There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”

-Margaret Wheatley

Introducing EASTLINE, a multi-use space created by Oakland, for Oakland in the heart of the bustling Uptown District. EASTLINE celebrates an area rich in history and promises to spark its dynamic growth into the future.

EASTLINE is a project development joint venture in partnership with the Oakland-based Strategic Urban Development Alliance (SUDA), Lane Partners, and an investment team. Together we’ve assembled a block of underutilized sites near the 19th Street BART Station whose owners share Oakland’s values and vision. Think diversity, community, creativity, and commerce– all under one colorful umbrella.

The 3-acre site comprises one full block including 800,000 square feet of large floor plate offices, large and small retail spaces, 18,000 square feet of community arts spaces, 31,000 feet of open spaces, and three levels of parking.  There’s never been a better opportunity to celebrate Oakland’s vision.

The core spirit of EASTLINE is to engage the community and reflect its wants and needs. We are enlisting you- the Oakland community– to help it develop and thrive.

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The Team

YOU, the Oakland community, in partnership with:

Alan Dones

Alan Dones is managing partner and co-founder of Strategic Urban Development Alliance, LLC, (SUDA) specializing in large-scale, innovative, public agency projects and mixed-use development. SUDA has completed over $80 million of development projects in California.
Dones’ ties to Oakland run deep. He is a current member of the Board of the Oakland Private Industry Council, the Board of the East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission, and  former vice-chairman of the Oakland City Charter Commission.
He was also past president of the Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors.

Manan Shah

Manan Shah is the Studio Director of Gensler Oakland’s architecture studio, where he leads a talented team of design professionals. Shah’s work focuses on large complex commercial, mixed-use, and institutional projects.
Current projects include NVIDIA’s new campus as well as a major renovation of 2150 Webster, an office building in the heart of Oakland’s Uptown. Shah is recognized as one of the top design professionals of 2015 in ENR Magazine’s “20 Under 40”.

Shonda Scott

Shonda Scott, an Oakland Native and second generation Oakland business owner created 360 Total Concept to be part of the solution, providing program management services to public and private entities on billion dollar projects.
Shonda is an executive producer/host of a community affairs talk show in Oakland/Bay Area. She has been recognized by President Obama and Congresswoman Barbara as a civic leader, and Stevie Awards as “Female Entrepreneur of the Year”.  Shonda, former Alameda County Commissioner serves as Vice-Chair of the Oakland African American Chamber, and Board of Regents for Bishop O”Dowd.

Regina Davis

Regina Davis is an architect with a passion for expanding housing and business opportunities to everyone. She has joined forces with the Strategic Urban Development Alliance in Oakland (SUDA).
Regina has served as the Chief Executive of San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, a nonprofit real estate developer in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.
She was a designer with the Michael Willis Architecture firm, where she helped create affordable, multi-family projects for Housing Authority agencies in Oakland, Richmond, and San Francisco.

Ben Parco

Ben is a Design Director for the Gensler design and architecture firm in Oakland. His notable projects include restoring and revitalizing the 1929 Beaux Arts building now known as the Uptown Station in Oakland.
He also designed the Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole (PJKK) Federal Building in Honolulu, Hawaii. PJKK was recently honored by the Government and Public Building Award from ENR Magazine for “Best Project 2015.”
His work has been featured in Architecture Magazine, Dwell Magazine, The Journal of the AIA California Council, and the Progressive Architecture Magazine

Peter Weingarten

Peter directs the Gensler design firm’s architectural practice for the Northwest Region based in Oakland, California.
Peter is invested in the idea of community, and creates spaces that improve how we live, work and play.
A Gensler Principal, Peter currently serves as the San Francisco City Chair for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He also serves on the Building Design+Construction Editorial Review Board, the Junior Achievement of Northern California Board of Directors, and Syracuse University’s School of Architecture Peer Advisory Board.

Andrew Haydel

Andrew joined Lane Partners real estate firm in 2007 and became a Principal in 2008. His responsibilities focus on capital transactions and construction management. Before joining Lane, Andrew worked for a subsidiary of the U.S. Trust as Vice President of Capital Transactions.

He oversees all acquisition underwriting and due diligence for Lane Partners. Under his leadership, Lane has transformed over 2 million square feet of Silicon Valley into properties that perform. Andrew is a LEED Accredited Professional.