Michael Sullivan and Ken Rakestraw Join the Commercial Development Division
San Mateo, CA – October 1, 2015 – Sares Regis Group of Northern California (SRGNC), the San Mateo-based real estate development and management group, has added two project managers to its team. Michael Sullivan and Ken Rakestraw have joined SRGNC’s commercial development division where they will be responsible for managing commercial projects in Northern California.
“We’re excited to bring on Michael and Ken as project managers for our commercial division,” said Jeff Birdwell, President of SRGNC’s commercial development division. “Both have strong, impressive backgrounds in project leadership, and we believe their experience will serve SRGNC projects well.”
Michael Sullivan spent the past five years in the Navy, most recently serving as Flag Lieutenant supporting a former Three-Star Admiral and President of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. He previously held a department head role in the 12th Marine Artillery Regiment in Okinawa, Japan, where he directed the naval gunfire qualification program for 20 Pacific-based ships. He also served aboard the USS Kidd as Gunnery Officer and deployed to Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Michael is currently in the MBA program at U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and has a B.A. in Economics from the University of San Francisco.
Ken Rakestraw previously worked as a Project Engineer for Level 10 Construction, where he managed the constructability, field coordination, and cost management for Jay Paul Company and the new Google office campus. Prior to Level 10 Construction, Ken was a mechanical engineer designing and manufacturing an innovative concentrated solar panel to be deployed for field power plants. Since 2010, Ken has been a professional triathlete, representing the United States and 20 personal sponsors in national and international triathlon race venues. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2010 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology.
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: www.SRGNC.com.