Joshua Simon

Executive Director

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

Oakland Director

Joshua has been dedicated to building vibrant, healthy neighborhoods throughout his career. Prior to becoming the Executive Director for EBALDC, Joshua was Director of Real Estate Consulting at the Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF), where he helped nonprofits deepen their impact in the community by better aligning their programs with their facilities. From 1994–2006, Joshua worked as Senior Project Manager and then Director of EBALDC’s Real Estate Development Department, overseeing the development of major mixed-use complexes that combine affordable rental apartments with community and retail facilities benefitting the broader community. These include Swan's Market, San Pablo Hotel, Hismen Hin-Nu Terrace Apartments and Avalon Senior Housing, among others. Joshua also brings experience working with Innovative Housing, Project Artaud and Chinatown Community Development Center. Throughout his career, Joshua has been an active civic leader, serving for 11 years on the board of the Emeryville Unified School District and various education and housing committees. He also serves as Vice President of Emeryville's Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Committee. Joshua holds a BA in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a MS in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.