Charmaine Curtis is a leader in the Bay Area development community where she is known for her ability to solve complex development issues and deliver results. Whether running her own venture or playing key roles in prominent development firms, Charmaine approaches her work with integrity and passion. Her real estate experience encompasses a diverse range of multi-family, mixed-use, urban infill projects including the groundbreaking conversions of formerly industrial buildings to lofts and an entire city block with housing over a full service grocery store. She has overseen or otherwise participated in the development of over 7,000 units of housing.
Charmaine sees the unique potential of pioneering sites and neighborhoods and how to contribute to and enhance their vibrancy and livability. She understands the risks inherent at each stage of the development process and how to effectively manage them.
Before starting her own ventures, Charmaine was President of A.F. Evans Development and Director of Development for Mercy Housing. She has a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning form the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. She is a longtime board member of SPUR, a public policy think tank that focuses on good planning and good government.
For over 30 years, DeWitt has worked in the field of architecture with an emphasis on multifamily housing, both affordable and market-rate, as well as institutional facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 1995, DeWitt has worked as a consultant providing construction management services to developers and quality control consulting for general contractors and architects. DeWitt’s experience spans both renovation and new construction. He has worked closely with Charmaine Curtis and Steve Kuklin on several projects. A native of New Orleans, DeWitt holds a degree in philosophy from Millsaps College and a degree in architecture from Boston Architectural Center. Prior to starting his own firm, DeWitt worked for nearly 10 years with David Baker + Partners as a project manager overseeing the design and renovation of the Clock Tower Lofts as well as a number of other projects.