San Francisco

Prime Candidates for Office-to-Residential Conversion

In-Person Forum

Business Member Event


Prime Candidates for Office-to-Residential Conversion

Office-to-residential conversion is a hot topic of conversation. Seen as a potential solution to major challenges posed by the shift to flexible work in our downtown corridors, conversion is one way to increase housing density and reposition business districts into neighborhoods where people live and work. While not all office buildings are suitable or economically feasible for repositioning (read high level findings from SPUR’s report here), there are sites that can both meet the development costs and structural requirements.

Join us for a panel with leading experts in varied fields to share insights on office-to-residential conversions in San Francisco and beyond. Panelists will focus on buildings with distinctive features in promising neighborhoods or locations near business districts. The speakers will consider design, legal, and financial implications of converting existing office and mixed commercial buildings to residential uses. The discussion will primarily spotlight buildings where conditions and opportunities are most favorable to adaptive reuse and redevelopment.

Registration for this event is closed. If you are interested in joining the wait list, please contact April Gubatina at [email protected].


  • Charles Bloszies / FAIA, Architect & Structural Engineer
  • Andrew Junius / Reuben, Junius, & Rose, Land Use Attorney
  • Joy Ou / Group i, Developer
  • John Rahaim / Former San Francisco Planning Director

This program will be moderated by Sujata Srivastava, SPUR’s San Francisco Director.


Thank you to Autodesk for generously hosting us in your space!

The Prime Candidates for Office-to-Residential Conversion program will be hosted at the world-renowned Autodesk Gallery, located in Autodesk Headquarters at The Landmark at One Market. The Autodesk Gallery showcases incredible stories of innovators who leverage Autodesk’s Design and Make Platform to make a better world.


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Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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