"Politics is definitely local for Berkeley developer/No shortage of opinions on Piedmont’s Kennedy"

SF Gate | October 5, 2004

A decade ago, no rental housing had been built in downtown Berkeley for 50 years, and city leaders and preservationists weren’t rolling out the welcome mat to private developers.

That’s when Patrick Kennedy came to town to make his mark. Since then, his firm has completed 11 buildings worth about $100 million, including seven apartment buildings, three of which just opened.