Alicia Esterkamp Allbin is the founder and Principal of AEA Development, LLC, a Bay Area focused development and consulting firm.
Prior to AEA Development, Ms. Allbin served for 14 years as a Principal and Partner at Pacific Waterfront Partners, a local development firm specializing in real estate investment, entitlements and development. Ms. Allbin managed a team of development professionals, including project managers, property managers, architects and consultants. Her responsibilities include acquisitions, investment management, asset management, entitlements, marketing, leasing, public relations and community outreach.
Ms. Allbin managed the $64M historic renovation project at Piers 1 1/2, 3 & 5. Successful lease negotiations were achieved with prestigious tenants such as Bloomberg LP, Renaissance Technologies and Geolo Capital. Ms. Allbin was also responsible for the retail strategy and tenanting which ultimately secured renowned restaurant tenants La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, Hard Water, The Plant Café and Coqueta. In addition to receiving approvals from over 20 different agencies, the project was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and secured over $12M in historic tax credits. In addition to The Piers on San Francisco’s northern waterfront, Ms. Allbin managed the entitlements for 8 Washington.
In addition, PWP was engaged to secure and develop a location for the Pilara Foundation’s world class photography. Completed in 2010, Pier 24 now houses the largest collection of photography in North America. The renovation met the Department of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Rehabilitation and represents another major adaptive reuse on the waterfront.
Ms. Allbin has her M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco and serves on the Board of Directors for SF Made, PlaceMade and the San Francisco Heritage. She also serves as the Co-Chair for the Embarcadero Business Improvement District. Ms. Allbin was named one of the Business Time’s Forever Influential Women of the Bay Area and is a member of Lambda Alpha International, SPUR, the Housing Action Coalition, the Bay Area Council, the SF Chamber of Commerce, ULI and BOMA.