Jay W. Zimmer Chief Financial OfficerCorporate Controller Jay Zimmer has over 30 years of accounting and finance experience in the real estate and home-building industry. His extensive background includes financial accounting, cost accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and fiscal controls.At Cornerstone, Zimmer handles everything financial, including accounting, budgeting and cash management. He works closely with the management team to access equity and construction funding for all acquisitions and maintains healthy investment and banking relationships.Zimmer graduated with a Bachelor of Science in accounting from San Diego State University in YEAR and began his career with a large shopping center developer. He went on to earn his CPA certificate with Laventhol & Horwath where he performed audit, tax and management consulting services for real estate and hotel clients. In addition, Zimmer has served as Controller for California-based residential developers Barratt American and Shea Homes, where he became proficient in real estate accounting, job costing, cash flows and cash management. His experience also includes developing project financing and working with banks to secure construction loans.Zimmer joined Cornerstone Communities in January 2001 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in June 2008.