Join SV@Home members as they pull back the curtain on the process of developing multifamily housing. SV@Home board member Kelly Snider will moderate, and SV@Home members Charities Housing and ROEM will take part in the panel discussion.

Event description from Livable Sunnyvale:

Whoa, where did that come from?!!!

Ever drive down a street with which you’re familiar but haven’t been on for a while, and you suddenly pass a big, new development you’ve never seen before?  Like the one shown above (which will be built on El Camino Real soon)?  And you ask yourself, “How did that get there?!!”  (You might use stronger language.)

Come to the Livable Sunnyvale meeting on October 21, at 2 PM, and hear from Developers who develop major apartment complexes in Sunnyvale like the one above.  They will discuss the legal, political, and financial issues involved in taking a development from concept to construction.  Learn from them:

  • How these developments come to be,
  • Why don’t we have more housing, especially affordable housing,
  • What will be the impact of the new State housing bills just signed into law, and
  • How to influence the location, look, and size of these developments.
  • Big developments are coming to Sunnyvale soon.  Learn how we can make more of them affordable.

Our Moderator is Kelly Snider of Kelly Snider Consulting, who has had such positions as Director, Mixed Use Development, for Sunnyvale Town Center, Director of Development for SummerHill Apartment Communities, and Director and Development Advisor  for Los Altos Community Investments, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University re Commercial Real Estate Development.

The Developers include:

Geoffrey Morgan, President and CEO of First Community Housing:  Geoff oversees all operations of First Community Housing, serving over 3,000 residents with the highest quality of environmentally sustainable, service-enriched affordable housing. Before joining FCH, Geoff was the Vice President of Real Estate Development for Christian Church Homes, and was responsible for development in various phases of approximately 2,000 units of senior housing and mixed use projects nationally.   He has over 16 years of experience in overseeing all aspects of the financing, development, construction and operation of affordable housing projects, subdivision home building, commercial real estate development, agricultural land trusts, historic renovations and military base reuse.

Ardie Zahedani, Division President at St. Anton Communities, an award-winning, nationally recognized apartment and mixed-use builder with more than 25 years of ownership experience, which has many developments in the Bay Area, including Sunnyvale.  Ardie is passionate about transit oriented market rate and income-restricted multifamily housing in housing-imbalanced communities (i.e., a focus on affordable housing).

Alex Sanchez, Executive Vice-President, ROEM Development Corporation, a vertically integrated California Developer, based in the Silicon Valley for over 35 years. ROEM has award-winning, nationally recognized Multi-Family developments throughout the State of California, including a recent proposal in the city of Sunnyvale.  Alex also served as the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara and the Director of Housing for the City of San Jose and brings close to 40 years of experience with the development, underwriting and management in the multi-family sector.
Saturday October 21st  * 2 to 4pm  *  Fairbrae Swim Club  *   696 Sheraton Ave. *   Sunnyvale CA

October 21st
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Fairbrae Swim Club