THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER - Joshua Simon, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Joshua Simon has worked at EBALDC for 16 of the last 23 years. He served as Senior Project Manager and Director of Real Estate Development from 1994 to 2006 and has been Executive Director since April 2013. He was responsible for numerous mixed-use complexes, such as Swan’s Market, that combine affordable rental apartments with retail space and community facilities that support building healthy, vibrant, and safe neighborhoods. Prior to his return to EBALDC, Joshua was Director of Real Estate Consulting at the Northern California Community Loan Fund, where he worked with community organizations throughout Northern California to plan for their facility needs. Joshua facilitated the formation of the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) and continues to work with CAST as their Board Treasurer. Joshua has been an active civic leader, serving for 13 years as an elected school board member for the Emery Unified School District in Emeryville, California. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the UC Berkeley and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.