Christopher J. Coseo, president

Christopher J. Coseo is president of Coseo Properties, Inc., a national real estate investment and development company based in San Diego, California.

Mr. Coseo's ventures in commercial and residential real estate over the past 35 years range from the development of office complexes and shopping centers to warehouse facilities, apartment complexes, and land development. Mr. Coseo has also been actively involved in the development of housing projects around the country from larger tax-credit apartment developments to affordable, moderate, and luxury homes. More recently, in response to the economic downturn, Mr. Coseo has taken a major role in helping to rehabilitate decaying urban neighborhoods through large-scale home renovation projects and related job creation throughout the US involving nearly 3,000 homes. In the last three years Mr. Coseo led his company into metropolitan Detroit's multifamily market. He is known for being responsive to changing economic conditions and for boldly buying or selling depending on the market climate.

Mr. Coseo is a founder of San Diego Trust Bank. Prior to selling the bank in 2013 he was a member of the bank's Loan and Executive Compensation committees, chairman of its Nominating Committee, as well as being the largest shareholder.

For the past 15 years, prior to retiring from the board in 2010, Mr. Coseo held several positions on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego. The club is one of the largest in the United States with 25,000 members and a $10 million budget.