BUILDINC. A VISION
Michael cycling on Ridgecrest Road. He's an avid road cyclist, touring across the Bay Area, especially in Marin & Sonoma counties. Michael rides with the Mission Cycle Club, usually doing their "Morning Raid" leaving the heart of the Mission around 610 AM, riding through GG Park, The Presidio and across the GG Bridge, and back to the Mission all before work!
In 2001, Michael returned to visit his Peace Corps village in Niger, West Africa. He served there from Jan '93 to Jan '96.
Michael in a vintage hat in a North Beach haberdashery: he's a former swing dancer.
Photo of the Eastern Sierras, near Bishop, one of Michael's favorite places to backpack, ski & soak in hot springs!
Michael backpacking in the Yosemite back country, near Matterhorn canyon.
Michael volunteered in July 2011 teaching nuns in a Buddhist monastery high in the Indian Himalayas, Leh, Ladahk. Michael is an aspiring student of the dharma and a mediator, as well as a lover of mountains.
I love Burning Man. As a 12-year burner, I love to play in Black Rock City.
Mr. Yarne is Principal of Entitlements, overseeing entitlements and land use strategy. A real estate and land use attorney, Mr. Yarne brings over 10 years of applied expertise in local entitlement, public-private partnerships, development management and local government. Prior to joining Build in 2012, Yarne served four years as Development Advisor in the Mayor’s Office, where he negotiated and secured approval of the 152-acre, $7B, 30-year Parkmerced Development Agreement that will add 5,600 new units and fund over $200M in transportation improvements in the SE corner of the City. Mr. Yarne also spearheaded public-private partnerships to finance new parks and infrastructure, including the City’s first Infrastructure Finance District (IFD) on Rincon Hill. At the Martin Building Company, he led the development of Mint Plaza, the first privately funded conversion of a downtown street into a public plaza, financed through a novel combination of a Community Facility District and a Business Improvement District.