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901 Jefferson
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Il Piemonte
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Madison Park Financial
Lake Merritt Tower
155 Grand Avenue
Suite 1025
Oakland, California

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Renters snap up Lampwork Lofts only new Oakland apartments this year
San Francisco Business Times
June 18, 2014

Lampwork Lofts Project Illuminating West Oakland
The Registry
June 2, 2014

Construction starts on Oakland's Lampwork Lofts
San Francisco Business Times
April 26, 2013

Madison Park debuts Oakland's only new apartments this year
San Francisco Business Times
November 11, 2013

Madison Park to Start Loft Project
San Francisco Business Times
March 22, 2013

Housing on the Way
San Francisco Business Times
November 2, 2012

Protopappas: The Lone Builder
San Francisco Business Times
June 15, 2012

Oakland Developer John Protopappas Shares Words of Wisdom
San Francisco Business Times
January 28, 2011

Housing to Emerge from Deep Freeze in 2011
San Francisco Business Times
December 31, 2010

901 Jefferson
San Francisco Business Times
28, 2010

San Francisco Business Times - Real Estate Deals of the Year - Finalist
San Francisco Business Times
March 26, 2010

Exclusive: Oakland's 'lone builder' unveils plans for three new market-rate projects

Madison Park Financial, developer of the only new market-rate apartment building finished in Oakland last year, is seeking approval for three new housing projects totaling 230 units, another sign of increased investment and development interest in Oakland. The projects, according to the developer and the planning department, are:

West Oakland's 2868 Hannah St., which would include 36 residential and 11 live-work units

Fruitvale's 2985 Ford St., near the BART station, which would include 53 residential units and 10 live-work units

West Oakland's 3250 Hollis St., where Madison Park wants to build 120 apartments near the Emeryville border.

The developer is betting that Oakland's cheaper rents and proximity to San Francisco will draw new residents, but also that the Oakland's own charm and character will be a major selling point. More successful market-rate projects would be a triumph for new Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf, who has been advocating for more development.

"There's such a great rent differential between San Francisco and Oakland, especially West Oakland, but with no traffic you're 15 minutes away," said John Protopappas, founder and CEO of Madison Park Financial, who has been called the "lone builder" of market-rate housing in Oakland. Madison Park Financial is planning to break ground on the new buildings by 2016 and open for occupancy by 2017, said Toby Levy, president of Levy Design Partners, the architect for all three projects.

San Francisco Business Times - 03/09/15 - Full Article

Lampwork Lofts Named San Francisco Business Times' Real Estate Deal of the Year 2014 - Market Rate Residential

It took John Protopappas nearly three decades to build Lampwork Lofts, but only three months to completely lease it. Protopappas’ Madison Park Financial Corp. survived multiple real estate downturns and government regulations to revive the historic building, which was Oakland’s only market-rate housing project that opened in 2014. “We struggled for several years,” said Protopappas, founder and CEO of Madison Park Financial. “When we finished, we were the only product in town.”

The 92-unit building in West Oakland required renovations for earthquake damage and the cleanup of graffiti. The developer also had to work with the National Park Service to follow guidelines for historic rehabilitations, meant to preserve the industrial character of the property. The name Lampwork Lofts is a reference to the property’s history as a lightbulb factory, with the distinction of being the first West Coast factory to hire women. “We tried to celebrate the character,” said Toby Levy, president of Levy Design Partners, who oversaw the rehabilitation and architectural design.

San Francisco Business Times - 03/27/15 - Full Article

B3 Lofts Named San Francisco Business Times' Real Estate Deal of the Year 2013 - Market Rate Residential

Approximately 500 people gathered at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco this evening to celebrate the winners and finalists of the San Francisco Business Times' annual Bay Area Real Estate Deals of the Year.

Above is a slideshow of all the 2013 projects, deals and people chosen by our panel of judges for recognition, including the Dealmaker of the Year and the Deal of the Year. Congratulations to all our winners and finalists.

San Francisco Business Times - 03/28/14 - Full Article