Solving Affordable Housing, One Cottage at a Time

The following article addresses a recent trend of municipalities loosening rules governing the building of accessory dwelling units, affectionately referred to as “Granny Flats,” in the backyards of existing homes. Given the high degree of NIMBY-ism, and red tape in and around SF to build at all, let alone these units, it’s still to be determined if the home owning public will sufficiently embrace this approach in order to move the “lack of affordable housing” needle, one way or another.

Read the article here: Solving Affordable Housing, One Cottage at a Time


About the Author

Adam’s real estate experience encompasses residential sales, renovations, real estate development, property and asset management, and multifamily investment acquisitions. He has helped countless clients buy and sell property throughout the Bay Area, including in San Francisco, Marin County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County. He has overseen the condo conversion and major renovation of a two-unit building, and has worked on several affordable housing residential development projects with budgets exceeding $20 million, helping low-income families secure safe, affordable housing. He is currently working on a project that entails adding a condo unit to an existing building as well as a major horizontal expansion and renovation, increasing the total square footage to approximately 1500 square feet. Prior to working in real estate, Adam practiced immigration law and real estate law. His extensive background as an attorney and his broad real estate experience allow him to faithfully advance his clients’ interests in both the purchase and sale of real estate. Adam’s clients benefit from strong negotiation skills, contractual expertise, and deep knowledge of local rules and regulations.