While founded in 2007, the principals of Hanover Capital Partners have a long legacy of active residential and commercial development in Central Florida. William (“Bill”) Orosz moved to Central Florida in 1981 to run Catalina Homes, a small local home builder. Bill and his partner grew the business and sold the company to American Pioneer Savings Bank in 1985. Bill continued to manage the company until he started Cambridge Homes in 1991 which grew to be one of the largest private home builders in Central Florida with satellite operations in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company was sold to K. Hovnanian Enterprises (A NYSE Company & 6th largest builder in the U.S.) in 2005. In 2010, the Orosz family guided by sons Stephen and Matthew, successfully launched Royal Oak Homes which was sold in 2013 to AV Homes, Inc. (A NYSE Company). All in, the company has built more than 25,000 homes and developed more than 10,000 residential lots.
Throughout the Orosz family history, its homes, developments and management teams have received numerous awards and accolades for design excellence, quality construction, fast‑track growth, philanthropic initiatives and for operating as one of the top 100 builders in the United States (both by unit count and dollar volume).
Bill Orosz, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School, began his career in Naples, Florida, with a leading national homebuilder. He later joined Savill & Company in Indianapolis where he created one of the state's largest property management companies overseeing the management of 6,000 apartments and 2 million square feet of office space. In addition to property management, Orosz formed Savill Builders & Associates which grew into one of the largest custom homebuilders in the greater Indianapolis market.
In 1980, Orosz moved to Orlando where he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Catalina Homes, a small local residential building company. During his eleven-year tenure with Catalina, sales grew from 69 homes per year to more than 1,200 a year with operations throughout the State of Florida and in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In 1991, Orosz formed Cambridge Homes, Ltd., as a Central Florida residential building company. In 1997 the company expanded housing operations into Charlotte, North Carolina, became active in land development through its sister company, Cambridge Development, Ltd., and in mortgage financing through Cambridge Mortgage Company, LLC.
In 2005, after having constructed more than 14,000 homes in Central Florida and North Carolina, Orosz sold all of the Cambridge entities, with the exception of land development operations, to K. Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., of Red Bank, New Jersey. At the time, Hovnanian was 6th largest builder in the United States and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
In May, 2007, Orosz formed Hanover Capital Partners to continue managing the land development assets of Cambridge Development and to pursue new residential, commercial and industrial land development opportunities.
In addition to his business endeavors, Orosz has been involved in the following community activities:
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Steve has been with Hanover Capital Partners since its inception managing all financial reporting/analysis, financing, and new project review. He is a graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and also has a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida.
Steve started his financial career in public accounting with Deloitte and Touche performing Audit and Advisory Services in Philadelphia.
In 2007, the Orosz Family established Hanover Capital Partners, a real estate investment company. In 2010, Steve and other members of the Orosz Family founded Royal Oak Homes, a division of Hanover Capital Partners, of which Steve was later named Co-President. At Royal Oak, he was responsible for managing the financial performance of the company which included coordinating all construction/acquisition loan relationships, cash management, and strategic planning. In 2013, Royal Oak Homes was named the fastest homebuilding company in the Country by Builder Magazine, and the fastest growing private company in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal.
In 2014, Royal Oak Homes was sold to AV Homes, Inc (NYSE: AVHI) and he and his brother, Matt, continued their roles as Co-Presidents. Steve was responsible for managing the accounting and financial reporting, human resources, information technology, and general operations for the division. From 2014 to 2017, under the Orosz leadership, the division closed in excess of 1,100 homes annually as the 3rd largest homebuilder in Central Florida, with annual revenues exceeding $300 million.
Currently, Steve and his two brothers, Andrew and Matt, introduced Hanover Family Builders, a single-family production builder which broke ground in late 2017.
Steve has experience in the acquisition and development of over 20 residential communities totaling over 7,000 lots. In addition, he also has worked with multiple regional financial institutions to obtain/manage more than $175 million in financing for both horizontal and vertical construction.
