Sares Regis Commercial Division Welcomes New Hires

Virginia Calkins and Peter Given hired as Project Managers

SAN MATEO, CA – December 18, 2017 – Sares Regis Group of Northern California (SRGNC) has increased its Commercial Division with the hiring of Virginia Calkins and Peter Given as Project Managers. Both will leverage their impressive experience to drive the development of significant office projects throughout Silicon Valley.

“The Commercial Division at Sares Regis is continually growing and adding great talent, and we’re grateful to have found Virginia and Peter to join our team,” says Jeff Birdwell, President of Sares Regis Group of Northern California’s Commercial Division. “Given their impressive previous experience in the world of commercial real estate, we look forward to having Virginia and Peter on board to tackle exciting, new projects in the coming years.”

Virginia Calkins will initially manage the development of new office projects in Sunnyvale. Calkins comes to SRGNC from the online real estate marketplace Ten-X / where she served as senior product manager. She also previously served as an investment associate with Grosvenor Property Group in Hong Kong and as interim director of business development at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an interdisciplinary design firm in New York City.

Virginia has an M.B.A. from Stanford, where she was the Co-President and CFO of the school’s Real Estate Club and was on the winning team of the NAIOP Golden Shovel Real Estate Challenge. She graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Architecture and Economics.

Peter Given’s first assignment working in SRGNC’s Commercial Division is an office development project in Los Altos. He was most recently a project manager and investment analyst at Core Development Group in Santa Monica where he helped to develop high-end homes. Prior to that, Given opened and operated a SMARTBOX portable storage franchise which serviced the greater Los Angeles area. His previous commercial real estate experience in the Bay Area includes several years as asset manager with MCM Diversified, Inc., in San Jose.

Peter has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California, with minors in Business Administration and Sociology.

About Sares Regis Group of Northern California
Sares Regis Group of Northern California and its affiliates, Regis Homes Bay Area and Regis Contractors Bay Area, are regional companies based in San Mateo, California.
As leading developers and managers of commercial and residential real estate in the western United States, the companies have more than 6.5 million square feet of commercial properties valued at $500 million and over 2,800 residential units under development. Since its inception, the company has acquired or developed approximately 46 million square feet of commercial properties and 20,000 multifamily and residential housing units. For more information, please visit:

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