Lydia Tan

Principal, Tan Consulting

Board of Directors Chair

Lydia Tan is a real estate professional with 3 decades of experience in the industry, with roles at for-profit, non-profit and institutional platforms. Her project experience has been focused on high impact development and public-private partnerships, involving more than $6 billion in mixed income, mixed-use and affordable communities.

Currently, Ms. Tan is consulting on a variety of assignments, ranging from organizational development, governance, and capitalization strategies to transformational urban redevelopment efforts. In addition, she serves as the Chief Real Estate Officer for the Oakland Roots, a purpose-based professional soccer team. She was recently Managing Director, Real Estate for the Oakland A’s, where she led efforts to create a new ballpark district at Howard Terminal and redevelopment of the Oakland Coliseum. Prior to this she was SVP, Head of U.S. Development at Bentall Kennedy, overseeing real estate development investment activity for the company. Other experience includes EVP, Director of Northern California Operations at Related California where Ms. Tan launched the company’s Northern California office and spearheaded the development of a portfolio of mixed income, mixed use projects. Prior to that, she was EVP in charge of Real Estate Development and Finance at BRIDGE Housing Corporation, where she oversaw the production of several affordable and mixed income communities, participated as part of the executive management team, and co-led an investment partnership with CalPERS.

She currently serves on the board of directors of the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund, the S.H. Cowell Foundation, and Thoits Brothers Inc. She is a member of the Stanford Real Estate Council and Urban Land Institute, and teaches at U.C. Berkeley’s Master of Real Estate Development + Design Program. Ms. Tan holds a BA Architecture degree from UC Berkeley, an MBA from Stanford University, and is a registered Architect in California.