SARES REGIS Group of Northern California Grows Its Commercial Division Team

SAN MATEO, CA – October 4, 2016 – Sares Regis Group of Northern California (SRGNC), a leading developer of commercial and residential real estate, has announced four new hires within its commercial division.

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Rob Hughes joins the firm as Financial Manager, where he will be responsible for overseeing financial reporting on major Silicon Valley projects. Keith Brown joins SRGNC as Senior Vice President, where his initial focus will also be on major Silicon Valley projects. The company has also added two additional staffers, Elisse Douglass who will serve as a Senior Project Manager and Jon Wright as Project Manager, both of whom will work closely with staff on several projects. In addition, Margie Radyk has been promoted to Commercial Division Operations Manager.

“Rob is well known by our senior management, several having worked with him here at SRGNC in the ‘90s,” said Jeff Birdwell, president of SRGNC’s commercial division. “We’re excited to welcome him back to the company.”

Rob Hughes most recently worked as an associate at Stanford Management Company, where he provided financial analytical services with a focus on performance, valuation and fund administration. He spent over a decade with Legacy Partners Commercial in Foster City, working as a financial analyst and valuation manager. Rob previously worked for SRGNC, acting as the company’s controller from 1995 to 1998.

He began his career as an accounting manager for Prometheus Real Estate Group. Rob earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Notre Dame de Namur University in 1988.

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Keith Brown has over 40 years of experience as a registered architect and Project Manager. As a Principal at Conversion Management Associates (CMA), he spent the last 22 years directing the design and development of numerous projects including the creation of large campus facilities, corporate tenant improvement programs, historic building renovations and adaptive reuse projects, and many free-standing retail, food service, hospitality, institutional and residential buildings throughout the U.S. and also in India. Prior to CMA, Keith managed his own architectural practice for 17 years. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee.

“Keith’s extensive history as an architect and Project Manager will be a huge asset for the company as he focuses on some of our Silicon Valley projects,” said Jeff Birdwell.

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Senior Project Manager Elisse Douglass completed an internship with SRGNC Commercial development group in spring 2016 and joined full-time after graduating with her MBA in Real Estate and Finance from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business. She was a Robert M. Toigo MBA Fellow and worked as a Summer Associate in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division. Elisse has significant experience managing residential, commercial and retail developments and creating strategic investment opportunities.

Prior to enrolling at Haas, Elisse worked as a Director with IMB Development, a private equity firm focused on investing in businesses that generate economic growth and social benefits in urban communities. Elisse began her career at real estate development firm Turett Collaborative in New York City, where she worked as the Project Manager on a variety of unique developments projects. She received her B.A. in Architecture from Columbia University in New York City.

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Project Manager Jon Wright brings to SRGNC significant experience. Most recently, Jon was with Sullivan Management Company as Acquisitions and Management Consultant working for four residential rental-housing funds that hold over 900 units in the Bay Area and Southeast Michigan. Jon launched operations in a new market identifying, underwriting and acquiring over 350 properties.

Prior to his work at Sullivan Management Company, Jon worked in Washington D.C. in the Obama Administration serving as Chief of Staff of at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, legislative aide to the Commerce Secretary and senior leader on the White House Business Council. Jon has a J.D. from Northern Kentucky University and a B.A.B. in Finance from Murray State University.

“We’re excited to welcome these two new staffers to the company,” said Jeff Birdwell. “Jon has a wealth of valuable management experience, and Elisse proved herself to be an exceptional team member during her internship.”

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For more than 16 years, Margie Radyk has been an exceptional contributor to SRGNC’s commercial division. Margie began her career at the company providing administrative support, and, over the years, she has become an essential team member, helping with all operational aspects of the team’s development projects.

“Margie is an important part of the ‘glue’ that holds our outstanding team together,” said Birdwell. “We would all like to congratulate her on this well-deserved acknowledgement of her continued advancement within SRGNC.”

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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