Silva to oversee renovation of the Bay Area’s Hillsdale Shopping Center
San Jose, Calif. – May 31, 2017 – C.W. Driver Companies, a premier builder providing general contracting, construction management and design-build services to the Western United States, has hired Corky Silva as project executive, the company announced today. In his new role, Silva will oversee the company’s Northern California projects, including the Hillsdale Shopping Center – North Block Redevelopment – one of the largest enclosed shopping centers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In an area where household incomes are twice the national average, the Hillsdale Shopping center attracts more than 8 million affluent shoppers annually. Led by Silva, C.W. Driver Companies’ $155 million reconfiguration of the 12.5-acre northern portion of the center involves tearing down the Sears building, redeveloping the surface lot and 291,519 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space. The project is expected to be completed in 2018.
“We are happy to welcome Corky to the C.W. Driver Companies family, and know that his extensive expertise and trusted relationships in the San Francisco Bay Area will add immediate value to our regional projects,” said Greg Motschenbacher, Senior Vice President of C.W. Driver Companies. “His leadership of the Hillsdale Shopping Center project thus far has instilled confidence in his project management abilities with our staff and partners, and we look forward to seeing the project come to fruition under his guidance.”
In his new role, Silva will oversee Northern California project teams, work with owners to ensure projects meet expectations and generate new business opportunities in the high-rise and hospitality space. He is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional.
“C.W. Driver Companies has an impressive legacy spanning many industries in the Bay Area, and I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic team for the Hillsdale project and many others in the future,” said Silva.
Prior to C.W. Driver Companies, Silva worked on high-rise and hospitality projects as a project executive at Johnstone Moyer. He also previously served as project manager for Barry Swenson Builder, working on high-rise and multifamily residential construction. A San Jose resident, Silva earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from San Jose State University.
About C.W. Driver Companies
C.W. Driver Companies is a premier builder serving California since 1919. As a leader in general contracting and construction management services, C.W. Driver Companies are on the cutting edge across a broad spectrum of industries, including education, commercial/office, technology, healthcare/biomedical, mixed-use, assisted living, entertainment, retail, industrial and civic. Ranked inEngineering News Record‘s Top 150 General Contractors and Top 100 Construction Managers, C.W. Driver Companies has the ability to build a variety of projects, from large tenant improvements to small renovations and specialized projects through its affiliates: Driver SPG, Good & Roberts. C.W. Driver Companies has offices located in Los Angeles, Irvine, Rancho Cucamonga, Anaheim, San Diego, Carlsbad and San Jose. For more information, please visit www.cwdriver.com.