Pacific Waterfront Partners was founded on a belief in the power of placemaking.
We are an investor and a partner in developing real estate that creates an impact
by asking the question,what do you want your world to look like?

Pacific Waterfront Partners was founded on a belief in the power of placemaking. We are an investor and a partner in developing real estate that creates an impact by asking the question, what do you want your world to look like?

Piers 1½-3-5

Piers 1½-3-5

Piers 1½-3-5 was redeveloped, owned, and operated from 2000-2016 by PWP, and still manages the property today. The historic asset is positioned on The Embarcadero promenade within the Northeast Waterfront, one of San Francisco’s most iconic waterfront landings. The location and integrated public shore walk creates an unbeatable quality for office and restaurant tenants and is a food and leisure destination for visitors from near and far.
At stabilization in 2007, the project was awarded the Best Rehabilitation Project by the San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deals of the Year, the Preservation Design Award by the California Preservation Foundation, and nominated for the “SF Build” Excellence in Business Award, by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, the sale of Piers 1½-3-5 was awarded Best Real Estate Deals of the Year by the SF Business Times, as it was the first real estate sale to break the $1100/SF ceiling.
Coqueta, Pier 5

Piers 1½-3-5 offers tenants and visitors four unique best-in-class restaurant options, including La Mar (led by celeb Chef Gaston Acurio), Coqueta (James Beard 2014 Finalist – Best New Restaurant), all of which embrace the indoor and outdoor nature of the property and capture the immersive, captivating waterfront experience.

Piers 38 - 40

Piers 38 - 40

In 2020, Pacific Waterfront Partners was selected by the Port of San Francisco to redevelop Piers 38 & 40 located at the junction of The Embarcadero, SOMA, and Mission Bay neighborhoods. We are committed to creating a diverse, environmentally conscious, and enjoyable place for everyone to experience the waterfront in a new way.

Piers 38-40 will offer a sui generis experience for office, retail, light industrial (PDR), commercial and recreational berthing, along with a number of enticing public amenities. These piers are poised to attract visitors of the SF Giants ballpark and Chase Center, easily accessible by walking and close to local and regional public transit. It will also encompass a number of ESG components, targeting triple net-zero (energy, water, waste), affordability, and resliency, to name a few.

The Bay School
San Francisco
The Bay School
of San Francisco

The Bay School of San Francisco, an independent
co-educational college preparatory high school founded in 2004, needed a new campus. The principals of Pacific Waterfront Partners and Equity Community Builders (ECB), as founding Trustees, stepped up to locate and develop a site in the Presidio for the new school.

The School selected the site at 35 Keyes in the Presidio of San Francisco and negotiated a 60-year lease with the Presidio Trust. PWP & ECB secured financing through a creative capital structure that included the utilization of historic tax credits and an intermediate investment entity. PWP and ECB developed the 62,000 sq. ft. campus in the Main Post area and structured a long-term lease with the school.

The Bay School received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award for Interior Architecture in 2006.



The Pilara Family Foundation retained PWP in 2007 to manage the adaptive re-use and renovation of Pier 24 Annex for their extensive photographic collection. It was completed and opened to the public in in 2009 and is the largest exhibition space dedicated to the collection and preservation of photography in North America.

PWP managed the entire development process by preparing financial feasibility studies, negotiating and securing all necessary approvals for the lease, obtained entitlements and permits, and opened the project in a span of 22 months.

Our Services & Experience

Feasibility & Economic Analysis

Land Entitlement


Development Management

Development Consulting

Public-Private Partnerships

Historic Preservation

Urban Planning

Asset Management

Property Management

Community Outreach

Marketing & Leasing


Director of Opertations

Community Relations Manager



Director of Operations


Community Relations Manager