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THE FUTURE OF HOME BUILDING

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

COST

  • Single Family Homes (SFH) & Multifamily (MF) building costs escalate due to massive labor shortages
  • Mainline customer can’t afford SFH sales prices and MF rent increase

 

SPEED

  • SFH and MF building methods archaic and slow
  • Cumbersome local inspection(s)
  • Weather delays add to holding costs

 

SUSTAINABILITY

  • For every 2KSF home, builders create 4 TONS of waste!
  • Per EPA, Homebuilders are the largest contributor to landfill waste totaling 40%

HOW WE PLAN TO FIX IT – PREFAB

COST

  • Builder cost reduced***
  • Construction cost savings passed on to customer
  • Smaller crew sizes*

 

SPEED

  • No weather delays
  • Eliminate change orders
  • Decrease build time 40-50% on multifamily
  • 2 SFH per day capacity

 

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Significantly reduce waste by 90% by Just-In-Time Inventory (JIT) and repurposing any “waste to other projects

What is Prefabrication (PreFab) or Modular construction?

Modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled  plant conditions, using the same materials and designed to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time. Buildings are produced in  “modules” that when put together onsite (think Legos), reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated site-built facility – without compromise.

Although almost any building can be divided into modules, certain project types will receive  the greatest economic benefit. This includes single family homes, townhomes, low-mid rise  hotels, and multifamily residential projects.

Edwin Tatum
Founder and CEO

Mr. Tatum, Founder & CEO, is a passionate real estate professional with 10 years of experience with an emphasis on innovation, operational efficiency and integrating technological advances in the various segments of real estate processes. Adroit in the full spectrum of real estate development including site selection, underwriting, entitlement, pre-construction, and project administration, he has been involved in projects valued at approximately $300 million spanning both residential and commercial asset classes.

Mr. Tatum also has significant operational experience, leading a highly regulated organization of 25 dental clinics in DFW, Houston, and San Antonio, with an estimated portfolio value of $80 million, to 25% growth per annum while reducing fixed costs by 10% over a three-year period.

A 2019 graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Executive MBA program, Mr. Tatum has also been accepted into class of 2020 the prestigious Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. www.linkedin.com/edwintatum

Dameon D. Vaughn
Director of Operations

Dameon has worked at Carrier Corporation where he coordinated and conducted audits of 35 sales center locations which included the drafting and preparing of audit reports and presentation on overall business health. He has also served as Controller for Hill Phoenix where he provided overall financial management support which included financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and cost profile analysis. Dameon has served as Finance Manager for Macy’s Inc. where he improved departmental metrics for EDI purchase order penetration rates and sales rejects. His latest opportunity led him to the position of Finance Manager at Stemco Products Inc. where he built and led an international team of operational accountants which managed more than $450M in cash flow by overseeing payables and receives in four different currencies and six different ERPs.

Dameon specializes in defining processes, performing gap analysis, and designing and implementing process improvement solutions. He earned distinction and was awarded for helping successfully guide the company through their annual U.S. Department of Commerce audit. Dameon holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Jason Carter
Director of Manufacturing and Construction

Mr. Carter is a decorated modular construction veteran having several successful stints with the largest modular builders in the country. During his six years as a general manager of Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Homes, he ran the Southeast region with unmatched discipline and efficiency.  Mr. Carter also was the general manager of another national modular builder (Champion Homes), spanning a similar geographic area for approximately four years.

His most recent experience included being the Director of Operations for Saratoga Modular Homes, with responsibility for everything from sales, construction, and ultimately delivery of projects in multiple asset classes. Mr. Carter is an experienced construction professional with over a decade of experience spanning from estimating, designing and setting up factories, project management, and operations. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-carter1/

Gina Betts
Legal Counsel

Gina helps companies reach their strategic business goals through corporate counseling and successful completion of private equity financings and other corporate transactions.

Gina has extensive experience in corporate law. She represents venture, debt and equity funds; middle-market private equity funds; family offices; portfolio companies; and public and private corporations. She has experience in fund formations, going private transactions, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, roll-up transactions, rights offerings, spin-offs, and leveraged and management buy-outs. Clients count on her for ongoing advice on corporate governance matters that affect everything from daily operations to entity-transforming transactions.

Gina also represents companies in connection with the negotiation and structuring of joint ventures, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other general business arrangements.

Gina has served as lead counsel on transactions in many industries, including manufacturing, packaging, medical devices, retail, beauty, manufactured housing and mobile homes, technology, food, consumer products and real estate.

Gina has over 20 years experience representing REITs in their formations, acquisitions, IPOs, and public and private financing transactions. She maintains an AV® Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards in 2018. She was named a Dallas 500 Business Leader for her merger & acquisition work, by D CEO Magazine in 2015 and 2016. 

Talent
Tatum Property Group is made up of the World’s best talent across all disciplines related to our business. Disruption at scale requires the best of the best and we strive to maintain that level of talent.

Design
Design is our DNA, and will continue to be as we pioneer dynamic modern design in each of our product lines.

Safety
The safety of our employees, contractors, customers and communities is our first priority.

Service
We passionately give our time and talent to promote the intrinsic value of humanity to employees, community partners, and consumers.

Giving
We are committed to giving back. Money and possessions are amazing tools, but terrible masters. TATUM gives a minimum of 10% of our profits to causes we care about.

Innovation
Innovation factors into in every portion of our business: design, sales, marketing and construction platforms. We are pushing forward because our customers deserve it.

Sustainability
TATUM’s lean  processes increase productivity, reduce waste, and increase cash generation by improving operational performance.

Community
Advocating for community is the foundation of TATUM. Our aim isn’t merely to develop beautiful communities with state-of-the-art products, but to create a passionate community of followers around the world who believe in collective inspiration. We will inspire one another to live well, serve others, beat the odds, and conquer our collective fears. We believe inspiration leads the way to the future we want.

Culture
Our purpose is paramount. Every employee, consultant and strategic partner understands that unity is not synonymous with uniformity. This mindset highlights our differences as competitive advantages instead of roadblocks. We are intentional about diversity and its intrinsic benefits. We are an international team that genuinely reflects what the world looks like. These viewpoints – together with transparency in business practices, superior customer service, and uncompromising excellence – allow us to better execute our predominant objective: to share the joy and beauty of modern design with the world.