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WOMEN n RSVP IN LEADERSHIP MEETING OF THE MINDS ANNUAL SUMMIT: SACRAMENTO Meeting of the Minds held its Annual Summit on Nov. 27-28 at the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento. Nearly 450 delegates gathered to spotlight tools and best practices for smart city leaders across the globe. Photography: Kyle Rynicki 2 New Faze Development HELPING HOMEOWNERS INVEST IN THEMSELVES AND THEIR FUTURES C haranjeet “Charlie” Kaur Tiwana experience of the development industry by made the understatement of the fostering involvement in each aspect of the year: “In my job, I wear many hats.” process,” she says. “That’s really what the 1 Andreas Mai, executive VP, market company development/ offers women - encouraging us Tiwana is vice president of strategic innovation, Keolis; Tina Lee-Vogt, program manager/ to learn and grow, and not confining us to investments New Faze, division, a development code for compliance City of Sacramento; and niche.” Eierman, parking with manager, City of a single Sacramento. company Matt based in Sacramento projects 2 Aura Vasquez, commissioner, LA Department of One recent pet project for Tiwana was throughout Central and and Northern California. Water/Power; Graham Brownstein, chief operating officer, Global affordable Water Farms. 3 Kiara Reed, marketing Urbane 30 in Midtown Sacramento, which Its specialty is quality housing, manager, Comstock’s magazine; and Thomas Hall, is a collection of seven three-story, single- mostly in urban infill settings, but it also has executive director, CleanStart. 4 Steve Gorski, general family and homes with rooftop gardens. “It was commercial, retail, North mixed America, use, senior living Systems; manager Cleverciti Jasmine Leek, founder, Third City Coalition. 5 From my baby, and it was amazing to see it come and hospitality projects in its portfolio. DKS Associates: Vikram Dogra, Northern California to fruition.” managing director; Peter Coffey, president. “I oversee projects from their and conceptual designs to the final walkthroughs,” Tiwana’s business philosophy “to help Tiwana says. “I’m responsible for leading people” and her values “line up with what acquisitions, bringing in financing, and New Faze does,” she says. “Housing is an working closely with architects, engineers, issue everywhere and we need more of it. construction teams, sales and marketing We are passionately committed to not just teams, and lenders.” building homes, but creating communities Currently, she’s juggling numerous projects throughout the region,” she says. “I love the space I’m in , It doesn’t feel like work.” Half the full-time staff Tiwana works with are women, she notes. “New Faze Development positions women to succeed by allowing us to get an overall hands on 28 “ I love the space I’m in. It doesn’t feel like work. — CHARANJEET KAUR TIWANA V.P. of Strategic Investments ” with pride. We’re able to watch families invest in themselves and their futures.” One point of satisfaction is “being able to build quality beautiful homes and watch people move into those homes and become a fabric of that community”, she says. “Its remarkable.” 1825 Del Paso Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95815 916.929.6402 | March 201 9 CLIENT PROFILE