Bettencourt & Associates

Real Estate Development Planning

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Philip F. Bettencourt 

          Philip Bettencourt is an independent real estate planner and public affairs consultant. Bettencourt's firm provides land development disposition and analysis as well as governmental entitlement to use services for Southern California property clients including institutional clients.   He is also the former chairman of the board and president of Rossmoor Partners, L P and Cortese Properties, Inc., the Leisure World retirement communities’ development successors.


               Philip has participated as a due diligence and feasibility analyst for more than $500 million in closed land transactions including purchase of the Mission Viejo Company, Akins Development Company, Laguna Niguel Development Inc., Cannery Village LLC, BRE South & South Brea Lofts LLC, among others.


His more than three decades of experience in real estate planning and public affairs includes executive positions with Coleman Homes, Akins Development Company, Texaco-Anaheim Hills, Inc., and The Irvine Company.  In addition, he is the former interim city manager and real property manager for the City of Newport Beach. As the chief executive officer for the Orange County region of the Building Industry Association. 


His private and institutional clients have included Beazer Homes, Standard Pacific of Orange County, Brookfield Homes Southland, Inc. The Irvine Company, Fieldstone Communities, Inc., the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Diocese of Orange Roman Catholic Church and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach and most recently Newport Banning Ranch L L C, Legacy Residential, and Saunders Property Company.


He is a public administration graduate of California State University at Long Beach. Philip has served as a member of the Extension Division faculty in the Housing and Light Construction program at the University of California, Irvine.


He is a former director of the National Association of Home Builders, and is past chairman of the board of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Philip is a former director of the City of Irvine Transportation Authority, a member of the City of Anaheim Hill and Canyon Municipal Advisory Council, a member of the Newport Beach City Council Ad hoc Economic Development Committee and General Plan Advisory Committee.   He is community co-chair of the Restoration Advisory Board for the 5,000-acre U.S. Naval Weapons Station, Seal BeachHe served as a founding director and secretary of the Newport Banning Land Trust (NBLT).

Philip is past chair of the 7-member City of La Quinta Planning Commission and immediate past president of the 1400-home Bermuda Dunes Security Association at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Estates.  Philip is a past president of the 1,645 home Newport Coast Community Association and six other home owner associations in California and Utah.