Business Experience

Just before I left the business world, I worked for the City of Alameda developing and financing large projects.  It is very rewarding to see the product of my work contribute so much to the community.  Here are some of the things I did (with the help of many others, of course). 

Project Manager for the largest redevelopment amendment in California history involving land exchange and fiscal mergers of three redevelopment areas.  This resulted in a $46 million Bond issuance for additional projects. coordinated and negotiated with investors.

Alameda Theater, Alameda, CA

Project Manager of Alameda Theater historic rehabilitation (feasibility, schematic and design development, cost estimating and environmental review). Please visit this historic Art Deco theater, designed by the famous architect, Timothy Pflueger (architect of the Castro and Paramount Theaters}.

Bridgeside Shopping Center, Alameda, CA

Coordinator for Bridgeside/Nob Hill  Shopping Center including traffic study, mitigated negative environmental declaration, and negotiation with existing tenants.

Project Coordinator, Hawthorn Suites Hotel OPA (Owner  Participation Agreement) and project development.

Project Manager during the feasibility and predevelopment stages of a large hotel/golf course development on the former Alameda Navy airbase.

Project Manager for a redevelopment amendment involving a land use change of several properties from residential to commercial use.

Committee Member, City of Alameda Public Art Development Fee Ordinance.  This legislation established a requirement that all large-scale development projects contribute 2% of project costs toward installation of public art.

(photos:  City of Alameda)

Other experiences include private consulting in “Main Street” revitalization, economic development, historic preservation, meeting facilitation, organization development and two-party mediation.


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