Chief Executive Officer
Robert Chávez brings more than 16 years of experience leading community development projects from his previous work with the City of San Diego Redevelopment Agency. He has a wide range of experience managing projects, budgets and staff, negotiating contracts, working closely with political and community leaders, and spearheading fundraising and partnership initiatives. Most notably, he oversaw the implementation of the long anticipated Mercado del Barrio Project in Barrio Logan, currently under construction. Prior to his work with the Redevelopment Agency, Robert worked as Associate Management Analyst for the City of San Diego’s Development Services Department, where he created and managed complex budgetary and organizational analyses and studies.
In addition to his tenure with the City of San Diego, Chávez previously worked as Community Justice Program Coordinator specializing in Alternative Dispute Resolution for the National Conflict Resolution Center, where he supervised the South Bay San Diego office. Prior to joining the National Conflict Resolution Center Robert spent four years in the United States Navy where he worked as a budget analyst for an S-3B Viking Flight Squadron.
· Member, California Redevelopment Association (CRA)
· Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI)
· Member, San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR)
Robert is fluent in both Spanish and English and graduated (Cum Laude) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University, and earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix.