Steve Kuklin

Vice President of Development


Steve Kuklin is a Senior Development Manager at BUILD, where he oversees design, development, and entitlements for large-scale projects.

Steve brings over 30 years of design, construction and development experience to BUILD, and has been involved in the development of more than 2,300 residential units during his career, representing more than $1 billion in real estate asset value at completion. Prior to joining BUILD in 2015, Steve operated his own development consulting firm, Arconomix Inc., which he established in 1994. He has also held senior management positions in development at Amador Construction and Development, a suburban developer of townhomes and office buildings; Group i, a San Francisco boutique commercial and residential developer; A. F. Evans Development, a large multifamily housing developer; and Fifield Realty Corp, a Chicago-based urban housing and high-rise office developer, where he managed the company’s Northern California operations in his capacity as vice president of development.

Early weekday mornings, Steve entertains himself trying to beat the Stock Market using his own proprietary algorithms. In the evenings, he frequently enjoys local theater, jazz & blues performances. And on weekends, he stays in shape constructing sets for his son’s High School and teaching teens how to use power tools.

Significant Projects

  • One Oak (San Francisco), Proposed 300-unit high-rise residential condominiums and 4,000 sq. ft. retail, 2019.

  • 950-974 Market (San Francisco), Proposed 238-unit high-rise residential condominiums, 232-room hotel, and 16,800 sq. ft. retail, through 2015.

  • 340 Bryant Street (San Francisco), 65,000 sq. ft. industrial office conversion, 2015.

  • Warfield Office Tower (San Francisco), 53,000 sq. ft. historic office / retail renovation, 2014.

  • Telegraph Commons (Berkeley), 118-bed student housing and 5,200 sq. ft. retail renovation, 2012.

  • Golden Gate Village (Marin City), 300-unit affordable housing rehabilitation, 2011.

  • CIPR - Marin Housing Authority (Marin), Excel-based HUD Capital Improvement Projects Reporting Platform, 2010.

  • 399 Fremont (San Francisco), Proposed 452-unit luxury high-rise apartments & 4,000 sq. ft. retail, through 2009.

  • Market Square (Oakland), 202-unit upscale residential condominiums, including 24,000 sq. ft. live-work flex space, 2006.

  • 888 Seventh Street (San Francisco), 224-unit residential workforce condominiums and 6,000 sq. ft. retail/PDR, through 2006.

  • Pine & Franklin (San Francisco), 282-unit upscale residential condominiums and 10,200 sq. ft. retail, through 2006.

  • 450 Rhode Island (San Francisco), 165-unit upscale residential condominiums and 38,000 sq. ft. retail, through 2004.

  • Tehama Lofts (San Francisco), 27-unit mixed-use, entry-level, live and work loft conversion, 1999.

  • The Post International (San Francisco), 72-unit luxury residential high-rise and 3,500 sq. ft. retail, 1994.

  • Northampton Park (Vacaville) 88-unit duet townhomes, 1989.

  • Del Valle Manor (Pleasanton), 36-unit duet townhomes project, 1988.

  • Marines’ Memorial Building (San Francisco), Historic renovation and remodel of hotel, restaurant, and theater, 1985.


  • Founding Member & Former Board Member, San Francisco Community Land Trust

  • Member, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research

  • Member, Urban Land Institute

  • Member, SF Housing Action Coalition

  • Member, San Francisco Heritage

  • Committee Member & Treasurer, BSA Troop 355 (2011-2016)

  • Past President, Berkeley Real Estate Club (1986-1987)

  • Founding Member, Alpha Rho Chi, Daedelus Chapter – Architectural Fraternity

  • Lead Set Designer & Builder, Mills High School Drama Guild

  • Occasional Volunteer, Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity, Half-moon Bay Habitat Restoration Project, Millbrae Art & Wine Festival

  • Licensed Architect, State of California

  • Licensed General Contractor, State of California


  • MBA, University of California, Berkeley (with specializations in Real Estate Finance and Urban Land Economics)

  • Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

  • B.S., Construction Management, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


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