David Neale
President & CEO Read Bio
Chris Neale
Executive Vice President Read Bio

As Executive Vice President of The Core Companies, holding company to Core Homes, Core Affordable, Core Residential, and Core Builders, Chris is responsible for the full spectrum of Core’s development activities including acquisition, entitlement, financing and construction.

During his career, Chris has completed a broad range of complicated development projects.  Examples range from a regional transit oriented master planned community that required an assembly of 25 acres with 6 property owners to small lot single-family urban infill projects. Chris’ strengths lie in his ability to work through complicated entitlements and complicated financing. Born in Montreal, Canada, Chris immigrated with his family to the Bay Area in 1978.  He holds a Bachelors’ degree in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of California, Berkeley.

Vince Cantore
Vice President of Development Read Bio

Vince Cantore is the Vice President of Development at the Core Companies and has overseen the project approval process for both residential and renewable energy projects located in the United States and Scotland.  Prior to joining the Core Companies, Vince worked to secure land agreements on behalf of Scottish Power Energy Networks for over 65 MW of wind energy projects and 189 km of distribution facilities located throughout the Central Belt of Scotland.

Chrissie Davis
Vice President CORE Builders Read Bio

As the Vice President for CORE Builders, Chrissie Davis oversees all projects currently under construction and works with clients in preconstruction.  She prides herself in leading the CORE team to provide quality products and services to all clients.  Chrissie has helped grow CORE Builders into a company with $50M+ annual revenue, building projects for third party clients and in-house.

Chrissie Davis has been building in Southern and Northern California since 2000.  She has a Civil Engineering Degree from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters Degree in Construction Engineering Management from Stanford.  She started her career working for commercial builders, but found a home in multi-family construction mostly in the South Bay.  Chrissie is a LEED AP and has a passion for giving back to the community.  She spent a year dedicating herself to community service in AmeriCorps*NCCC stationed in Washington D.C.

Kirk Gilbert
Controller Read Bio

Kirk has been with the company over 8 years and brings 30+ years of experience in accounting, with a focus on multifamily accounting management. He oversees all facets of accounting for development, construction, and property management. Among his job duties, Kirk also supervises the cash flow process, the loan draw process, and manages all of the company’s year-end audit work and corporate tax issues. Kirk holds a BSC in Accounting from the University of Santa Clara and an MBA in Finance from Golden State University.

Rich Truempler
Senior Vice President Read Bio

As Senior Vice President at The Core Companies, Rich is responsible for the company's day-to-day development activities including the build-out of affordable and market-rate housing projects totaling approximately 1,500 units. Rich brings over 25 years of varied real estate development experience to the Core Companies, having developed affordable and market-rate housing, commercial office, retail and industrial buildings in Silicon Valley. Rich's strengths lie in his collaborative nature, bringing diverse stakeholders together to achieve common goals.

Established in 1989, The Core Companies is a vertically-integrated real estate development and construction firm. Core has developed a strong track record for identifying well-located housing sites and securing challenging difficult entitlements throughout the San Francisco Bay area. In addition to developing and constructing its own projects, Core offers third-party pre-development, development management and construction services.

Since its inception Core has developed more than 400 single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums, as well as 2,300 apartment units all within the South Bay region.In the last decade, Core has developed 17 properties with a total development cost of approximately $500 million.

Core continues its vision today by creating vibrant new home communities in urban locations.Our focus remains on enhancing the quality of life of its customers and on continuing to play a positive role in the fabric of the neighborhoods the company creates.Core has received awards and a high stamp of approval rating from many satisfied renters and homeowners.

Core Residential, LLC., is the market rate multi-family division of Core that works in close collaboration with its general contracting division member company, Core General Contractor, Inc (‘CORE Builders’).CORE Builders’ relationship with Core Residential provides exceptional security to lending institutions by implementing value engineering, cost controls, time pressures and a cohesive interaction. Core General Contractor, Inc. (CA LIC# 796393) has provided construction services secured general contracting contracts for 21 projects totaling approximately $300 million and currently has 2 projects still under construction.This strong alliance has thrived for 30 years.

Core’s approach to design comes from within the community and begins long before the first architectural discussion.Product designs evolve to reflect the prospective residents’ needs and community input.Our reputation for reliability, accountability, integrity, and commitment to residents and funding partners is unsurpassed. Please feel free to contact us.