HAYTHEM DAWLETT Partner
Haythem Dawlett is the Founder and Principal of Austin, Texas-based development company Legend Communities where he leads its Texas operations.
Dawlett’s experience in the industry spans over two decades, specializing in the development, construction and sales of single family residential, multi-family and associated commercial, self storage and marina projects in Texas, California and Colorado.
Whether for entry-level, move-up or highend custom homes, as well as small to midsize commercial projects, Dawlett has built a reputation for quality construction, unmatched service and critical attention to detail throughout the development process. He is personally invested in all elements of the project, from planning and development through the construction and marketing phases, resulting in over $1.8 billion in sales.
Dawlett’s development companies and projects have earned recognition from a number of well-regarded local and national industry associations including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Home Builders and the City of Austin Green Builder Program.
Dawlett is highly active in the Central Texas community, with an emphasis on supporting Lake Travis civic, business, education and sports initiatives. His activities have contributed to the growth and enhancement of facilities and programs involving the Lake Travis Education Foundation, Lake Travis Elementary, Lake Travis High School, Lakeway Heritage Center and Lake Travis Library. Dawlett currently serves on the board of TexArts, and is involved with other non-profit organizations including Any Baby Can, A World for Children and Green Santa, among others.
John Scardino is the founder and principal of JHS, LLC of California, and affiliate companies Western Pacific Land Group, and Texas-based Legend Communities.
Scardino began his career as a licensed attorney in 1983 in Washington and California, before entering the development field in 1985. Over the past 25 years he has specialized in real estate acquisition, construction, sales, leasing and syndication for diverse single family residential, multi-family and associated commercial projects in the central coast of California, as well as Central Texas.
Scardino has acquired, planned, developed or constructed over $1.8 billion of real estate since joining the industry, with an emphasis on recreational, master planned residential and mixed use communities featuring lake and golf course amenities, as well as retail, office and multipurpose commercial projects.
Scardino’s development companies and projects have earned recognition from a number of well-regarded local and national industry associations including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Home Builders and the City of Austin Green Builder Program.
Scardino invests his time and resources in causes that bring him a very different type of satisfaction than business dealings. He is committed to supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as over 25 separate children’s charities such as Maldonado Youth Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Nipomo Community Center that provide an avenue for children to better themselves and achieve their goals.