The Oakland Housing Authority, bridge and Mayor Jean Quan recently celebrated the groundbreaking of AvéVista Apartments on Grand Avenue. The 68 apartments at AvéVista are among the 1,880 BRIDGE units under construction or scheduled to start in the next 12 months—a high water mark for the company. Read more about AvéVista and check out the groundbreaking event photo album.
Housing Paves Way for Special-Needs Playground
The City of Temecula is building its first playground designed to serve children with autism and other special needs, thanks to grant funding that was made possible because the city met its state-mandated affordable housing target. BRIDGE’s new Madera Vista, which features homes for families and seniors, is among the developments that contributed to the citywide target.
Big Reach Saves Energy, Water, Money
Did you know that making multifamily housing 20% more energy efficient would save more than $7 billion per year and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 430 million tons? BRIDGE is a proud participant in The Big Reach, an initiative by Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future to reduce energy and water consumption 20% by 2020, and of the President’s federal Better Buildings Challenge. Read more.
Ann Silverberg Promoted to Executive Vice President
BRIDGE Senior Vice President Ann Silverberg has been promoted to Executive Vice President overseeing the company’s Real Estate Development activity in Northern California as well as major rehab work and Capital Markets debt and equity placement. “Ann is an extraordinarily talented person who has a passion for affordable housing and a deep commitment to BRIDGE’s mission,” said Cynthia A. Parker, BRIDGE President and CEO. Read more.
Rene Cazenave Apts. Wins SF Real Estate Deals of the Year Award
Co-developed by BRIDGE and Community Housing Partnership (CHP), Rene Cazenave Apartments recently won a Real Estate Deals of the Year Award from the san franciscoBusiness Times. The new property features 120 supportive housing apartments for formerly homeless individuals. For more about the BRIDGE-CHP partnership, view this video interview with CHP’s David Schnur.
Emily Weinstein to Lead Rebuild Potrero
BRIDGE has promoted Emily Weinstein to Director, Potrero Community and Housing Development. In this new role, she oversees all aspects of Rebuild Potrero, a comprehensive revitalization project that will result in 1,400-1,600 homes, retail, parks and community services on San Francisco’s Potrero Hill. Ms. Weinstein has spent the past 3.5 years engaging Potrero stakeholders in a long-term strategy to transform the social and political environment of the community. With over 15 years of relevant experience and a dual degree in City Planning and Real Estate Development from MIT, she has managed large-scale real estate projects and strategic engagement initiatives in underserved communities in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles. Read more about Rebuild Potrero.