Development Team

Davis Innovation Center Development Team

Our development team brings unparalleled experience and expertise in the development and delivery of innovation business centers, including all aspects of land development, planning and environmental, entitlements, sustainable site planning and building, revenue generation, and strategies for job growth and retention. We are committed to delivering holistic solutions that represent the values intrinsic to the Davis community while building a world-class facility.


Hines is a global commercial real estate developer, owner, and investor with 41 offices around the world and a large presence in the Sacramento region. In 1957, Gerald D. Hines founded Hines upon a simple premise: buildings of superior quality and architectural merit backed by responsive, professional management attract better tenants and retain their value longer despite the circular nature of the real estate cycle. These principles and our relationships and reputation as a global developer of high quality buildings will enhance the viability of a Research Park in the City of Davis. Hines is also serving as the master developer in a partnership with Duke University, the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University to redevelop the Research Triangle Park, a 700 acre, 30 million square foot research park in Raleigh, North Carolina from a sprawling suburban campus to a mixed-use innovation center intended to generate and retain high quality jobs and companies in Raleigh. The City of Davis and Davis Innovation Park project can benefit greatly from best practices being created by our team in North Carolina. Hines brings a “hands-on” approach to every assignment with commitment to quality, cost effectiveness and sustainability- all critical factors for a large-scale project in Davis. Hines’ history of sustainability includes 199 LEED certified projects, 193 Energy Star buildings, and U.S. EPA Energy Star Awards for Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence. Hines owns and manages over 3.5 million square feet of commercial space in the Sacramento Region, including Wells Fargo Center and 300 Capitol Mall, with a management team led by NICO COULOURAS. Hines has relationships with major institutional capital partners and lenders as well as its own internal capital programs. With our numerous discretionary funds and other financing relationships, Hines has access to capital to support development projects with the potential scale of the Davis Research Park. See

SKK Developments (SKK)

Owned and managed by SOTIRIS KOLOKOTRONIS, SKK is a real estate firm that specializes in land development and mixed-use projects. Since 1987 SKK has developed in excess of 7,000 residential home sites, constructed more than 1,500 single-family homes, 1,500 apartment units and 250,000 square feet of commercial buildings in Northern California, Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon valued at approximately $900 million. SKK has approached each development project with an eye on creating lasting, socially and environmentally responsible, sustainable communities that improve quality of life. We approach our development projects in terms of context to surroundings and are dedicated to delivering infrastructure, transportation, services and public spaces that invite human interaction and create opportunities for economic development. SKK’s projects include Laguna West, nationally recognized for its neo-traditional design, as well as major urban core mixed use projects that started the renaissance of development in midtown Sacramento—the Fremont Building, 1801 L Street, and L Street Lofts. SKK’s projects have been recognized by numerous, respected agencies and organizations for pioneering designs and incorporating principles of smart growth, including SACOG’s 2005 Regional Business of the Year Award. Sotiris was the 2006 University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management Executive-in-Residence. See

The Hodgson Company

The Hodgson Company is a Sacramento based real estate development, land use, and government advocacy firm that specializes in the entitlement and development of real estate and land use projects throughout Northern California. The Hodgson Company has been involved in some of the region’s most innovative residential and commercial developments, including master planned communities, infill development, and mixed-use projects. The Hodgson Company has a strong interest and experience in urban revitalization, sustainable mixed-use development and energy efficiency. JOHN HODGSON is Founder and President of The Hodgson Company and has served as land use attorney, advocate, and project manager for numerous property owner groups in the development of over 11,000 acres of mixed-use master-planned projects throughout the Sacramento region. Those mixed use master planned projects include the Laguna Ridge Specific Plan (City of Elk Grove), Folsom Area Plan (City of Folsom), Sunridge Specific Plan (City of Rancho Cordova) and the Elverta Specific Plan (County of Sacramento). Mr. Hodgson served six years as Chair of the Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA) which is responsible for development of the 42 square blocks surrounding the State Capitol in Sacramento. In his capacity as CADA chair he is credited with contributing to the revitalization of midtown Sacramento. More recently, he has spent considerable time working on in-fill projects in midtown and downtown Sacramento as well as other urban centers in the region. He is a graduate of UC Davis and UC Davis School of Law (King Hall) and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the UC Davis Foundation. With decades of experience and a distinguished portfolio of successful projects, the Hodgson Company strives to set the highest standard of quality for sustainable real estate development in the greater Sacramento region and beyond. See


