Meet Our Team
A broker since 2005, Richard has handled dozens of real estate transactions in San Francisco and the Bay Area, commercial and residential. He represents non-profit housing providers, converting existing apartment buildings to affordable housing or acquiring new sites for development. He is thoroughly versed in San Francisco's Community Opportunity to Purchase Act ("COPA"). Richard also represents tenants buying their apartments and groups of tenants organizing to buy their buildings. [Calif. DRE Broker No. 01479543]
Richard is also a tenant rights attorney, having litigated full-time on behalf of San Francisco tenants for over 20 years. His cases included wrongful eviction, habitability, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, and enforcement of tenant rights to purchase, such as during a condominium conversion, rent-to-own contracts, or pursuant to a right of first refusal or purchase option. More recent litigation experience includes: foreclosure defense, surplus funds fraud, and elder financial abuse. [State Bar No. 179072] Email Richard.
Jaymee Faith is passionate about finding affordable housing that functions as an extension of the neighborhoods, people, and fabric of San Francisco. She is particularly focused on the SoMa area and preventing the displacement of entrenched Filipino communities.
She has over ten years experience as a tenant rights lawyer. This work, combined with her experience as a community organizer, is what fuels her ambition to create affordable housing in San Francisco.
[Calif. DRE No. 02031478] Email Jaymee Faith.
Kristen first entered the affordable housing arena in 1999, managing an 80-unit Section 42 Tax Credit property for FPI Management in Stockton, CA. After two years troubleshooting challenged tax credit properties across the Central Valley and SF Bay Area, she transitioned into the role of Compliance Specialist with a portfolio of 25 properties that spanned the West Coast. Kristen obtained her Calif. Real Estate license in 2014, and has been delighted to do her part to reverse displacement in San Francisco with IMPACT since 2017. Having handled many complicated transactions in that time, Kristen is equipped with the creative thinking needed to overcome obstacles and see uniquely structured deals through to their conclusion.
Working with Impact’s non-profit partners provides a fulfilling opportunity to help San Franciscans stay in their homes, as does shepherding tenants through the process of becoming homeowners. Kristen's deeply held belief that everyone deserves to live in the community of their choosing fuels her ambition to continue to fight to ensure housing stability for all San Franciscans.
[Calif. DRE No. 01942209 ] Email Kristen.