & Broad, as well as Orange County President of Greystone Homes. In 2008, Larry was appointed Chief Restructuring Officer for LandSource and successfully negotiated the financial restructuring of large land holdings across the U.S.

Throughout his career, Larry has been honored and recognized by the industry for his philanthropy, marketing excellence and visionary leadership. He holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Harvard University. Larry has been invited to teach classes in the real estate field at the University of Southern California; University of California, Irvine; Harvard University, Stanford University and Cornell University. He regularly delivers keynote addresses at national conferences for trade organizations, such as the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Homebuilders.