President & CEO
San Francisco Director
Eric Tao is CEO and the managing principal of AGI Avant. He has 20-years of experience in the real estate industry and has led the acquisition, entitlement, financing, development and disposition of over 1,500 multifamily residential units in the San Francisco Bay Area with a focus on transit oriented urban infill projects. AGI Avant, LLC was formed in 2006 to manage multifamily development investments for CalPERS. At AGI Avant, Tao has guided the development of nearly 700 new units and secured the pipeline of an additional 450+ new apartment units in the emerging San Francisco SoMa, Dogpatch and Mid-Market districts.
Boards and Activities
Boards: Urban Land Institute San Francisco, SPUR, Housing Action Coalition, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, Art Care SF
Appointments: San Francisco Mayor's Housing Trust Fund Working Group, San Francisco Inclusionary Housing Technical Advisory Committee
Associations: LAI San Francisco
Eric is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, CA and received his Juris Doctorate from UC Hastings College of Law.