Our Story


For generations, West Oakland has been harnessing art, music, politics, and culture together, a bastion of attitude, experience, and excitement.

Mandela Station, at West Oakland BART, is an active and engaging resource of talent, centralizing Oakland’s commitment to communal interaction and growth inviting all Bay Area residents to participate in the heightened feeling of connectedness, movement, and life. The result is a tightly woven network of educational scholars from USCF to UCB, harnessing the site’s innate centrality and position at the most connected BART station within the entire system.

Details Highlights

760 residential units

300,000 sq ft of office and life science space

53,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail uses.

400-space parking garage, surface plazas, and circulation elements.

Project History

On December 2014, the BART Board of Directors, selected CHEC to develop the proposed mixed-use project that is tasked with applying a strong urban design that compliments the surrounding land uses and creates a sense of activity at the street level.


SUDA has engaged in developing in long-ignored neighborhoods that have substantial, but untapped upside potential.

Development Partners

MacFarlane Partners

Investing in smart growth, urban revitalization and sustainability in "Gateway Cities" nationwide.


urban land development, construction management, asset management, property management, project finance, and general construction contracting

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JRDV Urban International

creating exceptional urban places that are vital, active, safe, and provide a sense of joy and pride for their communities

Meet The Team

Alan Dones and Regina Davis discuss the vision behind Mandela Station at West Oakland BART



Alan Dones

Alan Dones

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer


dirk hallemeir

Dirk Hallemeier

Managing Director and President

MacFarlane Development Company

Regina Davis

Regina Davis



Ed McFarlane

Edward McFarlan

Architect, Director

JRDV Urban International

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