AECOM successfully integrates architecture, landscape architecture, planning, design, engineering, and environmental compliance into its approach to project development, including “turn-key” construction projects. Our AECOM team will be led by JEFF GOLDMAN, Planning and Design Principal in our Sacramento office, who will provide strategic oversight to a team of master planners, architects, landscape architects, workplace strategists, outreach specialists, and environmental planners. AECOM works closely with clients to identify smart, sustainable decisions that address immediate project needs and provide for the long term community benefits. For example, many of our campus plans start from the premise of understanding how the campus may connect with the existing neighborhoods and provides an amenity not only for campus users but also add value to the larger community. AECOM has been involved in many campus planning and Business Park projects, such as Sandia National Laboratories in NM, McClennan Air Force Base Reinvestment Plan in CA, Education City in Doha, and NASA Research Park, Ames Campus that have focused on creating a community asset through implementation of smart and sustainable land planning. AECOM is also the lead architect and planning firm for the Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center. With countless sustainable design practices and technologies to choose from when planning communities, AECOM saw the need for a modeling platform to inform the most appropriate sustainable development program. The result is Sustainable Systems Integration Model (SSIMTM), an AECOM proprietary whole systems model developed for multiple scales and complex sustainable community development. SSIM is designed to optimize aspects of economic, social and environmental health and: 1) optimize the environmental value of the sustainability program; 2) minimize cost relative to the benefits achieved; and 3) help achieve exemplary status as a sustainable community. AECOM has implemented SSIM tool in various land use planning projects, including the NASA Research Park in Ames, and Fairfield Train Station Specific Plan that includes a business park. Our architects recognize that a design approach should respond to program, appropriateness of solution, and compatibility with contextual conditions. For examples, our architects are adept at designing buildings that reflect community preference for urban density and sustainable master plans that reduce building footprints, maximize open space, create opportunities for water sensitive urban design and natural stormwater management, and create “indoor-outdoor” collaborative environment for innovation. Our previous experience in designing research facilities and laboratories also help us understand the finer details of space programming requirements unique to high-tech facilities. We also work with clients to achieve their goals for designing and constructing high-performance, energy-efficient buildings. Some of our LEED certified office buildings include the Skysong ASU-Scottsdale Innovation Center, La Jolla Commons Office Tower, and 2211 Michelson Drive office tower in the Irvine Business Complex. AECOM’s interdisciplinary approach to landscape design creates innovative, cost-effective, built solutions for open area challenges. Our portfolio ranges from passive recreation to corporate campuses, including an office park and the El Camino Hospital in Silicon Valley. AECOM provides workspace design and consulting services to many prototyping start-ups, app developers and software engineering firms to integrate modern office space planning concepts that allow for creative and engaging workspaces. For example, for the Pier 70 San Francisco project, our workplace strategy team conducted innovative research to understand what type of floor plates are demanded for these various uses. This research became a key element in the public outreach of the project to educate the city and the surrounding communities on the type of development that would make Pier 70 the next frontier. AECOM’s public outreach programs have been highly successful in ensuring community participation in the planning process. The AECOM team is experienced in facilitation, public involvement, and conflict resolution. Because the average citizen often has difficulty visualizing improvements shown in plan view, on design projects we emphasize preparing 3-D sketches that will allow everyone to see how the improvements would look. AECOM also has extensive experience in assessing the potential environmental impacts of projects and preparing environmental documents in compliance with CEQA, NEPA, and local, regional, state, and federal regulatory agency permitting requirements. With a thorough knowledge of site conditions, AECOM can both contribute constructively to a project design and assess the project’s environmental impacts. Some of our campus related environmental compliance works include the California Pacific Medical Center Long Range Development Plan EIR and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NEPA. Finally, our previous experience in working with the Davis Innovation Hub Task Force (through our participation in the Urban Land Institute), and site planning study for the Binning Ranch Innovation Center will help us connect the project’s evolution and past efforts, to the community’s current interests. AECOM has significant project experience in the UC Davis Campus, including the Centennial Walk, Dairy Relocation, Memorial Union Renewal, Veterinary Medical Center Concept, Stormwater Master Plan, and other architectural projects within the UCD Campus, by core team architect DAVID MOORE. Some of our other work within the City of Davis also strengthens our understanding of the community context, including recent infrastructure projects, such as City of Davis Wastewater Treatment Plant Design Build. See

