PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Marci Riseman grew up on construction sites, trailing behind her developer father, not yet aware that real estate would become her own story. Marci is a graduate of Hampshire College, where she studied ecological architecture and urban housing solutions. After college, she worked in community economic development and affordable housing in western Massachusetts. She then went on to direct the Ecological Design Institute in Sausalito, a nonprofit organization founded by nationally renowned ecological architect Sim van der Ryn. Marci is a past president of Urban Ecology, a Bay Area nonprofit, on whose board she served for six years. Marci entered into real estate led by her love of buildings, and garners tremendous satisfaction from finding new life for old, neglected buildings. Since 1996, her work has included the purchase, rehabilitation, and management of urban properties. Marci is passionate about the development of vibrant, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods.

Evan Sagerman earned his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University, and his Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University. He has been a licensed architect in the State of California since 1995. Prior to becoming Pomegranate's in-house architect, Evan worked on custom residences and gourmet restaurants for architecture firms in New York, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Evan designed over two dozen Noah's Bagels stores, was project architect for the San Francisco restaurant Kokkari (Gourmet, June 1999), and has had his residential work published (Sunset, August 2004)

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