Vice President of Real Estate Development
As Vice President of Real Estate Development, Kevin leads Eden’s portfolio restructuring, resyndication, and rehabilitation group. A major initiative for Eden, the portfolio group seeks to preserve housing for the long-term through strategic recapitalization and rehabilitation, including greening and efficiency improvements. Kevin is currently supervising a new construction pipeline of more than 1,000 units, after completing the resyndication and rehabilitation of more than 2,500 units over the past six years.
Prior to joining Eden’s Real Estate Development team in 2014, Kevin worked at BRIDGE Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing developer based in San Francisco. During his five years at BRIDGE, he worked on portfolio and joint-venture acquisition-rehabilitation projects, including first-time tax credit syndications of formerly public housing units with the Sacramento and San Francisco Housing Authorities.
Kevin also brings ten years of experience with the National Park Service and its nonprofit affiliates, helping create novel financing strategies for the rehabilitation of park structures and amenities, adaptive reuse of historic structures, and major park-building and revenue generation strategies in San Francisco and New York City. He was also a former Planning Commissioner for the City of San Leandro, CA.
Kevin Leichner has a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate School of Business; and a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Presentation. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a Minor in City Planning from the University of California Berkeley.