In his new position, Nickless will be responsible for planning and directing the Denver division's overall operations, including site acquisition, sales, marketing, production, and customer relations.
"Mr. Nickless was brought on to provide the strategic direction to move Ryland Homes forward as we enter a critical period in homebuilding,"
Nickless comes to Ryland Homes with a wealth of real estate knowledge earned over more than 20 years in the industry. In his most recent position, he was president of FPC Development LLC, a private developer and general contracting firm; and principal of The Nickless Group, a private real estate investment, project management and financial consulting firm specializing in asset and loan acquisitions, build outs, and troubled debt restructuring.
Prior to that, he was president of residential developer Capital Pacific Homes, Colorado division for five years. He also served as chief financial officer, then president and chief operating officer of the Writer Corp., a Standard Pacific company, where we was employed for 13 years. In addition, Nickless served two terms on the board of directors for the Denver Home
Nickless' began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick after earning his bachelor's degree in accounting from Metropolitan State College of Denver. He also served as executive vice president at Uniwest Financial Corporation and United Savings Bank in Denver.
Building locally since 1986, Ryland Homes has maintained a solid reputation as a top-quality builder with excellent customer and warranty service for more than two decades.
Currently, the leading public homebuilder offers a wide selection of single-family homes in communities in Aurora, Johnstown and Littleton. Ryland Homes also has announced plans to build in Timnath Ranch in Timnath. Ryland Homes' Colorado office is located south of Denver in Greenwood Village.
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About Ryland Homes: Headquartered in Southern California, Ryland is one of the nation's largest homebuilders and a leading mortgage-finance company. Since its founding in 1967, Ryland has built more than 290,000 homes and financed more than 240,000 mortgages. Ryland currently operates in 15 states and 19 homebuilding divisions across the country and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "RYL." For more information, please visit www.ryland.com.