TRI Pointe Homes CEO: Ready To Roll With ‘Whale’ Deal

When TRI Pointe Homes (TPH) acquired the much larger homebuilding unit of timber titan Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) this week, it might have seemed like a minnow swallowing a whale. But TRI Pointe chief executive Doug Bauer said his team spent the last eight months laying the groundwork for the merger so that when the $2.8 billion deal closed Monday, “it was business as usual.” “We were buying land, building homes and selling and closing them,” he said

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