Philip Simmons and The Simmons Group team of professionals have managed dozens of both small and major projects valued at over $2 billion. Projects include master planned projects, single family communities, and major multi-family & mixed-use developments. The team has received accolades from developers, cities, consultants, land owners, and neighborhood representatives throughout Southern California. Some samples of the testimonials provided to Philip Simmons and The Simmons Group include:
"Phil's tireless dedication, energy, and passion is contagious - motivating everyone on our team to do the best, most innovative work possible. His ability to navigate challenging situations and come to the table with smart solutions and a 'we can do' attitude created a positive environment in which great ideas came to life and thrived."
Debi Zumtobel, President
"Phil was a confident and inspiring leader for his team. In a high-pressure, complex and ever-changing industry, it was remarkable how Phil kept his various internal and diverse consultant teams focused on what needed to be done to achieve their goals. Phil's 'leadership by example' kept the teams working together toward a shared vision of excellence. His honesty and his seasoned, good-humored presentation style built support and collaboration among audiences in both public and private venues."
Sandra Kulli, President
"Philip Simmons is likeable, mature, keenly perceptive, and enormously energetic. His enthusiasm, discipline, innovation and perseverence are attributes that seldom appear in a single person."
Professor Anthony Fernandez
National University College of Letters and Sciences
"The Simmons Group has handled all of my company's real estate and development operations for many years. I can always depend on them to preempt problems and come up with creative solutions to all of our land use and construction challenges. They are the best at building collaborative relationships that have consistently enhanced our profitability."
Michael Schwartz, President
Paintball USA Group of Companies
"Phil has a trustworthiness and communication style that resulted in land owners, team members, and public agencies working cooperatively with him in achieving the company's goals. He is an energetic manager who can be trusted to conscientiously pursue creative ways of achieving the best possible results in any given situation."
Samuel Fuller, Executive Vice President
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
"Phil personally handled all public hearings and interface with public officials, and was masterful in managing the complexities of the development process. His focus, confidence, and positive attitude were an inspiration for his development team."
Joel Miller, Vice President
"Phil's broad-based expertise in land acquisition, entitlement and marketing has positioned the company to deliver what will likely become some of the region's finest Class A apartment communities."
Dan Murphy, Regional Vice President
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
"Phil is among the most dedicated and talented professionals we've worked with, and his passion for the development process serves to both inspire respect and motivate performance from his team."
Charles Novak, President
Hall & Foreman Engineering
"Phil applied his talent and passion not only to getting the job done, but to getting it done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Although committed to excellence, Phil never allowed either his integrity or positive attitude to be compromised. In spite of some seemingly insurmountable entitlement hurdles, he consistently approached each obstacle as a challenge that simply needed to be overcome."
Chris Joseph, President
Christopher A. Joseph & Associates Environmental Planning
"I have always felt that Phil's excellent communication skills and desire to achieve a quality product exceeded the norm. His value is ultimately immeasurable."
Glenn Togawa, Principal
Togawa & Smith Architects
"As head of the development team, Phil was an excellent presenter in both public and private forums, he maintained a professional and collaborative attitude in dealing with both team members and opponents. He is always able to think outside the box to get the job done."
Marty Shelton, Vice President
NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate Services
"During this professional collaboration, I have been able to observe qualities in Philip that distinguish him amongst his peers. Philip is a confident professional that elicits the best from people that work with him."
Michael Coder, M.A.