This Woman knows how to Fight to Preserve her Rights and her Tree

Mari Jaye, 96, recently succeeded in getting SF’s Urban Forestry Council to grant landmark status to her 55 year old tree (one of only 18 trees to be conferred this status in San Francisco.) She planted the tree next to her house along Lombard Street in memory of her husband and children who died in an airplane accident in 1962. Neighbors opposed the tree ostensibly for the potential danger they perceived it presented. However, Jaye suspected the neighbors’ opposition was rooted in their desire for unobstructed views over their fear of falling branches.

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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.