A New Face in Project Leadership: Sarah Beckman Guides Voscana from the Ground Up

by Jennifer Ivy on November 15, 2012

 

Sarah Beckman’s first assignment as a Shea Homes project manager allowed her to successfully deploy a diverse set of skills. A graduate in Poli Sci from Chico State, Sarah’s path to Project Management took her through a State Senator’s district office and a law firm before arriving in the accounting department at Shea Homes San Diego eight years ago.

Looking back, it’s clear that hands-on experience in law, government relations and accounting created the right foundation for her latest career milestone as Project Manager for Shea’s 68-home Voscana neighborhood in Carlsbad.

“This is my first market-rate project with a model complex,” said Beckman. “Working my way through different departments at Shea – from accounting to land acquisition to financial due diligence – gave me the bigger picture. And working with the City of Carlsbad has been really rewarding; the Development Service Department is exceptionally professional and they gave Shea a warm welcome when we returned to build here.”

It was two years ago that Shea Homes approached the City with this prime piece of land Beckman helped acquire on the cusp of Aviara.

“It’s a great piece of dirt and our plan was a good fit for this area,” she said, noting that Voscana’s multi-level condominium homes are offering a low maintenance alternative for both entry-level and move-down homebuyers.

“It’s especially interesting to hear the candid comments of home shoppers as they tour our models,” said Beckman. “I consistently hear that they like the floor plans, the private patios, the finishes and the special features like vessel sinks.

“I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I walk the models and hear such positive feedback.”

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Marni Hayden November 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

My son Bret Lageson is thinking of purchasing plan l, 1452 sq ft any pictures you could email me Thank You, Marni

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Meridith Doucette January 2, 2013 at 10:17 am

Hi Marni,
Pictures of the outside of the homes at Voscana can be located on our web site: http://www.sheahomes.com/community/voscana/

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