FARMSTEAD, Vacaville, CA

FARMSTEAD, Vacaville, CA

FARMSTEAD, Vacaville, California

New single-family home community, Residential Medium Density, 130 homes, coming in Spring 2022.

OWNER / CLIENT:  AJCD WVP Vacaville LLC [more]

AJCD DEVELOPMENT:  April 2017 - present

Farmstead will be a small community of homes designed to offer a lifestyle that embraces the rich history of this former working orchard, and connects to nature through the preservation of beautiful one hundred year-old trees.  One of the last remaining city infill sites, this special 20.6-acre property, is located in the coveted North Orchard neighborhood, just 1.2 miles from historic downtown Vacaville, California. 

1st & Angel Avenue, Beaverton (Portland, OR)

1st & Angel Avenue, Beaverton (Portland, OR)

The Rise at Old Town, Beaverton,  Oregon

Mixed-use; 87 multifamily units, 2,300 sq ft ground floor retail; 4-story TYPE V multifamily construction over TYPE I podium parking

OWNER / CLIENT:  Encore Capital Management [more]

AJCD SERVICES:  November 2015 - June 2016

PROJECT & ASSET MANAGEMENT:  

(in this context, the term “asset management” represents services more typically associated with “project management”, since the owner has hands-on involvement in the development of its ground-up assets)

  • processing monthly construction reports (key issues memos, minutes for weekly construction meetings, current budget, and project schedule)
  • processing monthly construction and equity draws
  • assisting with the due diligence and closing of the construction loan
  • reviewing all performance and product specifications to maintain consistency with the owner's portfolio branding strategy.
  • contracting: finalizing all third party design, inspection, service vendor contracts, and general contractor GMP contract
  • assisting with the perfecting of insurance documents

Concord Renaissance II, Concord (with Monogram Residential Trust)

Concord Renaissance II, Concord (with Monogram Residential Trust)

 
Concord Renaissance II, Concord (with Fairfield Residential)

Concord Renaissance II, Concord (with Fairfield Residential)

CONCORD RENAISSANCE PHASE II, Concord, California

Mixed-use; 180 multifamily units, four- and five-story, TYPE V wrap construction around TYPE I parking structure

OWNER / CLIENT:  Monogram Residential Trust [more]

AJCD SERVICES  |  August 2015 - June 2016

PERMITTING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

  • leading design team to fully permit project (demolition, grading, site development, parking structure and superstructure)
  • preparation of project impact fee estimate for budgeting purposes
  • serving as lead with City of Concord and public agency staff
  • finalizing all remaining entitlements pursuant to the conditions of approval
  • brokering agreement with adjacent neighbor
  • finalizing construction bonding
  • monitoring site maintenance
  • providing vendors to address specific construction activities initiated prior to GC selection

DEVELOPMENT & ADVISORY SERVICES:

  • public agency relations
  • extension of existing entitlements strategy (Design Review, Project Use Permit Amendment)
  • building permit process strategy
  • GC selection

 
DEVELOPER / CLIENT:  Fairfield Residential [more]

AJCD SERVICES | February 2012 - December 2013

ENTITLEMENTS & PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

  • obtain all discretionary approvals (Design Review, Project Use Permit Amendment)
  • drafting and processing of an Initial Study pursuant to CEQA for a culminating in a certification of a Mitigated Negative Declaration
  • preparation of an impact fee estimate
  • serving as lead for City Staff and appointed and elected leadership interaction
  • serving as local representative for Client at local City-sponsored planning and civic events

DEVELOPMENT & ADVISORY SERVICES:

  • entitlement strategy
  • political outreach
Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek, California

Mixed-use; approx. 100 multifamily units, 9,000 sq ft ground floor retail; roof deck amenity; six story, TYPE I podium parking structure, under TYPE III multifamily construction

OWNER / CLIENT:  Encore Capital Management [more]

AJCD SERVICES  |  October 2014 - present

ENTITLEMENTS:

