Mrs. Royce Patch joined USA Properties Fund as the Development Administrator in 1997, and held numerous positions with the company before being named Vice President of Development in 2005.
Before joining USA Properties, Mrs. Patch worked in redevelopment of commercial buildings in the Chinatown district of Honolulu, Hawaii. She returned to the mainland in 1984, where she worked in real estate appraisals for several years and then joined Morrison Homes' sales management department.
Mrs. Patch has played a leading role in USA Properties' expansion during the past two decades, producing affordable housing funding applications, performing site feasibility and due diligence analyses, and managing land-use and design entitlements for more than 40 affordable and market-rate communities.
She attributes her success in the industry to understanding the unique challenges and needs of cities – thanks in part to earning a certificate in Land Use and Environmental Planning from the University of California, Davis – and by developing relationships through community outreach. She says that engaging community leaders and even opponents to proposed apartment communities can help pave the way for successful projects, meeting the needs of cities and their residents.
Her efforts have helped the company's fast-paced growth and success, with the addition of more than 10,000 units during her tenure.