Our Expertise

Creating value and building communities.

Creating value in communities through investment, development & property management.

Real Estate Development

Madison Park has extensive experience in real estate development from new construction to complete rehabilitation/reuse. Our experienced development team manages projects during every aspect of the process from community buy-in and entitlements to design and construction.

Our development team is tedious in the selection of a highly qualified project team and coordinating and directing the activities of these architect and consultants.

Investment Management

Madison Park looks for both existing assets and development opportunities that allow for the creation of value through our core competencies; utilizing historic tax credits, repositioning underperforming assets, adaptive reuse and urban infill development, community creation, flexibility in deal structure and in-house property management and development, among others. Identification and execution are critical to successful deals.

In addition to working with the brokerage community, our competitive advantage is the ability to organically grow deals over time by building relationships with both the public and private stakeholders in each community we do business or consider doing business in.

Property Management

Since 1985, Madison Park has utilized its experience in property management and its prominent presence in the greater San Francisco East Bay Region to create dynamic and lasting communities. In the residential arena, the majority of the Madison Park portfolio, the vacancy rate has been kept under five percent, consistently, year after year.

We believe in working hands on with each Resident Manager to assure that everything is done to accommodate and provide for both prospective and existing tenants. Coupled with a professional in-house maintenance department, all of Madison Park's buildings are kept at maximum efficiency, allowing for competitive rents and minimal turn-over.

Our Team

Our real estate professionals have an active, entrepreneurial, hands-on management style. The result is a team able to quickly create, identify and capitalize upon emerging investment opportunities in today's market.


John Protopappas

President & CEO

Mr. Protopappas developed his first live/work project in 1985 and has developed and managed over sixty commercial and residential projects during the past twenty-eight years. During that time, Mr. Protopappas transformed many neglected properties by turning them into mixed-use live/work spaces. These projects, such as the historic Tribune Tower and the Bakery Lofts at the site of the former Remar Bakery in Emeryville, are representative of his innovative approach to revitalizing urban neighborhoods through mixed-use projects.

Mr. Protopappas is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with an A.B. in Economics. In 1985, after four years of investment brokerage experience, he formed Madison Park Financial Corporation. Mr. Protopappas serves on the Board of Directors of Summit Bank. He also serves on the Urban Land Institute Executive Committee.


Simon Chen, CFA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Chen joined Madison Park in 2004 and has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2008. In addition to overseeing its corporate finance functions, Mr. Chen directs Madison Park’s investment and development operations. Mr. Chen focuses on executing MPF's strategic planning and growth initiatives, as well as structuring and executing new acquisitions and development opportunities. Before joining MPF in 2004, Mr. Chen was a banking analyst at National City Corporation in Detroit where he specialized in investment real estate banking.

Mr. Chen holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business where he concentrated in Finance and Corporate Strategy. Mr. Chen is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Urban Land Institute, SPUR and the CFA Institute. Mr. Chen is a licensed broker by the California Bureau of Real Estate.


Claire Han

Project Manager

As a Project Manager, Ms. Han is responsible for managing interdisciplinary design and engineering teams, securing entitlements, permits, environmental and other agency approvals, leading community outreach and overseeing construction of MPF’s development projects. Ms. Han has 6 years of real estate experience including financing, leasing, asset management and development. Prior to MPF, Claire was a Development Associate with an urban infill homebuilder, primarily focused on complex entitlements throughout the Bay Area.

Ms. Han received her BA in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a MS in Real Estate Development from New York University. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute, NAIOP, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Casey McManus

Sr. Director of Property Management

Casey McManus is the Sr. Director of Property Management for Madison Park Financial. She has been a professional in property management since 2001 with expertise in acquisition, redevelopment, disposition, lease-up and asset performance. Most recently she completed the lease up of 1,400 units in the bay area market in 10 months and oversaw a portfolio of 2,800 units.

She holds her MBA from Cal State East Bay and earned her CA Brokers License. Casey’s additional certifications include: CCRM, National BMR/Tax Credit Certification and Aslan Certified Sales Coach. She is currently overseeing all of Madison Park’s commercial and residential projects including the lease-up of four new properties in Oakland and the expansion into other urban markets along the West Coast.


Kurt Biddle

Director of Property Management

As Director of Property Management at MPF, Mr. Biddle manages the Company's residential and commercial property portfolios consisting of 20 live/work loft and apartment buildings and over 600,000 square feet of industrial, retail and office properties. He has 10 years of experience managing and selling real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Mr. Biddle helped to oversee the transformation of Mint Plaza in San Francisco, which revitalized a long-neglected downtown neighborhood. He completed his CCRM certification from the California Apartment Association and is a California licensed real estate salesperson.


Bob Huff

Project Manager

Mr. Huff focuses on managing the development and construction of many of MPF's residential and commercial developments. In addition, he currently serves as Property Manager for the 1080 Lofts, one of Madison Park’s early loft conversion projects.

Mr. Huff has been with Madison Park for over two decades in various diverse roles including Property manager, Facility Manager and Property services manager. Mr. Huff is a lifelong Oakland resident and has experience in virtually every aspect of construction and building maintenance.


Kimberly Brewer- Thompson, RPA

Director of Commercial Property Management

Kimberly brings 18 years of Commercial Real Estate experience to the team. She has managed office and retail properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently Mrs. Brewer-Thompson is managing the Madison Park commercial portfolio which is comprised of industrial and retail properties totaling approximately 395,000 square feet.

Mrs. Brewer- Thompson holds a BOMI Real Property Administrator (RPA) Designation and is a California Licensed real estate salesperson.

Since 1985, Madison Park has utilized its experience in property management and its development expertise to create dynamic and lasting communities.

Our properties offer spaces to meet the varied needs of our residents, ranging from traditional apartment living, to the open floorplans of our live/work spaces.

To find out more about Madison Park, as well as our other landmark properties, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Main Office

Lake Merritt Tower
155 Grand Avenue
Suite 950
Oakland, California 94612




(510) 452-2944