  • Hands-on involvement in preparation of planning submittals (Preliminary Planning Application, Conditional Use Permit / Planned Development)

PROJECT DESIGN:

  • entitlement team selection and contracting
  • driving integration of owner branding goals into the work of architect and interior design by working with local marketing and property management experts
  • reviewing all performance and product specifications to maintain consistency with the owner's portfolio branding strategy

PROJECT & ASSET MANAGEMENT:

  • revising the original planning application for a Conditional Use Permit
  • assisting in the navigation of proposed building moratoriums and other City Staff-led efforts to limit development on property with commercial zoning
  • underwriting (providing market based revenue, operating expense, and hard cost assumptions; vetted soft cost assumptions)
  • provided General Contractor list for bidding purposes
  • reviewed and vetted Development Partner-prepared General Contractor bid spreads to support hard cost assumptions
  • processing monthly construction reports (key issues memo, current budget, and project schedule)
  • processing monthly equity draws
  • entitlement team selection
  • contracting--finalizing all third party design, inspection, service vendor contracts, and general contractor GMP contract

DEVELOPMENT & ADVISORY SERVICES :

  • General Contractor selection
  • political outreach
McKinley Village, Sacramento

McKinley Village, Sacramento

McKINNLEY VILLAGE, Sacramento, California

Residential master plan community of 336 single-family units, four product types, parks and recreation center.  Two- and three-story, TYPE V single family detached and attached residential construction

OWNER / CLIENT:  Encore Capital Management [more]

AJCD SERVICES | February 2013 - present

DUE DILIGENCE:

  • conducted due diligence, including all technical, legal, planning, CEQA related, political and market analyses
  • underwriting (vetted all Development Partner provided revenue, operating expense, soft and hard cost assumptions)
  • recommended approval of due diligence and the funding of project

INVESTMENT MEMO PREPARATION:

  • prepared the investment memo for investment committee

ASSET MANAGEMENT:

  • providing Asset Management services in the more typical sense as McKinley Village is a joint venture between the sponsor and Encore
  • processing monthly reports (minutes from Partner calls)
  • processing capital calls

DEVELOPMENT & ADVISORY SERVICES:

  • site work contractor selection
  • sponsor value engineering monitoring
800 West San Carlos, San Jose

800 West San Carlos, San Jose

800 WEST SAN CARLOS, San Jose, California

Mixed-use; approx. 315 multifamily units, 25,000 sq ft ground-floor retail and second story office.  Five- and seven-story, TYPE I and TYPE III residential wrap construction around TYPE I parking structure.

OWNER / CLIENT:  Fairfield Residential [more]

AJCD SERVICES | June 2013 - November 2014

DUE DILIGENCE:

  • conducted due diligence, including design team bidding and contracting for all technical, legal, environmental review, and planning analyses
  • prepared a Due Diligence Report for Fairfield Residential investment committee wherein AJCD recommended approval of due diligence and the funding of project per the terms of the countersigned Purchase and Sale Agreement
  • Due Diligence Report discussed current contract status, site specific information, historical data, existing planning information, summary of due diligence investigation findings, all relevant agencies, entitlement path and schedule, design/development/city fee cost summary, special and unusual risks, adjacent projects, neighborhood activism, and CEQA process

ENTITLEMENTS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

  • worked directly with Fairfield Residential’s Vice President of Entitlement in obtaining discretionary approvals (Rezone to RM (PD) Planned Development Zoning District)
  • conducted all design team bidding and contracting for all technical and planning analyses for the preparation of the planning application as well as the preparation of the CEQA document (Addendum to the Final Program EIR for the Diridon Station Area Plan).
  • served as point for all matters involving planning and managed environmental review consultant (LSA Associates, Inc.)
  • drafting and processing of the Addendum EIR
  • Negotiated with Fire Marshall regarding access requirements and window assembly requirements with Life Safety Consultant
  • preparation of an impact fee estimate
  • served as local representative for Client at local City-sponsored planning events, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority / Light Rail Transit meetings, and civic events
  • prepared neighborhood outreach strategy
Hillside Residence, Napa

