Team & Partners

The creativity and determination of the people behind Portsmouth Development LLC is what makes us San Francisco’s uniquely positioned commercial real estate developer.

Principals

Kenneth Reza

Kenneth Reza

Founder, CEO, and Managing Partner

Ken is the Founder, CEO and Managing Partner of Portsmouth Development, LLC. With more than 30 years experience in commercial real estate, primarily in real estate joint venture investments, he formed Portsmouth in 2001 with a focus on assembling prime development sites for urban infill commercial and multi-family residential projects in the most sought after neighborhoods in downtown San Francisco. Ken is responsible for all aspects of property acquisitions for development projects, identifying their highest and best use potential, developing project financing and business plan strategies, and engaging a best-in-class team to complete all aspects of developing each project. Portsmouth’s first project was as a partner in the iconic One Rincon Hill project for which Ken spearheaded the negotiations for the site acquisition from Bank of America. Portsmouth Development has developed or is currently developing both commercial and residential projects totaling 2 million square feet with a portfolio valuation of $2 billion.

Prior to founding Portsmouth, Ken was Sr. Vice President of Capital Transactions at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments where he was responsible for the development or acquisition of Class A, institutional grade real estate properties within the Western United States and British Columbia. During his tenure there, he participated in or originated approximately $1.3 Billion of transactions. Ken holds a BS in Finance and Real Estate from the California State University, Sacramento.


Anna (Anneke) van Exel – Reza

Anna (Anneke) van Exel - Reza

Principal

Anneke joined Portsmouth Development in 2013. She has responsibility for day-to-day business management and administration along with strategic planning support. Anneke joined the company with over 30 years of executive leadership experience in the airline industry including Sales, Marketing, Training & Development, Operations, Employee Relations, and Logistics. Prior to Portsmouth, she served as Sr. Vice President at Kilfrost, LTD and CEO of the Americas, where she was responsible for all aspects of the company’s business (sales, marketing, financial performance, customer support, manufacturing and logistics). She holds a BS in Business from the University of Phoenix.


Partnerships & Project Collaboration

Portsmouth Development structures partnerships for each project to ensure seamless delivery of every phase of the acquisition and development cycle. Throughout the process, the needs of the seller, investor, community, and the end user are a continuous focus. To ensure maximum success of all projects, strong collaboration is key. Each partner is recognized as leaders in their areas of expertise. We take great pride in our association with these highly talented and professional partners.

SKS

SKS

sksre.com

Founded in 1992, SKS is an investor, developer, and advisor of commercial real estate properties in the western United States. Known for their high quality and professionalism, SKS is a tested group of professionals that has consistently outperformed its competitors. SKS and Portsmouth are jointly developing premier sites in downtown San Francisco.


Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects

Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects

www.scb.com

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) is an international, award winning architecture, interior design and planning firm with offices in Chicago and San Francisco. SCB has extensive commercial and institutional design experience in multi-family, residential, hospitality, retail, corporate office, higher-education, laboratory, and transportation facilities. SCB seeks to enhance the human experience through thoughtful planning and design resulting in high-quality sustainable live, work, and study environments. If you’ve been to downtown San Francisco, you have seen an SCB building from the One Rincon Hill towers to 399 Fremont and many more.


Handel Architects

Handel Architects

www.handelarchitects.com

Handel Architects is an architecture, interior design and planning firm, which works on projects globally from its offices in New York, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. Handel was founded on the principle that large-scale, mixed-use buildings can enrich the urban experience and be drivers of economic development. The firm promotes density as an urban growth strategy and design as a key component to improve the quality of city life.


Mark Cavagnero Associates

Mark Cavagnero Associates

www.cavagnero.com

Mark Cavagnero Associates is a San Francisco base architectural firm focused on cultural, educational, civic as well as, private projects. Since its establishment in 1988, the firm has completed a wide range of architectural and master planning projects, including large and small scale institutional, non-profit, commercial, and residential projects. The firm provides a full range of services, from programming, master planning, site planning and conceptual design, through construction documents and administration.


