SVP – Development
SummerHill Apartment Communities
Elaine Breeze leads all community development activities for SummerHill Apartment Communities in the Bay Area. As Senior Vice President, she oversees new community development, including land planning, land acquisition due diligence, architecture and design, budgeting, community engagement, and securing all necessary entitlement approvals.
Ms. Breeze has been affiliated with the Marcus & Millichap companies since 1988, starting as a research analyst with Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Brokerage. With affiliate SummerHill Homes until 2008, as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, she oversaw the development of award- winning single family and multifamily for-sale projects throughout the Bay Area. From 1989 to 1990, she was an analyst and project coordinator for Essex Property Company specializing in multi-family investment real estate and retail shopping center joint ventures.
Ms. Breeze graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She completed post-graduate studies in Real Estate and Architecture at U.C. Berkeley and in Construction Practices at San Jose State University. She is a current member of the SAMCEDA Executive Board and the Home for All San Mateo County Task Force and serves as a stakeholder representing the residential development community on numerous city-led planning initiatives in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.