Jonathan Fearn

DirectorHead of Development, Oak Impact Group
“Access to housing is critical to a diverse and flourishing Bay Area. It’s a privilege to be a part of an organization that embodies this value, weighs in with tremendous scale, and sees housing not just as shelter, but as opportunity and empowerment.”

Jonathan brings more than 20 years of experience in real estate development, construction, and housing policy to MidPen’s Board of Directors, which he joined in 2023. As Head of Development at Oak Impact Group, he oversees the planning, design, financing, and construction of residential (both affordable and market rate), mixed-use, and transit-oriented developments in the Bay Area. He has successfully delivered multiple projects that incorporate green building practices, community engagement, and social impact strategies.

Previously, Jonathan was the Managing Director of Development at Greystar, where he led the development of market-rate and student housing projects in Northern California, totaling over $2 billion in value. He also serves as a Commissioner on the Oakland Planning Commission, where he reviews and approves major development proposals and policy initiatives that shape the future of the city. Jonathan holds a Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley and a BA in History from Wesleyan University, and is a founding member of Connect OAKLAND, a grassroots organization that advocates for transforming the I-980 freeway into a multi-modal boulevard that connects downtown Oakland with West Oakland and creates opportunities for housing, jobs, and open space.

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