INNOVATIVE INFILL DEVELOPMENT
Panoramic Interests has been building high-density infill development projects in the Bay Area since 1990. Its work in downtown Berkeley and San Francisco includes 15 projects, adding more than a 1,000 new units of housing, and 100,000 square feet of commercial space.
From 1998-2004, Panoramic built seven new mixed-use apartment buildings in downtown Berkeley, becoming the largest private landlord of UC Berkeley students. Equity Residential REIT purchased the portfolio in 2007, the largest real estate transaction in Berkeley’s history.
THE FIRM EMBRACES NEW IDEAS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Panoramic installed the first independently accessed, stacked, parking lifts in a commercial development in the U.S. (1995). It was the first developer to incorporate on-premises City CarShare in its buildings (2001). It also built the first car-free, high-rise micro-apartment project in the U.S. (2015). All of its rental projects have rooftop gardens, energy-efficient designs, and ground floor retail space reserved for local businesses.
Panoramic has spent the last nine years designing and developing stylish and efficient urban housing called CITYSPACES®. The design ethos can be summarized in three words: More in Less.
THE BAY AREA OPPORTUNITY FUND
Panoramic is the sponsor of the Bay Area Opportunity Fund. The Fund is raising $200,000,000 in equity to build a 1,032 unit transit village–in three buildings–adjacent to the West Oakland BART station. Commute time to downtown San Francisco (from this location) is seven minutes.
Centrally located in the West Opportunity Zone, the project will be the largest residential development on a single site in Oakland’s history.
In addition to the housing, the project will include:
- 41,135 square feet of retail/commercial space
- Two parks with cafes and outdoor seating
- Two new pedestrian streets, for farmer’s markets, pop-up vendors, and community events