Reyad M. Katwan is Senior Vice President of Construction of Republic Family of Companies, has had over 32 years of experience in real estate land development, starting at land acquisition, feasibility studies, land planning, entitlements, forward planning, engineering, and construction management. His expertise include working with property owners, City officials, planners, environmental firms, geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, traffic consultants, landscape and building architects for the oversight of all plan development, in addition to budgeting and construction management. A strong commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction as well as proven expertise in providing creative solutions, solving technical issues, while maintaining schedules and reducing costs.
Prior to joining Republic Katwan was the President / CEO and founding member of HawkStone, LLC from 2007 to 2012, where he successfully located, acquired, entitled, developed, sold, retained and leased some of the assets.
Prior to founding HawkStone, Katwan was Vice President of Engineering and Managing Director for SummerHill Homes from 1995 to 2007. Reyad’s skill and knowledge has contributed to all phases of the real estate development process making him one of the cornerstones in SummerHill’s success. His responsibilities included developing and implementing guidelines for SummerHill Homes Civil and Landscaping Improvements. Katwan was responsible for attaining entitlements for projects from pertinent agencies and supervising the land development site scheduling, budgeting, construction, quality control and completion of work.
Prior to joining SummerHill, Katwan was Manager of Project Engineering for Shea Homes of Northern California from 1989 to 1995. In this position, he was an integral part of the development of Silver Creek Valley Country Club (SCVCC). This project included 1,550 unit development on approximately 1,700 acres as well as an eighteen-hole championship golf course and a swim & racquet club. Katwan was responsible for budgeting, contracting and directly overseeing the design and construction of all public works improvements for this project. The site work budget for SCVCC was in excess of $114,000,000.
Prior to Shea Homes, Katwan worked in the heavy construction industry from 1982 to 1989 on various state, city and private projects for general engineering contractors such as Oliver De Silva and Raisch Construction.
Katwan was appointed to the public office of Silver Creek Valley Geologic Hazard Abatement District (GHAD) in 1993 and has been subsequently elected to the district where he currently serves as Chairman of the board. In 1994 Katwan ran and was elected to a four year term to the public office of the Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District and held the office of President of the Board. Reyad has served on executive building committee for the rebuilding of the church of the Redeemer in Los Altos that was devastated by arson fire. Reyad has actively participated in fundraising efforts by organizing the Redeemer Classic Golf Tournament and raising nearly $60,000. Reyad is a co-founder of the Arab Jewish Dialogue in the south bay, where he participates in bridging the gap between the two communities.
Katwan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University. Reyad is married with three children and has grown up in the bay area. Reyad is an avid Tennis player, golfer and cyclist and also enjoys playing chess.