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Team

The Dutchints Development LLC team is comprised of passionate and skilled members, who each bring their own unique set of skills in developing the Bay Area’s finest luxury real estate. With our principals being born in the area, our knowledge and understanding of this unique market is what contributes the most to our success. Our ability to see value where others don’t, enables us to take advantage of profit that’s been overlooked by others in the industry. Working hand-in-hand with our architects, subcontractors, and realtors, we ensure a smooth process from acquisition to sale. Being in touch with today’s buyers needs and wants, contributes to our ability to design and build highly desirable quality real estate.

With a prior focus in the core of Silicon Valley, we have recently made a shift to focus on higher density developments in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our team’s goal is to make the process from concept to completion as smooth as possible.

Working with only the industry’s most reputable and experienced subcontractors, we are able to maintain high quality and efficiency, and ensure that together we are able to complete our projects successfully.

With the understanding that development is a business, what separates us from the rest is our team’s passion and devotion.  We take pride in the design and craftsmanship in every project, and stay true to the saying “We don’t build anything that we wouldn’t be proud to live in ourselves.”

OUR TEAM

VAHE TASHJIAN  
Managing Director

Mr. Tashjian is the principal and Managing Director of Dutchints Development. He established the company to be a full-service luxury home developer in Silicon Valley. With projects in Saratoga, Campbell, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Redwood City Dutchints has recently shifted its focus into higher density developments in the San Francisco Bay Area.

His career started in Business Ownership and Management after graduating from San Jose State University with a degree in Business Finance. With business’ ranging from investment banking, a Fitness & Nutrition tech start up, and a nutritious meal prep delivery service, his real passion lies in Real Estate development.

He recently joined Urban Catalyst, a San Jose based Opportunity Zone Private Equity Fund targeting investments in the Bay Area including multi-family housing and commercial projects. The UC team is dedicated to delivering a positive social impact in the communities where it invests, and a strong financial return for its investors.

JOE ARKOUSSIAN  
Director of Operations

A long time native of the Bay Area, Joe studied Business Marketing & Management at San Jose State University. As he developed his skills and built confidence, he realized his potential was not only management, but to lead others.  He utilized his strengths in people skills and his outgoing attitude, to motivate and achieve positive results.  Although he was fortunate enough to work at two fortune 500 companies, his true passion was in real estate so he went on to start his own company in custom flooring & interior design.

Throughout his professional career, developing residential properties is something that he has always enjoyed doing, and doing well.

His true passion to develop came full circle, when his very close friend, whom he had built homes with in the past, gave him this opportunity “to do what they love to do”, develop properties.  He is very fortunate to be working alongside his best friend in a field they are both so passionate about.

KARL FOSTER
General Counsel

Karl has been practicing law since 2001. As General Counsel, Karl brings broad real estate law experience to Dutchints Development LLC, including advising clients on the acquisition, sale, leasing, financing and development of real property, and forming, structuring and advising various business entities including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures in connection with real estate projects. Karl’s practice also includes representing sellers and buyers in business acquisition, merger and sale transactions, and advising business stake holders in corporate governance matters, and structuring, negotiating and preparing agreements in connection with other business transactions commonly encountered in the real estate sector. Karl is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Santa Clara University School of Law. Karl is licensed to practice law in both California and Texas.

SCOTT STOTLER 
Senior Designer

Scott brings to the Dutchints Team a vast professional experience in high end custom and ​speculative residential real estate. His track record and portfolio speaks for itself having designed and entitled well over 2,000 high end residential projects. Since 1983 he has been president and owner of the highly successful Stotler Design Group of Northern California, a premier designer of custom luxury homes and estates throughout Silicon Valley and Northern California. His firm and projects have been featured in several magazines and publications such as the Associated Press, USA Today, Architect/Builder Magazine, Gentry Magazine and the San Jose Mercury News. Combined with excellence of design and brand recognition his homes have grossed well over $3 Billion in sales. Scott’s portfolio has a wide range of clientele including several sports celebrities and executives of Fortune 400 companies.

MICHAEL J. ZUGAR 
Director of Financing

Michael has been active in the real estate industry since 1996. Delivering exceptional customer service to his clients through home purchases and investment acquisitions. Having an extensive knowledge of both the wholesale and retail side of the business, Michael has been able to provide creative and apprehensive vehicles to achieve desired goals for his clients.

CHRIS MENEZE  
Investor Relations

Chris Meneze is responsible for Investor Relations and Risk Management. He brings investor clarity combining his financial, business and technical expertise to outline potential risk mitigation strategies.

Chris holds a Masters Degree and Post Graduate qualifications from RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). As a Partner at KPMG, he advised Fortune and other companies on practical solutions to enhance Business Value and reduce their TCOO (total cost of operations and ownership) while ensuring clear understanding of risks, challenges, Life Cycle Costing (LCC), roadmaps and blueprints for success in various scenarios. He has also held key executive positions in both public and private companies.

CIYAVASH MOAZZAMI
Land Acquisitions

With 15 years of experience in commercial real estate acquisition, entitlement, sales and development Ciyavash brings experience in all facets of the business. Prior to joining Dutchints, Ciyavash has held positions at several private homebuilding companies where he acquired and entitled over 1000 units in Northern California. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from San Francisco State University in 2012 and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University in 2002.

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