Matthew R. Zaist

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Matthew R. Zaist
President and Chief Executive Officer
Matt joined The New Home Company as President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2021. In his position, Matt oversees the operations of NEW HOME both at the corporate level, and at its divisions located throughout the western United States. He is responsible for creating and implementing the strategic direction of the company, land acquisition and overall management of homebuilding operations.

Prior to leading NEW HOME, Matt held several executive positions at William Lyon Homes. He was promoted to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in March of 2016, and then in August of 2016, he was appointed by the Board of Directors of the Company to serve as a member of the Board and served in that capacity until William Lyon Homes was acquired in 2020.

Matt has extensive capital markets and M&A experience including the acquisition of four private homebuilding platforms and the sale of William Lyon Homes to Taylor Morrison Home Corporation in February of 2020 creating the nation’s fifth largest homebuilder. Most recently Matt served as an advisor to Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of The New Home Company.

Matt currently serves on the Board of Trustees for American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) a leading Single Family Rental REIT, where he serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Human Capital and Compensation Committee. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate. Matt holds a B.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.