LOS GATOS, Calif., and PLYMOUTH, Mich. (June 29, 2017) – Harmonie Park Development announced today that Wendi Baker has joined the company as principal. Among her key roles will be overseeing the firm’s existing projects, as well as providing third-party management and advisory services to public sector clients. Harmonie Park is a real estate development company focused on creating thriving mixed-use communities in high-barrier-to-entry markets.
Baker brings nearly two decades of experience in the San Francisco Bay Area real estate and planning industry. Prior to joining Harmonie Park, she spent 10 years in a variety of management positions at SummerHill Homes. Most recently she was vice president of development, leading the highly respected home building company’s East Bay Development team in creating and managing a diverse pipeline portfolio of more than $1.5B.
Earlier in her career she worked at HMH Engineers and NSA Wireless.
“Throughout her career, Wendi has shown a dedication to developing walkable, sustainable mixed-use, for-sale and for-rent communities,” said Don Capobres, principal of Harmonie Park Development. “Her specialized implementation and transactional experience, bolstered by her political acumen, will make her an asset to our team as we pursue projects that underscore our commitment to high-quality, smart growth principles.”
“My entire career has been spent honing my skill in the type of complex development work that Harmonie Park undertakes with such success,” said Baker. “I look forward to being part of this impressive, accomplished team and helping realize our clients’ vision for smart growth.” Baker is a sought-after speaker and panelist on real estate development and is active in a number of community and business organizations, including the Urban Land Institute; San Francisco Sustainability Committee, where she serves as co-chair; Bay Area Women Executive Series, Silicon Valley Leadership Group; and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
She received her Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University and has a Bachelor of Arts with Magna Cum Laude Honors with a major in Environmental Geography and Economics and minor in Anthropology from Syracuse University.
About Harmonie Park Development Company
Harmonie Park Development is a real estate development company focused on creating thriving mixed-use communities in high-barrier-to-entry markets. The company has represented some of the most well-respected local and international property groups, including Grosvenor, SummerHill Homes, Shea Homes and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Services include acquisition, financial analysis, entitlements, construction coordination, design team selection and management, and leasing disposition strategies. Headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif., and Plymouth, Mich., Harmonie Park serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area and metropolitan Detroit-Ann Arbor. For more information, visit harmoniepark.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.