Reuben Junius & Rose, LLP

Reuben Junius & Rose, LLP

www.reubenlaw.com

Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP is a full-service real estate law firm. This includes all facets of real estate law, with special emphasis on real estate transactions, land use planning and zoning. The firm is experienced in securing approval of projects ranging from office to retail to residential developments. The firm also has expertise in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as environmental regulations administered by other local and state entities. Reuben, Junius, & Rose is actively involved in the San Francisco community and maintains excellent relationships with key San Francisco departments, officials and decision makers. The firm is highly respected in the marketplace due to its breath of real estate expertise, levels of service and professionalism.


Swinerton Builders

Swinerton Builders

www.swinerton.com

For 125 years, Swinerton’s success has been built on a foundation of shared values. It is a 100% employee-owned company, so their people have a personal interest in the success of every project. A strategy of innovation and flexibility has been key to Swinerton’s enduring success. The construction industry is constantly evolving and has been transformed by new technology throughout their history but never more dramatically than today. They continuously strive to achieve the highest level of execution in everything they do, from safety, quality, and innovation to attention to detail in every task. As builders, they recognize their responsibility to preserve natural resources for future generations. They have developed green building initiatives, which continue to garner industry accolades and result in structures and facilities that will operate cleanly and efficiently for many years to come.


Polaris Pacific

Polaris Pacific

www.polarispacific.com

Polaris Pacific is the West Coast sales and marketing firm for the new economy. Polaris Pacific celebrates over 30 years of legacy, experience and results combined with the latest in marketing strategies, technology and research. Their foremost goal is to align themselves with the needs of their developer clients to maximize value at every step of the process. That is why leading developers and financial partners rely on Polaris Pacific’s deep understanding of market intelligence, homebuyer dynamics and local market nuances to increase bottom line profits. With decades of combined expertise and billions of dollars in sales, Polaris Pacific provides the intelligent leadership needed to adapt to volatile markets and to structure a strategic roadmap for sales success.


Equity Residential

Equity Residential

www.equityapartments.com

Equity Residential (EQR) is a member of the S&P 500, a publicly traded real estate investment trust headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The company is focused on the acquisition, development and management of high-quality apartment properties in top U.S. growth markets. EQR owns and manages nearly 400 apartment communities in 11 states and the District of Colombia. Equity Residential is the largest owner/operator of multi-family properties in the United States.


Pacific Eagle Holdings

Pacific Eagle Holdings

www.greateagle.com.hk

Pacific Eagle Holdings is the U.S. division of Great Eagle Holdings, Limited based in Hong Kong. The Great Eagle Group has over 40 years of track record in property development. Their development team possesses in-depth understanding of every aspect of property development from feasibility through construction to completion. The group owns and manages an extensive international hotel portfolio branded under The Langham. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Great Eagle Holdings develops, invests in and manages high quality residential, office, retail and hotel properties in Asia, Australasia, North America and Europe. The company’s vision is to create long-term value for customers, partners, investors, employees, and the community and to strive for excellence in every facet of their business.


Urban West Associates

Urban West Associates

Urban West Associates, a development company based in La Jolla, CA, along with Portsmouth Holdings, LLC, created a joint venture, Rincon Ventures, LP, for the purchase and development of the former Bank of America site next to the Bay Bridge now known as One Rincon Hill. Urban West has owned and developed other projects in San Francisco, as well as locations in Southern California.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

https://mitcre.mit.edu/

The MIT Center for Real Estate was founded in 1983, by an MIT alum, Charles “Hank” Spaulding (CE ’51). A prominent real estate developer himself, he had a vision to improve the quality of the built environment and to promote a more informed professional practice in the global real estate industry.

The MIT Center for Real Estate partners with organizations in every sector of the global real estate industry. The partnerships aim to benefit each of the Center’s constituent groups - students, faculty, researchers, and partners – in a positive collaboration that serves the industry as a whole. By establishing a partnership with MIT, industry sponsors help advance key research in real world application, while gaining special access to the Center’s intellectual capital and global network.