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Westlake Realty Hires Jessica Smith as Senior Vice President, Portfolio and Asset Management

SAN MATEO, CA – Westlake Realty (www.westlake-realty.com) today announced that Jessica Smith has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Portfolio and Asset Management. Ms. Smith will oversee day-to-day operations across Westlake’s asset management, real estate services, and leasing functions. “It’s an exciting time at Westlake, and we are thrilled that Jessica has agreed to […]

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Developer gets OK to build San Leandro Tech Campus apartments

SAN LEANDRO — The San Mateo developer charged with building out the San Leandro Tech Campus next to the San Leandro BART station has received the green light to construct a mixed-use, residential complex within the office park. The San Leandro City Council, by a 7-0 vote July 17, approved Westlake Urban’s plan to expand […]

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197 apartments proposed near San Leandro BART station

SAN LEANDRO — The developer that transformed a long-vacant strip of land by the San Leandro BART station into a budding campus for Bay Area technology companies is now seeking to build apartments on the same site. Plans by Westlake Urban, of San Mateo, for the San Leandro Tech Campus include expanding a new six-story parking […]

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Developer wants to build large apartment project next to East Bay BART station

Developer Westlake Urban is close to approval on 197 apartments at its San Leandro Tech Campus, as a decade-long effort to build next to the BART station gains momentum. The City Council will vote to potentially approve the housing project at 601 Parrot St. on Monday. The project requires a plan change in the San […]

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of T.M. Chang, founder of Westlake Realty

Tsi Ming (T.M.) Chang April 16, 1920 – June 8, 2017 Tsi Ming (T.M.) Chang, beloved husband of Yoshie Chang, patriarch of the Chang family and visionary businessman passed away at the age of 97 in his sleep on June 8, 2017. Born in Shanghai, China, his ancestors were sailors who traded on junks along […]

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How to Have Conversations about Change

“We spend our time responding rationally to a world which we understand and recognize, but which no longer exists.” — Eddie Obeng Something unusual just happened in San Francisco. A new, mixed-use housing development was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission. The project, 1028 Market, located at the intersection of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district and […]

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Westlake Urban Interview with Brian Wiedenmeier, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Our work at Westlake Urban is focused on re-envisioning and redeveloping sites that have outlived their useful lives. Most of our projects are located in existing communities where we have owned properties for decades. These communities tend to be urbanizing places where the pace of change is rapidly increasing, rules are changing, and long-held beliefs […]

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Taking impossibility to the next level

Public art provides us with an opportunity for reflection and contemplation, as well as active enjoyment  and community engagement as artists redefine the relationship between viewer, object, place, and time. SHARE:

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Truth is Beauty, San Leandro Tech Campus featured on KTVU

  On Saturday a 55-foot tall statue is being installed in San Leandro. The celebration is going to start with a drive through the streets before she is delivered to her final home. And now Alex Savidge is at the sight where her 20-foot-long legs are already in place. Alex: Yes, it is a beautiful […]

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Tactical Urbanism: Connecting people and places through small-scale changes.

To improve public space, little projects can yield big rewards: a pop-up “parklet” on a big-city street, a shopping mall made from shipping containers, or bicycle lanes and other street enhancements produced through “quick-build” projects that use a mix of local funding, volunteer efforts, and creative staffing solutions to bring about long-lasting changes. Known as […]