home   
profile   
biographies   
portfolio   
newsroom   
alliances  
contact   

 
Biographies
PARTNERS
Larry J. Kosmont, CRE
Craig Stevens
Susan Perry, Esq.

DEVELOPMENT TEAM
C. Wil Soholt

Partners


Larry J. Kosmont, CRE
Managing Partner

Larry J. Kosmont, co-founder of the Renaissance Community Fund (RCF), guides our corporate strategy, provides direction on development concepts, negotiates public-private development deals and development financing, and works to maintain a positive relationship with the communities where we build.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Kosmont has specialized in matching private sector real estate opportunities with public sector land use policies, regulations, and financing/incentive programs. Mr. Kosmont has served as City Manager and Director of various city departments including redevelopment, economic development, planning, housing, and transportation for numerous Southern California cities. He has negotiated and managed real estate development transactions with a total value exceeding $10 billion, has assisted hundreds of local government agencies in project and policy decisions, and he has guided over 1,000 projects for public agencies and private sector clients in obtaining approvals.

Mr. Kosmont is a mayoral appointee serving as Commissioner on the Industrial Development Authority for the City of Los Angeles. He is also well known for his national publication, the Kosmont - Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey® and is a board member of several state and local organizations including the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED), and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.


Craig Stevens
Managing Partner

Craig Stevens, co-founding member of RCF, guides the pre-development phase of our work including sourcing deals, managing acquisitions, and directing initial design concepts.

During his nearly 35 years in commercial real estate, Mr. Stevens has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in commercial sales, land assemblage, and leasing transactions exceeding $3 billion. He has served as the exclusive agent for Chandler/Peck Development Builders, Warner Bros., Exxon, Peck Jones, Coca-Cola Company, and Johnson Wax Development, USA. Mr. Stevens has also been co-developer and/or partner in the development of more than 1,000 apartment units and 700,000 square feet of Class A office space.


Susan Perry, Esq.
Partner

Susan Perry directs our due diligence and entitlement efforts in securing approvals for RCF projects. With nearly 20 years of experience in land use planning, Ms. Perry evaluates the zoning and regulatory hurdles to overcome in proceeding with a proposed RCF development; assesses a proposed project's opportunities, constraints and political acceptability with the community and decision-making bodies; creates an entitlement roadmap for RCF; and implements the strategy leading to project and environmental approvals.

Ms. Perry is an attorney and a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association, has served as President of the Southern California Development Forum (SCDF), and remains active on SCDF's Advisory Board of Directors.


Development Team


C. Wil Soholt
Senior Development Manager

Wil Soholt manages some of the most complex developments for the Renaissance Community Fund (RCF). He also serves as our senior financial analyst, preparing pro-forma and investment analyses for mixed-use, transit-oriented, and master-planned communities for downtowns. Mr. Soholt is also closely involved in the site selection process for each development, providing a keen understanding of both urban design and economic value. Prior to joining RCF, Mr. Soholt managed more than 25 redevelopment projects with an aggregate project cost of $140 million. Mr. Soholt holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. He is also an instructor in Real Estate Development Finance for the California Association of Local Economic Development (CALED). Mr. Soholt is also a Real Estate Broker, licensed by the State of California Department of Real Estate.