Elias offers a unique perspective on brownfield development. With 25 years of experience spanning construction and project management to evaluation and design, he has an understanding of the complexities of development. He also understands that brownfield sites are valuable assets that represent an opportunity for clients and communities.
A soccer enthusiast, as player and coach, Elias brings a teamwork approach to his role. He believes that successful brownfield development is about more than just remediation. It’s bringing together the right people and expertise to transform abandoned sites into valuable spaces. He leads his team through all phases from planning, funding, entitlements and approvals to design, construction, operation, and maintenance.
Elias’ most rewarding project is the Sacramento Railyards, the largest infill brownfield in the US. This site will be transformed into a mixed-use, transit-oriented community offering housing, office, retail, hotel, and public space.