Michael Ghielmetti


Michael Ghielmetti is the founder and president of Signature Development Group, a private real estate development company based in Oakland, California that specializes in residential and mixed-use projects in Northern California.  He oversees all aspects of the developments from acquisition to build-out.  Prior to founding SDG, Mr. Ghielmetti was a principal at Signature Properties, Inc. one of Northern California’s largest private land development and homebuilding firms.  Mr. Ghielmetti has developed and invested in over 50 residential, commercial and mixed-use real estate projects valued at over $3.0 billion.

Mr. Ghielmetti is actively involved in industry and business groups.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the California Building Industry Association, the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area, including the position of Chairman; was a Co-Chair of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference and is currently a Director of the California Housing Alliance.  Mr. Ghielmetti also served as Chair of the Jobs and Housing Coalition, an Oakland based business advocacy group.  Since 2015, he has also been on the Executive Board of the Bay Area Council, the regional business group for the San Francisco Bay Area.

He has given generously of his time and resources on behalf of community and charitable groups, including UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Cypress Mandela Training Center, Covenant House and UC Berkeley’s Cal Performances.

Mr. Ghielmetti is married and has three young children.



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