Principal, Entitlements

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.