The Hatamiya Group

Lon S. Hatamiya is President and CEO of Davis-based The Hatamiya Group, specializing in international, national and regional economic analysis, litigation support, political economy, international business transactions, banking, government, transportation, entertainment and sports, and public infrastructure finance. Mr. Hatamiya assists businesses and public agencies analyze existing and proposed government policies and develop sound policy alternatives. Prior to founding The Hatamiya Group, he was Director at two national global expert services firms and he served as Secretary of the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency, the state’s primary promoter of economic development, job creation, and business retention efforts. Mr. Hatamiya also served as Executive-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and as a senior fellow at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. See

Cunningham Engineering

Founded in Davis in 1984 by CHARLES CUNNINGHAM, Cunningham Engineering has evolved over the recent decades into a multi-discipline, client-focused firm with civil engineers, landscape architects and project land planners collaborating to provide exceptional service and efficient designs to its clients, including numerous projects on the UC Davis campus including Genome and Biomedical Sciences Building, Veterinary Medicine, and West Village, as well as projects within the City of Davis limits including Sutter Davis Hospital (adjacent to proposed site), Mori Seki, and Interland, LLC. Key staff for this potential project includes firm president, Charles Cunningham, project manager, Steve Greenfield, project manager, Brian Foster, project engineer, Mike Engle, senior landscape architect and Olga Garzòn, landscape designer. Cunningham Engineering is very familiar with the City of Davis having worked extensively with City staff of numerous infrastructure and public financing projects. Cunningham Engineering is also active in the community. Members have served the community as President of the Davis Chamber of Commerce (multiple terms), served on the Safety and Parking Advisory Commission (11 years) and are active in many other local groups, organizations and endeavors. See

 Pioneer Law Group

Pioneer Law Group is a full service real estate and property development firm whose practice focuses on large-scale development and complex development projects. With particular interest in real estate and land use issues in California and the western United States, Pioneer Law Group assists private and public entities in all aspects of project permitting and entitlements, environmental compliance, and litigation, particularly in connection with environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) and National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). Team members for this project are managing partner, JEFFREY DORSO, and founding partner, ANDREA MATARAZZO. Jeffrey Dorso’s practice focuses on land use, real estate, and developing public-private partnerships on large-scale projects. Some illustrative examples of past and current development projects in the region include the Bridge District in West Sacramento, Granite Regional Park, the Sacramento Railyards, the Entertainment and Sports Center (“ESC”) in downtown Sacramento, and representing the City of Livermore in the redevelopment of its downtown core. Additional legal issues in Jeff’s practice include public/private partnerships, development agreements, financing, due diligence, entitlements, and environmental review under the CEQA and the NEPA. Andrea Matarazzo’s practice includes state and federal environmental law, including California planning and zoning law, endangered species regulations, air quality, water supply and water quality mandates, wetlands, and other regulatory requirements. Andrea has extensive experience litigating land use disputes. As a recent example, she was lead CEQA counsel for the developer of the Sacramento Railyards in its successful defense against three separate CEQA lawsuits challenging the project entitlements. See

Marika Rose Communications

As a communications consultant and project manager, Ms. Rose provides media relations, community and stakeholder engagement, political outreach, project management, brand development and marketing direction for large civic projects, financial institutions, cultural and arts venues, and healthcare initiatives. Clients include financial institutions, professional and industry associations, school districts, labor unions, real estate developers, entertainment and arts venues, municipalities and business districts, and public affairs firms. She has held high-level public relations positions with U.S. Bancorp/U.S. Bank and Southwest Airlines where she was responsible for brand establishment in new markets, CEO and senior management visibility, media and community relations, and charitable giving.