Property management


Deputy General Counsel

Rex Edwards

Overview and Experience

Rex Edwards

Rex Edwards joined Terra Vista Management in 2021, and serves as its Deputy General Counsel. Rex attended the University of Southern California and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Arizona, where he ran varsity track.  He also holds a Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law.  He is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the State Bar of California.


Previously, Rex held a variety of in-house legal positions, developing expertise in complex commercial contracts, real estate, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and compliance.  Prior to moving in-house, he served as an associate at several private firms, including, Procopio, Troutman Sanders and KPMG.


Rex lives with his wife in North County San Diego and has a grown daughter. He enjoys family, friends, sports, and the outdoors.

Terra Vista Management


Terra Vista Management’s core mission is to cultivate precious experiences that enrich the lives of its guests, investors, and team members. 


Terra Vista Management provides a comprehensive suite of professional services for the ownership of managed properties, including:

·       Real Estate Investment Management and Investor Relations

·       Property Operations and Personnel Management

·       Entitlement and regulatory land planning

·    Development and Project Management


Know The Industry

Over 50 Years Of Experience In Hospitality Property Management

“By paying attention to the details, we are able to craft unique destinations that generations return to year after year."

Jacob Gelfand

Our Story

Terra Vista Management, Inc. (TVM) manages residential and hospitality-oriented income properties, with a specialty in luxury manufactured housing communities, recreation vehicle resorts and marinas. Many of TVM’s key personnel were part of the leadership of DeAnza Group. Formed in 1969 by real estate attorney Herbert M. Gelfand, TVM’s affiliated predecessor, DeAnza Group, pioneered the previously unthinkable concept of high-end mobile home and recreational vehicle (RV) parks with resort-level amenities and hospitality. 

Over the course of three decades, DeAnza provided expert services involving acquisitions, property management, finance, development and disposition, employing a team of over 600 people, and acquired income producing properties on behalf of 16 private and public partnerships representing a total of 12,750 investors. The portfolio ultimately included 35 properties located in California, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, Oregon and Washington. The company also provided fee management services to private and institutional owners as well as homeowners associations.

In 1994 the company sold the majority of its portfolio to what is now Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS). Several key properties were retained, and TVM was formed by former DeAnza Group president Michael Gelfand to continue the tradition of providing unparalleled real estate investment and property management services in the MHP and RV space.

Sheila Shrank

Vice President/Controller

Joseph Yu

Investor Relations

Terra Vista Management Mission Statement

Our mission is to cultivate harmonious communities and treasured experiences that enrich the lives of our guests, tenants, investors, and team members. This mission extends to all of the business units that Terra Vista manages, including RV resorts, residential communities, marinas, restaurants, event venues and recreational facilities.


What We Do to Implement Our Mission

 Every Member of Our Team

  1. Constantly strives to please our customers and exceed their expectations.
  2. Helps us achieve strategic objectives and operational goals to satisfy investors.
  3. Participates in decisions that affect their well-being and the success of the company.
  4. Explores opportunities for ongoing education, training and professional development.
  5. Does their part to maintain a clean, healthy and safe work environment.
  6. Ensures that every aspect of our business is conducted in a positive, honest, open and supportive manner, with respect for the environment and each person’s dignity.


Core Values

  1. Integrity: We succeed   through honesty, ethical actions and positively impacting our communities and the environment.
  2. Empathy: We see the world through the eyes of our customers and coworkers, providing them with the best possible experience.
  3. Loyalty: We put the needs of our customers, communities, investors, and fellow team members ahead of our own.
  4. Environmental Stewardship. Ecological concerns are essential to our decision-making, and we are committed to environmentally sustainable policies and practices.


Our Core Values in Action

  1. Healthcare and retirement benefits offered for the past 30+ years.
  2. Policy Change Policy enables any employee to propose policy changes.
  3. Grievance Policy provides a constructive format to voice and address concerns.
  4. Rent concessions available for mobile home tenants facing financial hardship.
  5. Consensus-oriented leadership.
  6. Promoting from within.
  7. Longstanding use of ecologically sensitive products in our operations and early adoption of recycling programs and other environmentally sensitive policies and practices. 
  8. Hiring, promoting and equal treatment of people with different identities (gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, etc.).
  9. Programs assisting with payment of employees’ college education and professional development training.
  10. Viewing properties as “experience generators” – much more than just another place to park RVs, mobile homes, or boats.
  11. Concern for our environment is a core value. Beyond resource management, we operate adjacent to wetlands and sensitive habitat areas.  This needs to be made clearer.