Sunny sets strategic vision and directs execution of Westlake’s Development and Asset Management activities. He is also directly responsible for the development of the 500,000 square foot San Leandro Tech Campus.
Sunny has over 30 years of experience in retail, industrial, office and residential projects, including acquisition, disposition, debt and equity placement, joint ventures, repositioning and development. Sunny underwrote equity and debt financing for a $2 billion real estate portfolio while with Equitable Life Assurance Society of America.
Sunny’s previous real estate development experience includes his role as an entrepreneur and founding principal of Farallon Real Estate Development, a retail shopping center development and asset management firm.
Sunny received his Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science, Real Estate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Gaye is responsible for the execution of Westlake’s Development activities including governmental entitlements, strategic planning, site evaluation and project feasibility analyses. She is also directly responsible for the redevelopment of Westlake’s Kirkham Heights residential project in San Francisco.
Prior to joining Westlake, Gaye served in senior management positions in Bay Area real estate development firms and she has managed the design, development and governmental entitlements for several million square feet of commercial real estate, including retail, industrial, office and residential projects.
In addition to over 14 years of experience in the private sector, Gaye brings the unique perspective of having served as a Planning Director in three Bay Area cities: San Mateo, San Leandro and Emeryville.
Gaye holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University.
Kevin Monsey oversees Construction Management for Westlake Urban. Kevin has over 28 years of diverse experience in the construction industry, including working for and along with large general contractors in California, Nevada and Washington. His past projects include numerous office, retail, manufacturing, R&D facilities, and K-12 educational projects. His role in managing the design and construction process has covered more than $400 million in total construction costs.
Kevin has also held executive positions at major general contracting companies including Skanska, the Pacific Northwest’s largest General Contractor with over $1 billion in sales annually. He was also Vice President for Lusardi Construction, where he was responsible for the Reno, NV and Dublin, CA offices.
Assistant Development Manager
Donovan provides support to the Managing Directors on a number of real estate development projects. He has responsibility for providing financial analysis, project administration, and providing project planning and support for assigned projects.
Donovan started out in property management with Westlake’s Commercial division where he had operational and leasing responsibility for a number of assets. He was promoted to an Assistant Asset Manager and when he completed his MBA he was promoted to the Development division, Westlake Urban.
Prior to Westlake Donovan worked with a home building development and construction company while he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his Master of Business Administration from San Francisco State University.
Assistant Development Manager
Joanna provides support to the Managing Directors on a number of real estate development projects. She has responsibility for providing financial analysis, project administration, and providing project planning and support for assigned projects.
Prior to joining Westlake, Joanna was an Assistant Asset Manager for BlackRock Realty Advisors for several years.
Joanna obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with High Distinction, from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Environmental Management degree from Yale University. She is a LEED Green Associate.