Signature Development Group, Inc.
Michael Ghielmetti is the founder and President of Signature Development Group (SDG), a private real estate development company based in Oakland, California that specializes in residential and mixed-use projects in Northern California. Prior to founding SDG, Mr. Ghielmetti was a principal at Signature Properties, Inc. one of Northern California’s largest private land development and homebuilding firms, serving as President from 2003-2010. Mr. Ghielmetti has developed and invested in more than 30 residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate projects valued at over $1.5 billion. He leads all aspects of the development process from acquisition and entitlement to financing and construction.
Mr. Ghielmetti served on the Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area, including the position of Chairman. He served on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, helping to create its first multi-housing conference and is currently a Director of the California Building Industry Association. Mr. Ghielmetti also served as Co-Chair of the Jobs and Housing Coalition, an Oakland based non-profit business advocacy group that he co-founded. Since 2010, he has also been on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Council, the regional business group for the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2013, Governor Brown appointed Mr. Ghielmetti to the Board of Directors of the California-China Office of Trade and Investment.
He has generously given of his time and resources on behalf of community and charitable groups including Oakland’s Children’s Hospital, Shepherd’s Gate, the Cypress Mandela Training Center, and Covenant House.