The team :
Pamela Sapetto, CEO / President
Pamela Sapetto has been a leader in government and community relations in California for nearly 30 years and founded Sapetto Group, Inc. in 1990 to assist the real estate industry with their entitlement needs. Ms. Sapetto has been responsible for the approval of approximately 70 million square feet of commercial, industrial and retail development and approximately 55,000 residential units throughout Southern California. As the firm’s President, she has successfully managed important land development projects including public policy, community and government issues for her clients. Ms Sapetto is currently managing and has managed a variety of significant entitlement projects for Alliance Residental, Garden Comunites, JHREP, Tustin Legacy Partners, the master developer of the Tustin Base, The Hines Company, Maguire Properties, I-Star Financial, Lambert Ranch, K.B. Home, Standard Pacific, Centex, Lennar and LNR, , Boeing Real Estate Company, Kilroy Realty Corporation, Avalon Bay, Sares-Regis, Legacy, Essex, BRE, The Koll Company, and The Irvine Company and its subsidiaries Irvine Investment Property Groups and Irvine Apartment Communities.
From 1985 to 1989, as an executive for The Irvine Company, Ms. Sapetto was responsible for corporate strategy, policy implementation and liaison to the local government and community. In her role at The Irvine Company, she successfully led project teams in obtaining government approvals and community consensus for major commercial, industrial, retail and residential development.
From 1984 to 1985, Ms. Sapetto was manager of the Regional Transportation Fund at the Southern California Association of Governments, supervising a department responsible for allocation of all transportation dollars coming into the five-county Southern California region and served as regional liaison to the California Transportation Commission.
From 1978 to 1984, Ms. Sapetto was Planning Director for the City of Hermosa Beach, supervising the department responsible for all land use planning and approvals for the City, as well as management of the trash franchise. She was a key liaison to the Planning Commission and City Council.
Ms. Sapetto’s civic and community involvement has also proven to be an asset for her clients. She is a member the American Planning Assoicatione, a member of the Urban Land Institute, Building Industry Association of Southern California, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Santa Ana Business Alliance. She currently serves on the Board of Jamboree Housing as chairperson, and on the board of Ballet Luminario. From 1998 to 2004, Ms. Sapetto served as a Board Member for the Southern California National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. She also has served on the Boards of the Girl Scout Council of Orange County and Ballet Pacifica.
Pamela Sapetto graduated with a B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C. and completed significant coursework towards a Master’s in Public Administration from USC. Ms. Sapetto has also successfully completed the MIT/HARVARD program for developing community consensus.
Andrea Maloney, Senior Associate
Andrea Maloney has worked in the engineering and planning fields for over 24 years. Ms. Maloney joined the Sapetto Group, Inc. team in 1996 and has served as Senior Associate. During her tenure, she has been directly responsible for a variety of small and large scale entitlement projects, including Master Plans, Conditional Use Permits, Park Plans, Affordable Housing Plans, Zone Changes and General Plan Amendments for commercial, industrial and residential projects. Many of these projects required extensive community outreach as well as public hearings. Ms. Maloney has a specialty in project management for development projects.
From 1983 until 1996, Ms. Maloney held positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately as Vice-President of Planning for RBF, a 400-person Civil Engineering/Planning firm in Irvine, California. Her responsibilities included project management for numerous residential subdivisions in Southern California, and involved feasibility analysis, due diligence, plan development, entitlement processing and supervision of infrastructure plan preparation. These projects required community outreach and public hearings with the cities of San Clemente, San Diego, Chino Hills and Laguna Niguel as well as the counties of Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles..
In regards to non-residential projects, Ms. Maloney served as project manager for the planning and initial design phase (including the Environmental Impact Report) of the Avenida Vista Hermosa Interchange at Interstate 5, which involved coordination of private developers, the California Department of Transportation and the city of San Clemente. Ms. Maloney also developed a grass-roots citizens lobbying committee in conjunctions with the Orange County Business Council (formerly the Industrial League of Orange County) to promote appropriation funding at the federal and state level for the County of Orange Santa Ana River Flood Control Channel. This effort was initiated in 1989 and construction of the flood control improvements was completed in 2000..
Ms. Maloney is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Building Industry Association of Southern California, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and the American Planning Association. .
Andrea Maloney holds a B.A. in History from the University of San Diego and has completed coursework for a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from George Washington University..