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About Us
Our Team

Located in Oakland, California since 1988, Jay-Phares Corporation (“JPC”) is a San Francisco Bay Area real estate brokerage firm, property management, property development and consulting firm specializing in commercial properties.

JPC’s primary focus is on the rehabilitation and redevelopment of core urban properties, typically in communities with high percentages of minority population, and often with significant social problems. JPC’s property rehabilitation and redevelopment operations are augmented by a construction affiliate (California General Contractor, License No. 841307) and ownership in a licensed private patrol company, Premiere Protective Service (PPO# 13710).

The two principals in the firm have a combined total of over sixty years experience in commercial real estate and have in past capacities been involved in the development and management of approximately three hundred commercial real estate projects. Prior to forming JPC, other projects in which the principals of JPC were involved featured the 590-acre Towngate Planned Community on the former site of Riverside International Raceway. The major components of Towngate were 2,500 residential units and a 1,200,000 s.f. super regional mall completed in by a joint venture between the Fritz Duda Company, for which one of JPC’s principals was chief operating officer immediately prior to the formation of JPC, and Homart Development, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Roebuck. The project also included Riverside County’s third largest shopping center, the 500,000 s.f. Towngate Community Shopping Center. Noteworthy northern California projects in which the company’s principals were also involved prior to forming JPC include Central Coast Plaza, San Luis Obispo County’s largest commercial mixed-use center, and Corte Madera Town Center, Marin County’s largest shopping center.

In addition to representation of major corporate clients and extensive involvement in the neighborhoods of Oakland, JPC’s current two major projects are the redevelopment of Foothill Square Shopping Center, Oakland, California and the Solano 80 Shopping Center in Vallejo, California.

La Clinica de la Raza at Fruitvale Transit Village

La Clinica de la Raza at Fruitvale Transit Village

TownGate Center, Moreno Valley

TownGate Center, Moreno Valley

Children's Hospital, Oakland

Children’s Hospital, Oakland

Town Center, Corte Madera

Town Center, Corte Madera

Real Estate Officer License

Real Estate Broker License

General Building Contractor License

Private Patrol Operators License
PPO 16197

Public Works Certification of Oakland
5215 98 12

Bill Phua, President
Piazza International And Phua/Lee Properties
821 Jefferson St. Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 834-2200 / (510) 761-3333

Doug Clarke, Facilities Director
Lifelong Medical Care
2344 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-4149

Jens Hilmer, Project Manager
City of Oakland Community and Economic Development Agency
250 Frank Ogawa, 3rd Floor Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 238-3317

Alec Merriam, Chairman of the Board, Director (Retired)
PLM International
Tiburon, CA
(415) 435-2693

Jerry Overaa, President
Overaa & Co. General Contractors
200 Parr Blvd.
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 234-0926

Emily Galimba, Chief Deputy Public Administrator
Alameda County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office
480 4th Street Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 577-1979