As a developer, Charles A. Long specializes in mixed-use infill projects, including acquisition, entitlement and public private partnerships. Long’s vast amount of work as a consultant to public and private clients on development and management since 1996 has lent him the expertise necessary for his current role. Prior to this role, he served for eight years as city manager in Fairfield, California, held interim positions for several cities in finance, redevelopment and management, with assignments ranging from negotiating development agreements to alternative energy development. He has overseen over $600 million of public financing in his career. He is currently developing two multi-family projects in Oakland, one at 78 units, the other at 97 units.
Long has a BA in economics from Brown University and a Masters of Public Policy from UC Berkeley. Long is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and, within the organization, is Vice Chair of the Public Private Partnership Council. He served in the U.S. Army as an infantry platoon sergeant.