Lydia Tan is joining the Oakland Athletics as Managing Director of Real Estate, where she will be leading the organization’s development activities at Howard Terminal and the Oakland Coliseum.
Most recently, Tan was SVP and U.S. Head of Development at Bentall Kennedy, one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors. During her tenure, the company invested in the development of over $3 billion of mixed-use commercial, multi-family, and logistics projects throughout the U.S.
Prior experience includes EVP and Director of Northern California Operations at Related California and EVP at BRIDGE Housing Corporation, where she led teams focused on all aspects of the development of mixed income and affordable housing communities, as well as large scale redevelopment efforts. Combined, she oversaw the development of $5.5 billion of affordable and mixed income housing, pedestrian-oriented commercial space and community facilities.
Throughout her work and volunteer career, she has worked with non-profits and local organizations to effect positive change focused on raising the quality of life and increasing opportunity in lower income communities. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the S.H. Cowell Foundation, SPUR, and Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. She is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, and the Stanford Real Estate Council. Tan and her husband are Resident Fellows at Stanford University, where they work to create an enriched residential experience for 270 undergraduate students.
Tan holds a BA in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley and a MBA from Stanford University. She is a Registered Architect in California.