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Joseph M. Head

Managing Director, SummerHill Land

Mr. Head helps to direct SummerHill Homes participation in civic and philanthropic activity within the communities where SummerHill is active. Mr. Head has been with SummerHill Homes for seventeen years holding numerous positions including President and CEO and Vice President, Land Acquisition and Planning. Having worked for both builders and local government for many years, Mr. Head has an extensive understanding of the homebuilding industry.

Prior to joining SummerHill Homes, Mr. Head was President of Watt-Oakland and Watt-Head Developers, and served an eleven-year tenure as Division President at Barratt Homes and McKeon Construction. Mr. Head was also the Founding General Manager for the Ruby Hills Country Club in Pleasanton from 1995 to 1999.

As a San Jose City Council member from 1989 to 1994, he served as Vice Chair of the San Jose Redevelopment Agency and Chair of the Finance Committee. Mr. Head graduated with honors from Loyola Marymount University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Additionally, he pursued Master’s Degree work at California State University, Los Angeles. Mr. Head is a Silicon Valley Education Foundation board member since September 2010.

On 2013 Mr. Head received the highest honor in homebuilding by being inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation’s Hall of Fame.

Mr. Head is married with four adult children and five grandchildren; his hobbies include reading in history and politics as well as flying.


SummerHill Homes is a nationally-recognized home builder focusing on the unique needs of the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. SHH has earned recognition and respect as one of the nation’s premier residential community builders. The company is renowned for developing specialized single-family detached and multi-family housing communities in established residential settings throughout California. Since its inception in 1976, SummerHill Homes’s goals have been to provide quality homes for its customers, Communities of Distinction for cities, and sound business opportunities for its partners.


SummerHill Apartment Communities is the leader in providing quality, smart growth, multi-family rental housing and mixed-use developments located throughout the western United States. SHAC defines excellence in customer relationships, the quality of products and in every aspect of operations. Criteria for site development are highly selective to meet the company’s objectives. SHAC uses extensive market analysis to identify housing needs, and then customizes each development to achieve the highest potential.

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