Chief Real Estate Officer
Jonathan Veach began serving as Chief Real Estate Officer for the Port of Oakland on December 4, 2023. He will manage the Port’s Commercial Real Estate division and also the Port’s land use and development. The Port of Oakland oversees nearly 20 miles of waterfront property between the Oakland Seaport and Oakland International Airport including Jack London Square. In addition to Port parks and public access, underused acreage is being converted into mixed-use development projects through private investment dollars. The Chief Real Estate Officer position was created to provide the experience and leadership necessary to formulate and direct future real estate strategies and related public-private negotiations. Veach will oversee the utilization, development and maintenance of real estate assets in Jack London Square, Oakland Estuary, Oakland Airport Business Park, and other related assets within the Port’s jurisdiction.
Prior to joining the Port of Oakland, Jonathan Veach was formerly an Executive Director in J.P. Morgan Chase’s Community Development Real Estate Banking Division where he provided lending to for-profit and not-for-profit developers, government entities and community-based organizations for affordable housing and economic development projects. Mr. Veach’s public sector experience includes serving as the Housing and Real Estate Manager for the City of Santa Clara and working at the New York City Department of Housing and Development. Mr. Veach holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University.
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