Who We Are
Collectively, FarWest's principals have over 50 years of both institutional as well as entrepreneurial real estate expertise in asset acquisition/management and project entitlement/development.
Our past projects are a reflection of our present focus: commercial office, high-rise residential, hospitality and mixed-use developments, located principally throughout California, Nevada, Colorado, Utah and Hawaii.
TODD D. SAUNDERS / PARTNER
Mr. Saunders has twenty-five years of experience leading both the institutional and entrepreneurial aspects of acquisition, financing, development and disposition for more than $1.5B of horizontal and vertical development projects located in California, Utah and Hawaii.
Mr. Saunders expertise includes extensive master-planned and single-asset development leadership in commercial office, high-rise residential, hospitality and TOD mixed-use projects – both in urban and resort locations.
His core skills include identifying, negotiating, and managing private and/or public partnerships with domestic institutional and foreign capital partners as well as local, state and federal government agencies.
Mr. Saunders earned a business degree in Marketing and Finance from University of Colorado at Boulder. He and his wife Marsha live in San Francisco and have two grown children, Aubrey and Cody. Mr. Saunders has a passion for skiing, climbing and photography.
I. SCOTT MATTOCH, ESQ. / PARTNER
Mr. Mattoch brings to FarWest a long and successful career in real estate, law and finance. He has lead the acquisition, entitlement and development of residential, industrial and retail properties throughout California, Colorado, and Nevada - both on behalf of past partnerships as well as for his own account. His early careers in both real estate law and finance, combined with his roles in real estate acquisition and development, are vital talents he brings in leading Far West's deal origination, financial underwriting, acquisition and development process.
Mr. Mattoch earned a degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University and holds his Juris Doctorate from the University of Hawaii as well as his MBA from University of California Haas School of Business. Mr. Mattoch is a member of the Hawaii and Colorado Bars and holds Real Estate Broker licenses in California and Colorado.
Mr. Mattoch splits his time between San Francisco, California and Ft. Collins, Colorado where he lives with his three daughters, Keiala, Luana and Sabina. Mr. Mattoch is an avid skier, cyclist and mixed-martial art enthusiast.
CODY D. SAUNDERS / SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Mr. Saunders leads all analytical and underwriting efforts for FarWest's development and acquisition opportunities.
He brings exceptional financial analytical experience and modeling skills to the table, in particular in Excel and Argus. He manages partnership new business pursuits, taking the lead in deal flow due diligence, the preparation of investment analysis and memoranda, as well as in the drafting of project monthly reports. Mr. Saunders also takes an active part in the visioning, design and execution process for each of FarWest's projects.
Mr. Saunders has a degree in International Business from California Polytechnic State University, Orfalea College of Business, with minors in both Economics and Philosophy.
Mr. Saunders lives in San Francisco and is a passionate golfer, runner, climber and poker player.