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Matthew is one of the founding members of Hanover Capital Partners and is broadly responsible for identifying, managing, and coordinating new investment opportunities.
Matt graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Matthew also received his MBA from the Crummer Graduate School at Rollins College in Winter Park with highest honors. Matt began his career with JP Morgan Chase and moved on to KTR Capital Partners, a private real estate investment trust in Philadelphia. As a member of the investment team, Matt was responsible for all aspects of the acquisition process in multiple strategic markets and was part of over $2 billion in capital deployed.
In 2009, Matt became the Vice-President of Investments for Hanover Capital Partners pursuing a variety of opportunistic investments, primarily within the real estate sector. In addition to starting a distressed land fund, Matt partnered with his brother to start Royal Oak Homes, a production homebuilding operation in Central Florida. As Co-President of Royal Oak Homes Matt was responsible for all sales, marketing, land acquisition and operations. Between 2011 and 2014, the company was ranked the fastest growing new home company in the country prior to selling it to AV Homes (AVHI) in 2014 for $65,000,000. Matt stayed on for 3 years at AV Homes as Co-President further doubling the size of their operation to over $300 million while still leading the company in sales, margins, and profitability.
In 2017, Matt, joined by his 2 brothers, launched their next homebuilding operation, Hanover Family Builders. Acting as Co-President, Matt has led Hanover to again be one of the fastest growing homebuilding operations in the country with first year sales exceeding $100 million. Matt continues to manage the investments from Hanover Land Company while also acquiring over 1,000,000 sf value add industrial for the portfolio.
Matthew is also involved in the following activities: FAA certified private pilot, Vice-President of Orosz Family Foundation, and is busy with 3 young children.
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Andrew joined the Hanover team in 2017 as Vice President and General Counsel. In that capacity, Andrew principally facilitates Hanover’s real estate acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing transactions, while providing guidance on a variety of corporate, real estate, and business-related issues. Andrew serves in a similar leadership capacity for Hanover’s affiliated homebuilder – Hanover Family Builders, LLC – which was founded by the Orosz brothers in 2017 before commencing operations in 2018. As a complement to Hanover’s significant real estate business, Andrew facilitated the formation, and oversees the operation, of Trinity Title Company of Central Florida, LLC, which is a licensed title agent of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company.
Prior to joining Hanover, Andrew served as a Shareholder with the Florida-based law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. During the course of Andrew’s career in private practice, in addition to representing Hanover, Andrew represented a variety of Florida-based developers, homebuilders, and investors in all phases of a real estate transaction, including contract negotiation, due diligence, land acquisition/disposition, financing, and analysis and procurement of land use approvals and entitlements. Andrew also has significant representative experience in the hospitality industry, where he has facilitated the acquisition, financing, and disposition of luxury and resort hospitality properties valued at over $4 Billion throughout the United States.
Andrew holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame (2003, Magna Cum Laude), a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law (2006, Cum Laude), and Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business (2006). Andrew is a member of the Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association, and previously served as the President of the MorningStar School in Orlando. Andrew has been recognized on the prestigious list of the “Best Lawyers in America” (2018), and is currently serving a three-year term as a Builder-Director for the Greater Orlando Builder’s Association.
Ben graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-engineering and from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration in construction management. Ben received his MBA from the University of Central Florida. Ben handled land acquisition for Bowen Family Homes from 2005-2007.
Ben decided to pursue land brokerage in 2007 and joined E.W. Schultz Co. Between 2007 & 2009, Ben sold over 500 lots to builders in Central Florida. Ben went to work for DR Horton as the Central Florida Land Acquisition Manager in early 2010. DR Horton acquired over 600 lots during the time that Ben was the land acquisition manager and structured options on more than 400 additional lots.
Ben joined Hanover Capital as the Vice President of Land Acquisition in 2011. He acquired over 5,000 residential lots in all stages of entitlement or development. Ben enjoys hiking, camping and hunting with his wife Michelle. Ben and Michelle have a son named Benjamin and a white lab named Tybee.
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