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Marx|Okubo's San Francisco office assists with the acquisition and renovation of an affordable senior housing community

May 1st, 2017

Marx|Okubo conducted a Property Condition Assessment (PCA) of the 100-unit senior housing community located in Pacifica, California prior to acquisition by Bridge Housing. Based in part on the recommendations from our PCA, Marx|Okubo served as the architect-of-record for the interior and exterior renovation of the property, addressing significant deferred maintenance issues and the need to freshen up a property, which was originally constructed in the early 1970s. The work included renovation of every unit and the interior common areas, new windows, siding, and trim, landscaping upgrades, and the installation of new solar panel systems on the roofs to improve the energy efficiency of the property. Marx|Okubo also provided construction project management services throughout the process. Deacon Corporation was the contractor for the renovation. Marx|Okubo worked diligently with the owner, property manager, and contractor to address all of the challenges that come with renovating a fully-occupied residential property; in particular, given the unique needs and limitations of the senior residents.

The rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the project took place on April 19, 2017. Dignitaries attending the ceremony, who also provided assistance in the project, included Don Horsley, a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Mike O'Neill, the Mayor of the City of Pacifica, as well as executives from Bridge Housing, the California Housing Finance Agency, County of San Mateo Department of Housing, HEART of San Mateo County, and Merritt Community Capital Corporation. Residents of the property also attended the event and expressed their appreciation to all parties involved in the renovation and the fact that the project will maintain affordable housing for seniors for the next 55 years in their community.

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Marx|Okubo is a national architecture/engineering/construction consulting firm that works with real estate owners, investors and lenders—at every point of the property lifecycle—to evaluate their building projects, solve complex challenges and implement tailored solutions. We help clients understand their projects’ complexities, so they can make more informed decisions and, ultimately, mitigate their risk.