Hillside Residence, Napa

HILLSIDE RESIDENCE, Napa, California

Single-family home; Addition and remodel of a 4,000 sq ft luxury residence

OWNER/ CLIENT:  Wolford-Isaacson

AJCD SERVICES  |  April 2011 - May 2014

OWNER REPRESENTATION: 

  • design team and general contractor team management
  • budget and schedule tracking

Environmental Working Group, Oakland

Environmental Working Group, Oakland

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP OFFICES, Oakland, California

Tenant Improvements; approx. 3,000 sq ft of office space in a landmark office building

OWNER:  Metrovation

CLIENT/ TENANT:   Environmental Working Group [more]

AJCD SERVICES  |  August 2008 - March 2009

OWNER REPRESENTATION: 

  • design and contractor team management
  • budget and schedule tracking

SELECTED PROJECTS by ANTHONY J. CRAIG prior to AJCD

Milpitas Apartments, Milpitas

Milpitas Apartments, Milpitas

MILPITAS APARTMENTS, Milpitas, California

Mixed-use; approx. 940 multifamily units, 25,000 sq ft ground-floor retail.  Four-story TYPE V residential wrap construction around TYPE I parking structure.

DEVELOPER:  Lincoln Property Company [more]

SERVICES while at LINCOLN PROPERTY COMPANY | September 2006 – October 2008

UNDERWRITING:

  • worked on the project as Vice President of Development, Northern California
  • finalized underwriting during Letter of Intent and Purchase and Sale negotiation stage of acquisition, and monitored project proforma during due diligence and project financing

DUE DILIGENCE, DEVELOPMENT & ADVISORY SERVICES:

  • project design work based on geotechnical, environmental and civil engineering technical analysis
  • served as local representative for Lincoln Property during meetings with City Management, Staff and elected officials
  • served as local representative for Lincoln Property during community planning meetings and events relative to the Transit Area Planning Area plan development and negotiation

PROJECT FINANCING / EQUITY DECK PREPARATION:

  • prepared all offering memorandums for the purpose of securing equity financing
  • led all outreach, presentation and equity tours with capital partners

 

Marina Bay, Richmond

Marina Bay, Richmond

POINT RICHMOND and MARINA BAY, Richmond, California

Three residential communities totaling approx. 900 condominium units.  One level TYPE I podium parking structures under five-story TYPE III residential construction.

OWNER:  Toll Brothers, Inc.

DEVELOPER / GC:  Toll Brothers, Inc. [more]

SERVICES while at Toll Brothers, Inc.  | December 2004 – September 2006

ENTITLEMENTS:

  • selected, bid and contracted with an entitlement team comprised of a land use attorney and design professionals
  • Examples of specific entitlements included, General Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Design Review, Vesting Tentative Map, Development Plan, CEQA certification, and Bay Conservation Development Commission (BCDC) Permit
  • A Mitigated Negative Declaration and two Environmental Impact Reports were prepared for the three sites; one was owned by the City of Richmond that required significant remediation to gain clearance for residential use
  • led meetings and presentations to various neighborhood and special interest groups throughout Richmond

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & OWNER’S REPRESENTATION:

  • joined the Pt. Richmond office as Project Manager and was promoted to Senior Project Manager where he managed (i) the Pt. Richmond office, (ii) a four to five-person administrative and project management team, (iii) leading various design teams and select concrete, framing and MEP trade groups through the development of schematic and design development drawings, (iv) managing the CEQA review and documentation process, and (v) leading political and neighborhood outreach
  • led the preparation of Land Review packages that were presented and reviewed quarterly by Division, Regional, and national Executive Management, including Bob Toll
Villas at Dublin Ranch Villages, Dublin

Villas at Dublin Ranch Villages, Dublin

VILLAS at DUBLIN RANCH VILLAGES, Dublin, California

Single Family Attached Community; 289 single-family condominium units, club house and swimming pool.  Three and one-half story TYPE V residential construction over one level, partially subgrade TYPE I podium parking structure.

