As a board member of Bay Communities, Kofi Bonner advises development activities for all Ghana based projects.
Currently, Mr. Bonner is the President of FivePoint-Northern California, leading development of The San Francisco Shipyard, Hunters Point/Candlestick Point, and Treasure Island in San Francisco. Projects with a combined estimated value of $20 billion.
Before joining FivePoint, Mr. Bonner was the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Cleveland Browns, overseeing the business operations of the NFL franchise organization and development of the $400 million stadium. Prior to that, he served as Chief Economic Advisor to Mayor Willie Brown in San Francisco. Mr. Bonner also worked as Director of Community and Economic Development and Interim City Manager for the City of Oakland, Deputy Executive Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, and Redevelopment Director for the City of Emeryville.
Mr. Bonner received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Science and Technology in his home country of Ghana, and also holds Masters degrees in City planning and Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.
Additional Career Highlights:
-2011 UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design distinguished fellow, and frequently guest lectures at UC Berkeley Haas Business School, Urban Land Institute and the Executive Leadership Program at UC Davis.
-Serves on the boards of LISC, the Bay Area Council, UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design Alumni Association and Executive Committee of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
-Received the “2010 Member of the Year” Award from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Leadership Council.
-The Treasure Island development includes 8000 homes, 200,000 sq. ft. of retail and commercial space and 300 acres of parkland. The sustainable aspects of the development plan have been widely acclaimed and have received the Clinton Global Initiative Sustainable Development Award.
-The Hunters Point Shipyard-Candlestick Point revitalization project is possibly the largest urban redevelopment project in the country with over 800 acres, 12,000 homes, 3,000,000 square feet of Business and Industrial space, and 800,000 sq. ft. of retail. This project has received numerous awards, including the Grand Award from the Pacific Coast Building Council, the Best Land Plan 2010, San Francisco, and recently has been named a finalist for the World Architecture Festival Award.