Alameda Point Shovels mark the first phase of the $1 billion mixed-use transit-oriented waterfront project.

ALAMEDA, CA—Memorial Day celebrations are in the not-too-distant rear-view mirror, which is an appropriate coincidence for the start of development on the former Naval Air Station site. Alameda and its private partner, Alameda Point Partners LLC, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the first phase of the $1 billion mixed-use transit-oriented waterfront development at the gateway to Alameda Point called Site A. The 68-acre development is located on the site of the former Naval Air Station Alameda which closed more than 20 years ago.

“I am thoroughly impressed with how much city pride the residents and officials of the city of Alameda have and it has clearly shined through in our dealing with the stakeholders,” Bruce Dorfman, senior managing director of Trammell Crow Residential’s Northern California division, tells  “Alameda Point Site A has been such a tremendous group effort. So many stakeholders have come together to make this project happen. This speaks volumes about how great the community of Alameda is. At the groundbreaking ceremony, I was thinking about how pleased, honored and privileged we feel to be able to develop in this community and to build the first multifamily market-rate apartment community in 45 years.”

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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