A few of my past and present engagements

DR Horton

Manage all entitlements for attached housing projects  in Santa Clara, Newark, Sunnyvale, and San Jose. Advise on all financials, hired architects and subs, all entitlement and government relations until commencement of construction (DR Horton has a separate construction management division).

2013 - present

Washington Holdings Mission Park

Provided day-to-day project management on an industrial property that converted to retail and hotel. 8-acre site in Santa Clara (across fromIntel) entitled to provide a Dining Huband select-service hotel. Unanimous approval in under a year, requiring substantial negotiations with County on Montague Expressway ROW take and PG&E high-tension wire easements.

2015 - 2016

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

Provide long-term advice and project management for Joint Development projects throughout Santa Clara County. Hire consultants, oversee design teams, manage RFQ/RFP process with complicated public outreach, and maintain forward momentum on transit-oriented infill projects.


Trojan Self-Storage

Provide government relations and entitlement management for a complicated re-use and re-development in a light industrial zone adjacent to a residential neighborhood.


Los Altos Community Investments -LACI

Worked full-time in-house for a family office that needed major organizational attention. Created a new LLC, oversaw re-branding and major marketing roll-out; audited portfolio and created an asset managerrole and hired for it; created accountingand P&L standards for $35M retail and commercial portfolio; assembled a 1.2-acre development site for office/residential redevelopment.LACI work included organizational, entitlement, business, and community relations advising on a weekly basis, and as Owner’s Rep to the commercial project which was managed by SRGNC.

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2015 - 2017

Destination Home/Cisco Supportive Housing Innovation Fund

Advise Board of Directors and Executive Staff on specific and actionable strategies for increasing supportive housing unit production, in conjunction with county-wide "Measure A" projects.


Federal Realty Investment Trust –Park Valencia Retail and Plaza

Worked in-house as project director for two new retail buildings and a major public plaza redesign. Managed design and delivery of tenant spaces, including lease commitments and TI budgets for Poke Bar and Smitten Ice Cream. Hired architects, landscape architects, GC (FRIT does not self-perform), all subs and completed entitlements andconstruction management until grand opening. Drafted allInvestment Committee reports, and managed budget and proforma to hit all thresholds.

2017 - Present

Nexus Real Estate Investments

Helped a small ground-up SFD builder expand into multi-family infill projects in high-barrier-to-entry residential neighborhoods such as downtown Mountain View. My consultancy brought together architects, site planning, legal advice, permit expediting, and gov’t/community relations as a single service.


Anton Development

600+ rental units adjacent to new BART station. Fast-paced design and entitlement management for an aggressive project that wanted to beat themarket and get out of the ground.

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2015 - 2016

Brookfield Residential

Advising the Vice President for Business Strategies on infill projects throughout the Bay Area, with a particular focus on largeinfill/redevelopment/re-use projects in Mountain View, San Mateo, and San Jose. Positioning all of Brookfield’s development entities (rental, commercial, home building, and asset management) to take advantage of new housing-focused legislation in 2017-18.

2017 - 2018

Meta Housing, LLC

Pre-acquisition and due diligence in Hayward (Tennyson Ave.) adjacent to Montana-Wittek “South Bart Housing” project. Conforming with city’s unique Form-based zoning code and trying to time approval with Cap-and-Trade funds from state.


City Ventures, LLC

Due Diligence on a proposed General Plan Amendment (GPA) and Urban Village “Signature Project”at Gimelli Road in San Jose. Subsequently traded to Pulte homes.


Integral Communities –Pacific Commons South

Led initial tenant explorations for 1M s.f. of Class-A with tenants such as Samsung, Google, and LAM Research. Manageddesign and entitlement efforts for vertical mixed-use buildings in new phase construction adjacent to one of the most successful Power Centers on the west coast.