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San Francisco Real Estate Business & Politics

Navigating Planning, Permitting and Zoning

Event Ended On: Wednesday April 25 2018

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Events Speakers and Panels

Permitting and Planning in San Francisco

Hard Facts - How are deals getting approved?

John Dooling

John Dooling

Partner, RMKB

How to Navigate the CRE Political Game in the Bay Area


Holly Arnold

Holly Arnold

Vice President, HKS Architects

Patrick Van Ness

VP of Forwarding Planning, Signature Development

How to Navigate the Permitting Process: Presented by Burnham Nationwide


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
8:40 AM
9:25 AM
Permitting and Planning in San Francisco
Hard Facts - How are deals getting approved?
9:25 AM
10:10 AM
How to Navigate the CRE Political Game in San Francisco
10:10 AM
10:30 AM
Closing Remarks & Networking
8:30 AM
8:33 AM
Welcome Remarks
8:33 AM
8:40 AM
Burnham Nationwide Podium Presentation


Omni San Francisco
500 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Ballroom: Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Parking Information: Valet Event Parking Rate - $25.00

Self-Parking Options:
600 California Garage (715 Sacramento St) - $20 Early Bird Rate
550 Kearny Garage - $22 Early Bird Rate (Before 9AM)

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Event Summary

In San Francisco, East Bay, and the South Bay, one of the hottest topics has been the permitting and entitlement process. Politicians in the Bay Area are working to create a more development-friendly process. Even in Oakland, whose entitlement process has been noted as

more difficult than that in San Fran, is working to make the process easier. But with so many

new buyers and sellers entering the market, new challenges are cropping up, and working with the community has become more difficult than ever.

Every project and neighborhood is different and now, more than ever, leveraging relationships is critical. Join us as our all-star panelists

are handling

politics, permitting, and entitlement in order to get their projects started and finished. For questions, concerns or recommendations, please email

1) The City says that they want to be builders. Will they begin to expedite the entitlement process as a result? 

2) How can developers work best with the community and City to break ground on much-needed projects?

3) What do the new zoning policies and Prop M mean for development and construction?

4) What local municipalities are offering the most enticing development incentives?

5) How are public transit improvements altering how the City reacts to planning, zoning and permitting? 

Bonus: The CARE Group will be raffling off Giants Tickets!!!