Ted Lieser has over 10 years experience in developing and managing real estate projects that represent the best in sustainable development, historic rehabilitation, and urban design practices. Ted has a strong background in managing all phases of development including project feasibility, site analysis, design, entitlements, financing, and construction management.
Ted has been actively involved in the planning, design and development of over 750,000 sq. ft. of real estate totaling over $500 million. The projects range from luxury eco resorts, clean technology business incubators and green commercial office projects to historic military-to-commercial conversions, independent high schools, nonprofit performing arts centers and mixed use transit-oriented developments.
He led the development of Cavallo Point Lodge, a 142 room retreat and conference center that includes a restaurant, spa, meeting rooms and support facilities that sits at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. Completed in 2008, at the cost of $103 million, the 200,000 sf project was developed within 35 rehabilitated or newly constructed buildings spread over a 45 acre abandoned historic Army base. The project achieved the Gold Certification Standard for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and has garnered a number of prestigious historic preservation awards including the 2009 Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Ted’s other projects include: The Bay School - a 65,000 SF independent preparatory high school, rehabilitated from an historic Army barracks in the Presidio of San Francisco; The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts - a 16,000 SF educational and performing arts center catering to disadvantaged youth and young adults in Richmond, CA; The David Brower Center - a 50,000 SF multi-tenant environmental nonprofit office building in Berkeley (LEED Platinum); and Building 813 - a proposed 250,000 cleantech incubator intended to catalyze economic development, community renewal and spur the larger revitalization of the long abandoned Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco.
Ted received his B.A from the University of Colorado/Boulder in 1988 and his J.D. from Golden Gate Law School in 1995, where he specialized in Environmental Law and Policy. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the California Heritage Council and the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC)’s Existing Building Committee. He is also a member of San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is a LEED Accredited Professional.