Meet the Team

Parkwest Planning

Executive Team

Chris A. Hostert

CEO & President

Chris has over 30 years of experience in construction, construction management and real estate development. Serving as Project Manager for Bryan Industrial Properties, he was responsible for all construction operations throughout Southern California. He has also served as Project Superintendent for Tesler Builders and has completed more than $65 million in construction and development projects. Chris has developed over 100 homes, apartments and completed numerous ground up projects, hotel Renovations, Remodels, and PIP’s. His knowledge and attention to detail has helped eliminate potential issues, saved clients’ time and saved substantial financial resources. As President and CEO of Parkwest, Chris coordinates project Architects, engineers, consultants, estimating, cost control and technical assurance. He is also responsible for maintaining project management schedules, subcontractor activities, purchasing, coordinating project managers and maintaining job site relations.

Ed LaCivita

Executive Vice President

Ed joined Parkwest as Executive Vice President of Construction. Mr. LaCivita’s current responsibilities include Project Management, Estimating and Marketing. With over 26 years of experience in construction and construction management, he has managed projects of all sizes from the very small to greater than $6 million. Before joining Parkwest, Ed owned and operated a successful subcontracting company from 1991 until 2005, working on projects in Hospitality, Retail, Schools, Hospitals, and Industrial. In 2002 he successfully completed his requirements and received his general contracting classification. In 2005, Ed formed a corporation where he focused on the hospitality renovation business. His responsibilities included Marketing, Estimating and Project Management. With projects and clients including Wyndham World Mark, Red Roof, Hilton, Marriott, Red Lion, Double Tree, Residence Inn, Sheraton, TownePlace Suites, Hyatt, Long Beach Gas & Oil, Target, Sears, Macy’s, Tilly’s, JPL Laboratories, LA Unified Schools, Mt. Hope Hospital, and Theo Lacy Corrections, Ed developed a reputation as a “can do” general contractor with a commitment to clients and our relationships.

Craig Hostert

Director of Business Operations and COO

Craig has over 26 years of construction, construction management, real estate development, and real estate finance experience. He has served as a Regional Vice President of Construction with a national bank where he was responsible for the day to day operations of the Orange and San Diego County Regional Offices. He also served as Vice President of Operations and Acquisitions of HCD Development. He has completed more than $30 million in residential and commercial projects throughout Southern California and the renovation and disposition of over $150 million REO bank owned properties. His current responsibilities at Parkwest include the overall management and direction of corporate and administrative operations. Craig is also responsible for the corporate finances, contract administration and project accounting. Craig, is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton where he earned a dual degree in Real Estate Finance and Accounting.

Craig Sullivan

Sr. Vice President Business Development

Sullivan joined Parkwest in 2013, transitioning from a very successful career spanning 40 years in the commercial real estate industry, having closed over $20 Billion in hospitality transactions over the past 19 years. As Sr. Vice President of Business Development, Craig leverages his multitude of long standing hotel industry relationships to head up the development and growth of the company. In his previous position as Vice President Twenty Four Seven Hotels and prior with a National Hospitality Group, which he pioneered at North American Title Company, Craig directed the marketing of their real estate transaction products and services exclusively to the Lodging industry nationwide. Craig, Co-Chairs the Income Property Lending Conferences/Commercial Real Estate & Lending Conference in California, with two conferences annually in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Craig's tremendous success in building client trust and loyalty is a direct result of his "client first" philosophy. He is very well known and respected in the hotel industry, and brings a tireless enthusiasm to his role. Craig thoroughly embodies Parkwest's commitment to the highest standard of integrity, transparency and responsiveness.

Nancy Nguyen

Executive Assistant & Director of Social Media

Nguyen is based at the corporate headquarters in Anaheim, CA, and is responsible for spearheading the company’s internet and social media growth strategy along with coordinating projects and executive administration. Nancy has teamed up with Parkwest to complete its dynamic executive team. With a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Irvine, Nancy brings a fresh new perspective to the company and assists in business development, implementing new structures to the operations and contributing her strong work ethic and enthusiasm to help Parkwest grow as one of the West Coast’s top Construction Companies. Nancy has a background in sales and understands the importance of providing exceptional customer service and building long lasting client relationships. She has also played a role in Parkwest’s community outreach through the Donate Life Run/Walk organization, established in 2003 to inspire our community to dedicate themselves towards promoting organ and tissue donation. She has been involved with the organization since its establishment and is committed to helping Parkwest further develop their relationship with the local community.

Frank Aguilar

Sr. Project Manager

Has over 35 years of construction experience and 20 years as a Licensed General Contractor, Frank brings much valued experience to the Parkwest Team for Pre Construction Estimating and Project Management. As an Estimator/Project Manager, he has the experience and knowledge of construction practices and methodologies to thoroughly understand the construction process and is able to capture the concept and context in the process of estimating and running a project(s). Frank’s background includes Shopping Center Development , Large and Small Commercial Buildings, Restaurant's, Retail Site Improvements, Infrastructure, Retail Store Build Outs, Retail Tenant Improvements, Big Box Retail, Infrastructure, Multi-family and HOA projects. Frank has been directly involved in the Pre-Construction Estimating process where special care and experience is needed to complete Conceptual Cost Feasibility's, Schematic Design Milestone Estimates and Final cost budgets for Construction Documents. Frank’s background also includes Construction Defect Litigation where his complete understanding and knowledge in the construction helps to mitigate project risk and liabilities.