ULI San Francisco: 5M: An In-depth Tour of SoMA’s Newest Mixed Use Development (SOLD OUT)


2022-05-17T16:00:00 - 2022-05-17T18:30:00

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    5M Will open in a new window 430 Natoma St San Francisco, CA 94103 United States


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private $45.00 N/A
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $40.00 N/A
    Retired $40.00 N/A
    Student $30.00 N/A
    Under Age 35 $35.00 N/A
    Refunds can be made if written notice is provided to ULI SF at least 48 hours in advance of the event.
    Sponsor tickets are available for Housing the Bay 2022 sponsors. Please contact Pooja Sharma at pooja.sharma@uli.org for more information.
    On-site registration increases by $10. 
    Photo by Kathleen Sheffer, provided by Boston Properties 

    SOLD OUT! Please contact Pooja Sharma at pooja.sharma@uli.org to join the waitlist. 

    Join us as we explore San Francisco’s newest megaproject, 5M! After 10 years in the making, this development opened to the public in March 2022. The project incorporates innovative ways to redevelop large-scale urban sites by bringing together diverse uses and programming influenced by the SoMa neighborhood and community. 5M has transformed empty parking lots and underutilized warehouses into a vibrant pedestrian experience with new public open spaces, housing, offices, retail, and restored historic buildings. Participants will enjoy an in-depth tour of the following:
    • 415 Natoma, a 640,000 RSF commercial office tower
    • The George, a 302-unit residential tower with 92 middle and moderate income units
    • The Parks at 5M, 26,000 SF of POPOS 

    Brookfield Properties and Sitelab representatives will share their insight into its entitlement, design and execution of the project.

    We will conclude our tour with a hosted happy hour at the Chieftain Irish Pub. 

    4:00-4:15 PM: Registration and networking
    4:15-4:30 PM: Introduction and project overview
    4:30-5:30 PM: Guided tour
    5:30-6:30 PM: Hosted Happy Hour 

    This is a lead-up event for ULI SF’s 5th annual Housing the Bay Summit, taking place in-person on Thursday, June 9 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

    Please note: this event is closed to press.
    Thank you to Swathi Bonda for organizing this event! 
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    5M 430 Natoma St San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

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    Swathi Bonda

    Senior Director, Brookfield Properties

    Swathi Bonda is a Senior Director at Brookfield Properties in San Francisco, where she leads the development of the 5M project. Prior to working for Brookfield, Swathi led affordable housing development for Forest City’s New York office, including nearly 800 units of mixed-income housing at Pacific Park Brooklyn (formerly Atlantic Yards). Before becoming a real estate developer, Swathi she was a Senior Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and an Economist with Fannie Mae. Swathi earned both her B.S. in Economics and MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves on the the Kelsey’s Board of Directors, ULI San Francisco’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Housing the Bay’s Steering Committee.


    Laura Crescimano

    Principal, SITELAB Urban Studio

    Laura Crescimano is co-founder and leader of SITELAB urban studio. Laura is an expert on urban design and entitlements, with an emphasis on the public realm and social power of space. Designing both processes and places, Laura’s projects range from Pier 70, where she led a multidisciplinary team through the design and community process for a 35-acre mixed-use waterfront development in a historic industrial district in San Francisco, to leading the design for Google’s first proposed mixed-use neighborhood located at their headquarters in Mountain View, to designing Pop-up Care Villages for the homeless services non-profit Lava Mae to help them provide mobile showers as well as “radical hospitality.” Laura serves on San Francisco Waterfront Design Advisory Committee and from 2010-2012, on the Board of Directors for AIA San Francisco.