Kent Aden is President and Senior Development of HomeFed Communities, overseeing master-planned communities in California and Florida. Kent has over 35 years of executive management experience in all phases of planning, entitlements, land development and homebuilding, involving over 25,000 homes in Southern California.
He is currently responsible for managing entitlements, design, development and marketing for the 2,800-acre Otay Land Company project in Chula Vista, California, the 2,600-acre Fanita Ranch project in Santee, California and the 700-acre SweetBay project in Panama City, Florida. He will also oversee the completion of the 1,980-acre San Elijo Hills community in San Marcos, California.
Previously, Aden was Executive Vice President of The Otay Ranch Company for 18 years, responsible for creative visioning, design, engineering, master marketing and infrastructure construction for portions of the 23,000-acre Otay Ranch General Planning Area in eastern Chula Vista. Earlier, he was Vice President of Community Development for EastLake Development Company for 11 years, developer of the 3,200-acre community of EastLake, also in Chula Vista.
A licensed architect, Aden started his career at the architectural firm, The Hill Partnership, Inc., of Newport Beach. Aden is former President of the San Diego Building Industry Association and chaired the 2008 Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco. He was inducted into the San Diego Building Industry Hall of Fame in 2018.
He was the co-chair of the 2009 Miracle Maker’s Gala for Rady Children’s Hospital, received the 2008 Spirit of Life® Award from the City of Hope’s San Diego Construction Industries Alliance and recognized as a Chula Vista Champion.
Aden has an MBA degree from California State University, Fullerton, and a BA degree in Architecture from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.