makes the difference

Seven Hills Properties is a real-estate development company with a demonstrated
track record in commercial, residential, and affordable housing projects.
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some project examples.


San Francisco, CA - In the South of Market ("SOMA") neighborhood, close to the Bay Bridge and Giants Stadium, these 257 single resident occupancy units provide affordable housing to the area. Seven residential floors are atop a parking structure and community facility at ground level. 10,000 commercial square feet are offered at street level with three points of entry and a separate parking facility. Seven Hills developed, manages and operates the property in conjunction with a not-for-profit.


San Jose, CA - This fixed-income, multi-family complex offers 245 affordable housing units. The unit mix includes one, two and three bedroom apartments surrounding a beautiful center courtyard. Balcony views, granite countertops and subterranean parking are among the numerous amenities offered to residents. Seven Hills developed, manages and operates the property in conjunction with a not-for-profit.


Gresham, OR - Located east of Portland, OR, the property consists of three buildings which house a total of 52,000 square feet of premium retail. This suburban retail center offers a variety of tenant spaces ranging in size from 1,000 to 18,000 square feet. Seven Hills acted as developer on the project and maintains ownership of the site.


Fairfield, CA - Situated in the California Coastal Ranges just off the I-80 corridor, this development is made up of three Class A, industrial condominium buildings. With a total of 62,000 square feet, the units offer 24-foot clear height ceilings and both dock and grade-in level doors. Strategic parcel design during the entitlement process allows for maximum resale of each individual unit. Seven Hills is the developer, manager and owner of the project.


Cottage Lake, WA - Located near Woodinville, WA, this project was a 14,720 square feet build-to-suit for a major national retailer. Seven Hills was developer on the project, including identification of location, entitlements and demolishing existing structure prior to construction.


Portland, OR - Located near the junction of Interstate 5 and Highway 99W, the Capitol Highway project was a stand-alone, 13,358 square foot build-to-suit for a major national retailer. Seven Hills was developer of the project and maintained ownership until it disposed of the asset in early 2013.


The Dalles, OR - Located near Interstate 84 and the Columbia River, this project was a combination of a 14,500 square foot build-to-suit (for lease) for a major national retailer, plus four smaller pads, totaling 4,881 SF of additional retail space. The build-to-suit lease parcel and two of the four additional lots have since been sold. Seven Hills was the developer on and owner of the site, prior to these dispositions. The company maintains ownership of the two remaining parcels: one consisting of a 4,881 square foot retail building, and undeveloped land on the final lot.


San Francisco, CA - Located in the Mission neighborhood and conveniently located to both Highway 101 and 280, this mixed-use development features 58 market-rate condominiums atop almost 15,000 square feet of ground floor retail. As the project's developer, Seven Hills successfully navigated difficult permitting and complex political environments, bringing to market much-needed entry level housing which resulted in complete absorption. The development included a build-to-suit for a major retailer occupying a ground lease on 12,000 square feet of the retail space. Three additional pads, totaling 2,624 square feet, as well as 11 parking spaces and three storage units remain under the ownership and management of Seven Hills.
Thomas J. Rocca is a partner in Seven Hills Properties, a successful, San Francisco-based real estate services and brokerage company. He has 30+ years of experience in acquisitions, development, redevelopment and brokering both residential and mixed-use projects. Mr. Rocca's success has been both for his own account as well as for national clients including Staples, IHOP, Starbucks, McDonald's, Home Depot, Hollywood Video and Walgreens. His experience includes highly visible developments such as San Francisco's Yerba Buena Commons (257-unit, mixed-use development), San Jose's Cinnabar Commons (245-unit affordable housing project), and San Francisco's 555 Bartlett (mixed-use redevelopment).

Additionally, he has multiple projects under development or construction in the states of Washington and Oregon. These complex and geographically-dispersed projects highlight his expertise in building the community and municipal relationships required to complete regulatory, entitlement and permitting processes for new or rezoned sites; in structuring attractive financing including bond issuances, tax credits, construction loans and Freddie Mac financing; and developing property from the ground up, integrating historic renovation and seismic upgrades as needed.

Mr. Rocca is a licensed real estate representative, a Certified Commercial Investment Member and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Luis A. Belmonte is a partner of Seven Hills Properties. Previously, he was an Executive Vice President of, and one of the founders of, AMB Property Corporation, where he ran their development program ($250 million per year) and supervised management of assets (50 million sf) in the Western U.S. During his tenure at AMB, he spearheaded its effort to enter the Mexican market and developed its headquarters building on the San Francisco waterfront.

Prior to his tenure at AMB, Mr. Belmonte was a partner with Lincoln Property Company, responsible for industrial development projects in Northern California. Over the course of 16 years, he developed in excess of 18 million square feet of industrial buildings. His responsibilities included site selection, financing, construction management, leasing and property management.

Mr. Belmonte spent three years on active duty with the U.S. Navy, during which time he rode a destroyer escort on coastal patrol in Vietnam and spent 13 months as the Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer, Fire Support Coordinator and forward observer with the First Marine Regiment.

A graduate of the University of Santa Clara with a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude), he also pursued graduate studies in Political Science at the University of Chicago and the University of California at Berkeley.

Mr. Belmonte is a member of the Urban Land Institute, and chairs one of the Industrial and Office Park Councils. He is also a past president of the San Francisco chapter of NAIOP. In addition to industry involvement, he is a board member of Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco and Board Chair of Ohlhoff Recovery Systems. He is also the author of Get Rich Slowly; Invest in Real Estate.
Douglas D. Abbey is a partner in Seven Hills Properties and a founder of AMB Property Corporation. He is also Chairman of Swift Real Estate Partners, a privately held company formed in 2010 which owns and operates office and industrial properties on the west coast. He was previously a co-founder of AMB Property Corporation (predecessor to Prologis) and IHP Capital Partners. Mr. Abbey has more than 35 years of experience in investment management. He is a graduate of Amherst College and has a Master in City Planning degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Pacific Life Insurance Company, Macerich Corporation and Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.

He is a Trustee and past Vice Chairman of the Urban Land Institute, and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Golden Gate University. Mr. Abbey is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of Bridge Housing Corporation, a non-profit affordable housing developer active in Northern and Southern California.

Mr. Abbey is a Lecturer in real estate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jonathan Hill is a partner in Seven Hills Properties and has 20 years of experience in real estate development, renovation, operations, finance, acquisitions and dispositions. Before joining Seven Hills Properties in 2008 he was with AMB Property Corporation for ten years and held the roles of Financial Manager, Development Manager, Asset Manager, and Vice President Regional Manager.

Mr. Hill is experienced in financial reporting, forecasting, portfolio analysis, and has negotiated more than 10 million square feet of leases, integrated portfolio acquisitions to operations, secured new revenue streams, and directed management and leasing teams across the western U.S.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from CSU Sacramento, and is a licensed California real estate broker.
Marcus DuPlessis is Asset Manager for Seven Hills Properties, overseeing the portfolio of retail, industrial and residential properties. Prior to joining Seven Hills, Mr. DuPlessis was with Appian Capital, working as an analyst for five years before being promoted to asset manager, a position he held for eight years. Over his career, Mr. DuPlessis has participated in the acquisition, disposition, financing and management of over $600 million in assets across multiple sectors.

Mr. DuPlessis graduated cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication with a specialization in Business Administration. He is a member of the Golden Key National Honors Society and holds a California real estate license.

The Team