Women who lead in commercial real estate: TMG's Denise Pinkston

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July 26, 2019
San Francisco Business Times
Women who lead in commercial real estate: TMG's Denise Pinkston

Denise Pinkston, a partner with San Francisco-based developer TMG Partners, sees Oakland as next year's hottest development market.

What current project are you most excited about and why? The Oakland Planning Commission approved our major Oakland office project, 2201 Valley Street, a building located in the Oakland uptown area, featuring local arts installations and gallery/performance spaces. This project celebrates the best of the Bay — in walking distance from direct BART connections to the entire East Bay, San Francisco and soon San Jose.

I am also excited to continue to advance the California housing policy conversation to produce, preserve and protect more homes and accessory dwelling units in order to stem the alarming increase in homelessness.

Do you see TMG focusing more on ground-up office developments or doing more mixed-use projects in the near future? TMG is doing both ground-up and renovation projects, and has always focused on mixed-use projects near transit. We respond to the unique conditions of each local market and site demands.

Which East Bay market do you think will be hottest in the latter half of 2019 and into 2020? Downtown Oakland has seen a remarkable influx of finance, development activity, thousands of units of housing, and new ground-up office development.

What kind of presence does TMG plan on having in the South Bay going forward? TMG has been deeply involved in Silicon Valley since our inception and we are significantly increasing our presence in the South Bay.  We have projects throughout the region, including our 1,000,000-plus-square-foot Platform 16 project at Diridon Station. We have also hired a new regional partner, Ben Kochalski, to further cover the region for us.

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