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The Gorgas Rail Complex
Presidio of San Francisco

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The Gorgas Rail Complex is located in the Presidio, a unique escape within the city of San Francisco. The Presidio is an extraordinary place to work with 24 miles of hiking trails, restaurants, hotels and a golf course, just a free shuttle ride away from downtown San Francisco. The Gorgas Rail Complex is comprised of seven historic buildings located beside the new Presidio Parkway with easy access to the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field, and the Chestnut Street retail corridor. Up to 34,906 SF is available for lease at the Gorgas Rail Complex. 1170 Gorgas Avenue is a stand-alone building containing 11,652 rentable square feet. Layout is an open floor plan featuring high exposed beam ceilings and ample natural light from windows and skylights. The Presidio Trust leases commercial space within the Presidio of San Francisco, a national park.

Speakers

Opening Remarks

Jean Fraser

Jean Fraser

CEO
The Presidio Trust

Job Creation & Economic Growth

Steve O'Connell

Steve O'Connell

CEO
Grosvenor Americas

Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews

California Director of Public Policy
Facebook

Alicia John-Baptiste

Alicia John-Baptiste

CEO
SPUR

Ruby Bolaria-Shifrin

Ruby Bolaria-Shifrin

Manager
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Derecka Mehrens

Derecka Mehrens

Executive Director
Working Partnerships USA

David Blackwell
Moderator

David Blackwell

Partner
Allen Matkins

Affordable Housing

Luis Granados

Luis Granados

Executive Director
MEDA SF

Jennifer Friedenbach

Jennifer Friedenbach

Executive Director
Coalition to Homelessness

Jennifer Martinez

Jennifer Martinez

Chief Strategy Officer
PICO California

Keith Brown

Keith Brown

SVP
Sares Regis

Patrick Otellini

Project Manager
Swinerton

Moderator

Tyler Fisher

VP
Bisnow

Government & Private Sector Collaboration

Sam Liccardo

Sam Liccardo

Mayor
City of San Jose

Libby Schaaf

Libby Schaaf

Mayor
City of Oakland

Michael Covarrubias

Michael Covarrubias

CEO
TMG Partners

Tomiquia Moss

Tomiquia Moss

Former CEO
Hamilton Families

Mary Papazian

Mary Papazian

President
San Jose State University

Julie Treppa
Moderator

Julie Treppa

Partner
Farella Braun & Martel

Agenda

  • Breakfast, Coffee, Registration, & Networking

  • Opening Remarks

    by The Presidio Trust CEO Jean Fraser

  • Job Creation & Economic Growth

    Ruby Bolaria-Shifrin, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Alicia John-Baptiste, SPUR; Michael Matthews, Facebook; Derecka Mehrens, Working Partnerships USA; Steve O’Connell, Grosvenor Americas; Moderator David Blackwell, Allen Matkins

  • Affordable Housing

    Keith Brown, Sares Regis; Jennifer Friedenbach, Coalition to Homelessness; Luis Granados, MEDA SF; Jennifer Martinez, PICO California; Patrick Otellini, Swinerton; Moderator Tyler Fisher, Bisnow

  • Government & Private Sector Collaboration

    Michael Covarrubias, TMG Partners; San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo; Tomiquia Moss, formerly of Hamilton Families; Mary Papazian, San Jose State University; Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf; Moderator Julie Treppa, Farella Braun Martel

  • Gorgas Rail Complex Site Tours

    Guests can sign up at any point during the event and take a tour following the event's conclusion

Building A Better City

The Bay Area, a historic hub of innovation and bastion of culture – is reckoning with a homelessness crisis, a lack of affordability, issues with transportation, and ensuring even distribution of opportunity, as various industries in the Bay continue to boom.

 

Though complex and at times daunting, these are issues that must be addressed and resolved -- both locally in the Bay Area as well as Nationally.

 

Join Bisnow at this first-of-its-kind Building A Better City Event, where we gather a group of diverse leaders – community activists, public officials, private developers, unions, and major companies who call the Bay Area home – to ask the following:

 

1. With several major Bay Area Companies making major affordable housing commitments, what changes can we expect in the development of affordable housing? 

2. The Bay Area is experiencing a homelessness crisis.  What actionable steps can we take to resolve the issue?

3. As inequality in the Bay Area continues to increase, what are we doing to ensure there is a thriving middle class? 

4. Transportation in the Bay Area is a tangled web.  What could be the impact of pending legislation? What additional solutions are required?

5. How are we working together, to ensure that ALL businesses and residents of the Bay Area have an opportunity to thrive?

 

With questions, recommendations, or press inquiries, please email Bisnow's Northern California Event Producer Matt Seukunian (matt.seukunian@bisnow.com).

 

 

Venue & Travel

The Gorgas Rail Complex
Presidio of San Francisco
1170 Gorgas Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

Parking Information: Paid parking is available nearby 1170 Gorgas (see map). Permits can be purchased from a Pay-and-Display pay station. All pay stations accept credit and debit cards

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