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.