Manan’s strength lies in navigating the complex path of building world-class projects in the San Francisco Bay Area — balancing high-value design solutions, stakeholder interests, and local needs to spearhead projects that become a showcase of inclusivity, sustainability, and forward-thinking. His portfolio consists of diverse projects totaling more than $1 billion worth of construction to date. In Oakland, Manan oversees the large-scale developments of 1100 Broadway and Eastline, both of which are slated to bring over 2 million square feet of Class-A office, retail, and community space to downtown. He also oversaw the design and completion of NVIDIA’s award-winning headquarters in Santa Clara.
Manan challenges his teams to align impact with market conditions, engage with local groups, and design in response to community needs. This results in the delivery of projects that bring immense opportunity, positively impact their communities, and provide far-reaching benefits. Additionally, he exemplifies leadership through his role as a member of Gensler’s Global Race and Diversity Committee.