The Forge team brings a combined 175+ years of real estate experience including: development and construction oversight of 3 million+ square feet of multi-sector development; management of multibillion dollar private funds and investment vehicles; expertise in affordable housing policy and urban planning; and great depth in the renewable energy sector.  

OUR TEAM

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Richard Hannum

CEO

Richard brings over 40 years of architecture, design and development experience to Forge. An acclaimed Bay Area architect and serial entrepreneur, Richard leads the Forge team, driving the creation and implementation of our solutions model for innovative, impactful, sustainable and affordable residential real estate development. 

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Chris Fraley

CIO

Prior to his work with Forge, Chris served as a Partner of Rockwood Capital, a privately held real estate investment and advisory firm managing more than $8.3 billion of equity commitments from investors. 

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Isis Spinola-Schwartz

COO

Isis is a development executive with more than fifteen years of experience in real estate development, land use planning, and project and development management. Her experience includes the development of commercial and residential projects, multi-family garden apartments, university campus, and hotels.

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David Ericksen

General Council

General Counsel David Ericksen has been one of San Francisco’s premier construction and real estate attorneys for

over 25 years. 

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Alexander Zucker

Development Manager

Brett Keeler

Project Manager

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Sherman Harmer, Jr.

Development Manager

Advising Partner 

President, UHP

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Michael Dunham

Development Manager

Advising Partner

Principal, UHP

ADVISING PARTNERS

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Jorge DeQuesada

Architect

After heading his own architectural/contracting firm in Havana, Cuba for about 10 years, designing and building numerous private residences and apartment projects, Jorge emigrated to the US. For the next four years Jorge worked as a designer for an important local architectural firm, Hertzka & Knowles. After obtaining his architectural license, Jorge founded his own firm in 1964 and continued his practice up to the present.

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Jim Kehoe

Partner

Jim has been involved in the real-estate industry as a principal and advisor for more than 30 years. In 2015 Jim co-founded COVO Capital, a boutique commercial real estate investment company focused on the acquisition of value-add properties in Northern CA/Bay Area. Jim is a founding member of Belrad Group Advisors, an advisory firm engaged in the management of institutional real estate development investments as well as stabilizing distressed legacy investments.