OWNER:  Toll Brothers, Inc.

DEVELOPER/ GC:  Toll Brothers, Inc. [more]

SERVICES while at Toll Brothers, Inc.  |  August 2002 - December 2004

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & OWNER’S REPRESENTATION:

  • worked on the project initially as Assistant Project Manager and was promoted to Project Manager where he managed (i) the California State Bureau of Real Estate approval processing for sales purposes for all four Dublin Ranch Villages communities (1,396 units total), (ii) coordination with site development, (iii) a three-person administrative team, (iv) the negotiation and contracting of the electrical through tile contracts, (v) a 13-person construction team, (vi) a 3 to 4-person sales team, (vii) warranty service calls until the Division Warrant Department was formed, and (viii) served on the HOA Board
  • led the preparation of Project Review packages that were presented and reviewed quarterly by Division and Regional Executive Management
  • the Villas team set a Toll Brothers national closing record of 126 closings in a 12-month period, only to be broken shortly thereafter by The Terraces team which was a 64 unit/acre density podium project next door

SELECTED PROJECTS by EVA B. CRAIG prior to AJCD

Williams-Sonoma Flagship Store, San Francisco

Williams-Sonoma Flagship Store, San Francisco

WILLIAMS-SONOMA FLAGSHIP STORES, San Francisco and New York City

Flagship Store; retail spaces with cafés and TV studios, on Union Square in San Francisco and Columbus Circle in New York City

OWNER/ DEVELOPER:  Williams-Sonoma, Inc. [more]

SERVICES while at WILLIAM SONOMA Inc.  |  July 2002 - May 2004

OWNER REPRESENTATION: Eva Craig (then Eva Belik) worked for the Store Development Department as Sr. Design Manager and Owner Representative to the design teams and the general contractor; from Schematic Design through store opening.

San Francisco Ferry Building 

San Francisco Ferry Building 

FERRY BUILDING MARKETPLACE, San Francisco, California

Mixed-use building; redevelopment of a 1898 landmark; approximately 65,000 square feet of ground floor Marketplace space, and 175,000 square feet of premium second and third floor office space. 

OWNER/ DEVELOPER:  Equity Office and Wilson Meany Sullivan [more]

SERVICES while at SMWM ARCHITECTS |  September 1999 - June 2002

DESIGN: Eva Craig (then Eva Belik) worked on the project as an architectural designer; from Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Value Engineering, Construction Administration, through Tenant Improvements.

Golden Angel Center, Prague, Czech Republic

Golden Angel Center, Prague, Czech Republic

GOLDEN ANGEL CENTER (ZLATY ANDEL), Prague, Czech Republic

Mixed-use building; 100,000 sq ft of ground floor retail and 140,000 sq ft of office space.

OWNER:  ING Real Estate [more]

ARCHITECT:  Jean Nouvel Architects, Paris, France

SERVICES while at JEAN NOUVEL |  July 1994 - July 1997

DESIGN: Eva Craig (then Eva Belik-Firebaugh) worked on the project as Project Manager; from Schematic Design, Entitlements through Design Development.

Beyeler Foundation Museum, Basel, Switzerland 

Beyeler Foundation Museum, Basel, Switzerland 

BEYELER FOUNDATION MUSEUM, Basel, Switzerland

Art museum; 40,000 sq ft of exhibition space, presenting 140 works of modern classics, including 23 Picassos.

OWNER:  Beyeler Foundation [more]

ARCHITECT:  Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Paris, France

SERVICES while at RENZO PIANO |  July 1992 - July 1993

DESIGN: Eva Craig (then Eva Belik) worked on the project from Schematic Design through Design Development.