Sarah White Joins Jonathan Rose Companies as Director of Development

Jonathan Rose Companies, one of the country’s leading developers and investors in sustainable, affordable, and mixed-income multifamily real estate, announced that Sarah White has joined the development team in the firm’s Oakland office as a Director of Development. Yusef Freeman, Managing Director of California at Jonathan Rose Companies, made the announcement.

Ms. White will work on existing projects in the company’s development pipeline and new business initiatives throughout the West Coast. She brings 16 years of affordable housing development experience, having previously worked for Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing Corporation in San Francisco, CA, Artspace Projects in Minneapolis, MN and Clifford Beers Housing in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, her Bay Area development portfolios included approximately 1,300 units of affordable housing in various stages of development and construction, with total development costs in excess of $800 million.

“Sarah is an outstanding addition to our growing West Coast team as Jonathan Rose Companies expands its operations throughout the region,” said Mr. Freeman.

Past projects that highlight Sarah’s passion for development and depth of expertise include her work to develop Clifford Beers Housing’s nascent development pipeline, including an award-winning adaptive reuse of the Paul Williams-designed YMCA into permanent, supportive housing; her historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects throughout the Midwest while with Artspace Projects; and the infill development of a 196,000 SF, mixed-use community in San Francisco, CA that includes a community clinic developed in partnership with Mission Neighborhood Health Centers.

“I’m thrilled to join Jonathan Rose Companies. The firm’s commitment to creating Communities of Opportunity, providing thought leadership within our industry, and advancing sustainable development best-practices is incredibly inspiring and motivating. I’m looking forward to working with Jonathan Rose Companies’ incredible team to expand the firm’s West Coast presence,” said Ms. White.

White earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning from UCLA after graduating from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with degrees in French and International Relations.


Jonathan Rose Companies is one of the country’s leading developers and investors in sustainable, affordable, and mixed-income multifamily real estate, with nearly 18,000 units owned and managed. Founded in 1989, Jonathan Rose Companies is a mission-driven company focused on enhancing the health and wellness of its residents with green, energy efficient property improvements and through its Communities of Opportunities programming. With offices in New York, Connecticut, Colorado, Ohio and California, Jonathan Rose Companies has developed or acquired more than $3.2 billion of real estate. For more information, please visit: