Project Forum - ESQUINA, Richmond CA
September 22, 2021
Our fifth Project Forum advised WDC emerging developer member, Monica Wilson on ESQUINA, her first solo ground-up, residential development located in Richmond, CA. In keeping with the spirit of the project and her commitment to community building, Monica will serve as the General Contractor, working with local, family-owned small businesses specializing in MEP, carpentry, framing, roofing, and foundation construction.
Elizabeth Puccinelli moderated the experienced panel of advisors: Lena Robinson of First Republic Bank, Ashley Sadowski of the Mid-America Regional Council and Kelly Snider of Snider Consulting and Director of the SJSU Real Estate Program. Coordinated by Project Forum Co-chairs, Jessica Newhouse and Adrienne Teleki, each WDC Project Forum is tailored to the specific needs of developer and begins with a short presentation by the developer regarding the proposed development and its key challenges. This is followed by questions, advice and actionable direction from the expert panel. Audience members also have an opportunity to share resources, provide advice, and learn more about how to help advance the development at the end of the session.