Meet our team

A few words from our CEO

At The Baylands Development Company, we're committed to a higher level of thought about the communities that we create. We know that in order to solve the challenges of living in the places that we love, we have no choice but to think differently.

To tackle our climate challenges, we need to make changes to the way we live. We can no longer environmentally – or economically - afford the continued development of greenfields. We need to recycle and repurpose land from previous uses. And it's a big win when those lands are adjacent to transit.

Within the Bay Area, most land with previous industrial usage has environmental challenges. Without question, it's more complicated, more costly and more challenging to reuse land. We recognize those challenges and we're prepared to address them.

As Northern Californians, we're also clear that transit is an issue not just for our environment, but for our current quality of life. Getting around where we live has to change and, thankfully, opportunities exist to aggressively address this problem.

And that's why we're so excited to begin the development of The Baylands. With over 700 transit-adjacent acres minutes from downtown San Francisco, The Baylands is one of the most compelling urban development projects in the world. Assembled over nearly 30 years, the redevelopment of this land will create necessary housing, exciting commercial buildings and nearly 140 acres of parks and open spaces. Not only will it provide opportunities for its residents and businesses, it will be a boon for the City of Brisbane and the surrounding communities.

The challenges we face in the Bay Area are nearly as great as the opportunities presented by this amazing place. We're making a choice to think and live differently, and we welcome you to join us on this journey.

Greg Vilkin

Greg Vilkin CEO, The Baylands Development Company

The Baylands Team

Scientists. Engineers. Environmentalists. Consultants. Collaborators. Visionaries. These are the passionate people responsible for bringing The Baylands to life.

Dirk Hallemeier

COO

Stephanie Shakofsky

Senior VP – Governmental Affairs

Anthony Chen

VP - Architecture

Eric Aronsohn

VP - Sustainability & Energy

Michelle Lin

VP - Urban Planning & Design

Matthew Udouj

VP - Development

Howard Pearce

Senior Director - Engineering

Jacky Tang

Senior Director - Infrastructure Development

Project Collaborators

Collaboration and community are the very core of The Baylands and we're excited to partner with these incredibly talented people to help bring our vision to life.

Peter Calthorpe
Stewardship + Sustainability

Peter Calthorpe

Peter Calthorpe's long and honored career in urban design, planning, and architecture began in 1976, combining his experience in each discipline to develop new approaches to urban revitalization, suburban growth, and regional planning. In 1983, Peter Calthorpe founded the award-winning firm of Calthorpe Associates devoted to sustainable urban design and planning globally. Throughout his career in urban design, planning, and architecture, he has been a pioneer of innovative approaches to urban revitalization, community planning, and regional design.

Sunny
Equity + Human Connection

Sonny Caberwal

Sonny Caberwal is a seasoned executive, committed to products and services that meaningfully improve people's lives. He's built and sold multiple technology startups, been a senior executive at CPG giant Newell Brands (NASDAQ:NWL), and participated in over a dozen other companies as a partner, investor, or advisor.

Inkdwell
Art + Creativity

Jane Kim and Thayer Walker of Inkdwell

Founded in 2012 by artist Jane Kim and writer Thayer Walker, Ink Dwell studio creates art that explores the wonders of the natural world. Merging classical techniques of science illustration with modern fine art, they create public and private commissions, illustrations, exhibitions and much more.

William Murray
Placemaking

William Murray of MurrayTwohig

William Murray is the co-founder of MurrayTwohig. For more than two decades he worked on some of the world’s most prestigious buildings and developments, including the Shard and Battersea Power Station in London, One World Trade Center, Central Park Tower and Hudson Yards in New York, The 78 in Chicago, Shipyard and Candlestick in San Francisco, East Harbour, Toronto and Masdar City in Abi Dhabi. He is an expert facilitator, speaker, and writer, and has unrivalled experience in the creation of Place Vision, in articulating the critical elements of a project’s success factors, and understanding how they can be employed in both placemaking and communication strategies.

Additional collaborators

Collaboration and community are the very core of The Baylands and we're excited to partner with these incredibly talented people to help bring our vision to life.

  • NN
  • OJB
  • Bioabitats
  • Murray Twohig
  • Moontide Agency
  • Gensler
  • ARUP
  • BKF Engineers
  • HDR
  • Ankrom Moisan
  • OurEnergy
  • EnGeo

Endorsements

  • Bayarea Council
  • Greenbelt Alliance
  • Samceda
  • sfhac
  • Spur