Original article by: BUILDER Online Magazine

Experienced real estate industry executive Keith Bass will direct the company's growing U.S. business.

Mattamy Homes has named Keith Bass as the new CEO of Mattamy Homes U.S., effective Sept. 28. Bass will take over the role from Pete Skelly, who will be retiring in October following a transition period.

According to the Orlando, Fla.–based builder, Bass is a highly experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of success in the real estate industry. Most recently, Bass was president and managing partner at Mill Creek Capital, a private real estate capital and consulting firm in the Tampa, Fla., area. Previously, he was the president and CEO of WCI Communities, where he led significant growth of the company prior to its sale to Lennar.

“We are very fortunate to have an individual with Keith's extensive background in the real estate industry joining the Mattamy Homes U.S. team,” says Peter Gilgan, chairman and CEO of Mattamy Asset Management and founder of Mattamy Homes. “We know that his wealth and diversity of experience is going to make a big difference at our company as we continue to grow, and we look forward to him leading our U.S. business into the future.”

Bass was also president of Pinnacle Land Advisors in Florida, and was a senior executive for many years with Ryland Homes as well as with Taylor Woodrow Communities, Renaissance Homes, Donaldson Homes, and Ryan Homes. He is a certified general contractor and licensed real estate broker in Florida and graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College with a degree in business administration.

“I've been closely following Mattamy's journey for some time and have been impressed with the strength of the management team and their vision for success, which speaks to the kind of company and culture that's been built,” says Bass. “I'm excited to be returning to run such a great home building company and am looking forward to working with the entire Mattamy U.S. team as we continue to grow the business together.”