The Signature Development Group

The Signature Development Group

Signature Development Group


SDG successfully revitalizes underutilized land and buildings into some of the region’s freshest, most appealing and sustainable places. Our team elevates the place-making process with expertise in remediation, sustainability, and complex entitlements with support from the community, our neighborhood, and local, state, and federal agencies.

Signature Development Group is privately owned, locally managed and based in Oakland, California. For more than 20 years, our team has demonstrated our ability to work collaboratively to define a big vision, then work to enact positive change. We are advocates of sustainable development, specialists in entitlements and committed to innovation. We always consider how a site will be used and what impact a new development will have on the community at large. Aesthetics and long-term appeal are always top of mind. We are able to manage the entire entitlement, land development, and construction process.

The process of land development is complex, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. Against this backdrop, we at SDG have demonstrated the ability to envision and enact change. Our portfolio includes some of the most challenging redevelopment sites in the region: former manufacturing sites, abandoned warehouses and outdated retail, often in sensitive locations.

For more than 20 years, we’ve demonstrated expertise in securing complex entitlements, forging strong community partnerships, managing environmental remediation, and revitalizing urban communities with an emphasis on sustainable building practices.


Our team is known for its “listen-first” approach to community outreach. This aspect of how we do business has resulted in strong partnerships with municipalities, as well as local business and community groups. Our goal is simple: to be welcomed back to communities we’ve helped build.

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