Featured Project

Featured Project: Richmond Easter Hill Hope VI Redevelopment

Cornerstone specializes in providing project planning and design support services for housing development projects. Since 1986, Cornerstone’s expertise in the areas of housing project planning provides valuable solutions to the client. The Company’s housing experience includes a wide range of expertise in the public housing area, including Hope VI Development experience. Cornerstone provides professional consulting services in design review, planning, program and construction management, as the owner’s representative, including consulting expertise throughout the Pre-Construction Phase, Construction Phase; and Close-Out Phase.


The solutions provided by Cornerstone span the entire real estate development lifecycle from land entitlements, permitting, EIR/EIS, condition assessments, site improvements, planning, design, financing, construction management and program management. We support our clients throughout all project phases including pre-construction, construction and close-out.

In addition to our experience with several Bay Area wide housing development projects, Cornerstone works closely with other local affordable housing agencies and commercial developers. For these clients we offer our unique ability to provide quality and timely project planning services as their technical design consultant and owner’s representative. Typical projects include new construction, seismic retrofit, hazardous materials abatement, ADA compliance upgrades and general rehabilitation/modernization. We help our clients manage multiple stakeholder requirements, and other public and commercial interests for their projects throughout all project phases.


With nearly three decades of industry experience, Cornerstone also provides professional consulting services for a variety of capital improvement projects including: airport/airlines, transit and roadways, water, sewer, power, technology, healthcare, education, defense and other commercial and other public infrastructure buildings/facilities programs.


Cornerstone’s staff of architects, engineers, resident engineers, inspectors, cost estimators, schedulers, program and construction managers, IT/systems experts and industry professionals are experienced in working with municipalities on multiple and simultaneous design and construction programs.


The Company has a national presence, with clients in Washington DC, Seattle, Denver, Nevada, Atlanta, Los Angeles, as well as a concentration in the San Francisco / Bay Area. Cornerstone also serves clients who require assistance coordinating interagency program activities with local and regional governing agencies.


  • Chinatown Community Development Center, Golden Gate Apartments Rehabilitation
  • Oakland Housing Authority, Peralta Village Housing, Buildings and Grounds Modernization
  • Richmond Housing Authority, Hope VI Public Housing Improvements, Phases I and II
  • Richmond Housing Authority, Nystrom Public Housing Improvements and Modernization
  • San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, LBGT Community Center
  • San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, Rafiki House Rehabilitation/Modernization
  • San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, 4445 Third Street Housing
  • San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center Conversion
  • Telesis West, Thomas Paine Apartments Rehabilitation
  • Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp, 864 Ellis Street, Fire Damage Rehabilitation


Cornerstone served as a planning and design advisor to the board of directors of the Alpha Housing Development Corporation, a National Housing Development Corporation. The Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation was established as an “economic development corporation to promote, preserve, and protect the infrastructure of our community. The Foundation has developed a unique approach to affect positive change.” The Building Foundation, Chairman, Bob Leandras Jones, II


  • McCormack Baron & Salazar
  • EM Johnson Interest
  • California Tax Credit Committee
  • Sun America Finance Corporation
  • Bank of America
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • B & R/Nibbi Brothers Joint Venture
  • Community Housing Development Corporation


  • U. S. General Services Administration Consolidated Schedule Contract #GS-00F-0007P –
    Eligible to compete for SBA 8a Contracts
  • Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS)
  • Professional Engineering Services (PES)
  • Information Technology Schedule 70 (IT Schedule 70)
  • U.S. General Services Administration STARS Contract
  • California Multiple Award Schedule, Information Technology Contract (CMAS)
  • California Multiple Award Schedule, Project Management Contract (CMAS)


  • US SBA, Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • CA DGS, Small Business Enterprise