SAN RAMON, Calif. – Meridian, a full-service real estate developer specializing in acquiring and developing real estate facilities for the healthcare sector, expands its construction project management division with the addition of Christine L. Velasquez, a well-respected senior-level real estate professional with a successful track record of over 15 years in business and community development, commercial real estate and project management in the Silicon Valley. In her new role as project manager, Velasquez will oversee the pre-development and construction phases of Meridian’s new ground-up development and value-add redevelopment projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.
According to Meridian’s COO John Pollock, “Velasquez possesses a unique combination of experience within both the public and private sectors, which brings tremendous value to Meridian and its clients.” Velasquez has worked closely with developers and tenants across a broad range of industries through the site selection, entitlement and construction phases during her tenure as the senior development officer for the San Jose Redevelopment Agency. One of the most significant projects she worked on is the San Pedro Square Market, an iconic multi-million-dollar restaurant and entertainment destination in downtown San Jose.
Most recently, Velasquez served as a senior business development manager with AEI Consultants, a national environmental and engineering company, providing expert consulting services on the environmental due diligence process for new developments and acquisitions within the greater northern California region.
“My goal is to keep projects moving through the process from pre-construction to project delivery on time and within budget,” said Velasquez. “I hope to add value with my extensive development and entitlement experience, as well as help identify environmental issues during the due diligence process to get in front of any concerns early on so we can keep projects on track.”
Velasquez continues, “Meridian is a quality, well-respected company in the industry with committed people to get things done. I’m pleased to be part of this dynamic team and contribute to the growing success of the company.”
Velasquez actively serves on the board of Commercial Real Estate Women Silicon Valley (CREW-SV) as programs director, supporting efforts towards the advancement of women in the commercial real estate industry. She also serves on the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Next Generation regional committee. She holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from San Jose State University. Velasquez will be based out of the firm’s San Ramon, Calif. office.
A division of Marcus & Millichap Company, with offices in San Ramon and Irvine, Calif., Meridian Property Company is a full-service real estate developer having completed over one million square feet of innovative and integrated commercial office, primarily medical, since its inception in 2000. Meridian’s services are broad in scope, but meticulous in detail — from site evaluation and land acquisition to entitlement and planning to construction and management. For more information, see mpcca.com.