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Smitha Seshadri

BRIDGE Housing

Executive Vice President

Job Functions: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Design & Construction, Development


Ms. Seshadri leads BRIDGE’s real estate development activity in Northern California; she is also responsible for construction and design quality control standards, policies and procedures across the company’s development footprint from San Diego to Seattle. She rejoined BRIDGE in January 2017 from Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, where she served as Vice President of Real Estate. As part of the executive management team at Habitat, she was responsible for building the organization’s infrastructure, leading the real estate development and construction teams, and working with the Board on planning for strategic growth. She first joined BRIDGE in 2006 and was promoted from Senior Project Manager to Director of Development. Prior to BRIDGE, Ms. Seshadri was Director of Development for the Santa Clara Housing Authority. She has experience directing all aspects of real estate development and has managed a variety of complex new construction, rehab, supportive housing and adaptive reuse projects including the St. Joseph’s Campus in Oakland, which won a 2015 ULI Global Award for Excellence and the Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award in 2017. Ms. Seshadri holds a B.A. in Architecture from Mangalore University, an M.A. in Architecture from Kansas State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California and Satellite Affordable Housing Associates.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation