Timothy L. Unger has been named president of John Laing Homes Inc., Laguna Hills-based American housing subsidiary of John Laing public limited company, London.
Laing's entry into the U. S. housing market and its choice of a Southern California base came after an extensive study of 15 states in the Sun Belt, according to Martin Laing, who will assume chairmanship in June of the 137-year-old international development and construction concern.
Unger, 38, joins Laing after serving as president of Barratt Irvine, another American unit of a development firm based in the United Kingdom. Before joining Barratt Irvine, he served in executive positions with the Akins Co., San Diego and Broadmoor in Irvine and San Diego.
On Small Lots
"We've acquired land in five communities, three in the Inland Empire area and two in south Orange County," Unger said. He expects the firm's first models to open late this year at a single-family development in Colton, north of the San Bernardino Freeway. The houses will be on small lots and will be priced in the $60,000 to $85,000 range, Unger added.