Curt Johansen, President
Mr. Johansen is the Managing General Partner of Sustainable Community Partners, LLC an innovative company that envisions, entitles, designs, finances, constructs, and markets sustainable conservation communities. His current work is the culmination of a career spanning 30 years in mixed use development, with the last ten exclusively in pursuit of sustainable communities. His projects seek to locally source food, energy, education, green building, and transit. Mr. Johansen is a recognized leader in the pursuit of development reform; his philosophy adheres to principle-based practices of linking jobs with housing; preserving priority agricultural, habitat, and open spaces; designing institutional systems for reclamation and re-use of renewable resources; creating place-based communities that include culturally diverse, affordable housing; and integrating small neighborhood schools with an eco-literate curriculum.
Kirstie Franceschi, Secretary-Treasurer
Ms. Franceschi joined Codding in 2007 and is responsible for assisting the company’s transition into deeply sustainable development projects like Sonoma Mountain Village, a planned 200 acre, mixed-use, solar powered, zero waste community internationally recognized as the first One Planet Community in North America and one of the worlds greenest neighborhoods. She manages the redevelopment of Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa and in addition to her role as Development Manager for Codding Enterprises she also oversees Property Management for all Coddings Sonoma County properties. Prior to Joining Codding, Ms. Franceschi spent the last 15 years in the Residential Home Building Industry where she most recently held the position of Regional Vice President of Risk Management for Richmond American Homes, one of the Country’s largest Builders. At Richmond American Homes she took the lead in the introduction of the Customer Experience Program, the best practice building procedures and represented the company in all homeowner disputes litigation and settlements.
David Mogavero, Director
David Mogavero has over 30 years experience with special expertise in the areas of ecological building, environmental planning, infill development, urban design, and energy efficient design.His commitment to human-based architecture, the revitalization of existing neighborhoods, economic and ecological sustainability of communities, and participation in the planning and design process by end-users is well-known and recognized within professional and citizen communities. As one of the most experienced advocates and practitioners in land use transit issues in the Central Valley, David has actively lectured, written and advocated for environmentally-sound urban development, including infill and higher density transit and pedestrian oriented development. Through his professional practice and tenure as a board member and President of the Environmental Council of Sacramento and The Planning and Conservation League, he has facilitated the widespread adoption of these principles in projects and communities throughout California. He is a Senior Principal at Mogavero Notestine Associates.
Mott Smith, Director
Mott Smith is co-founder of Civic Enterprise, an L.A. firm that builds innovative, socially-conscious projects in emerging neighborhoods and provides innovative parking and economic development solutions for cities and communities. He is very active in local, regional and state legislative issues. His built work has been honored by the Urban Land Institute, the L.A. Conservancy, and Architectural Record Magazine. He is a founding board member of the California Infill Builders Federation, teaches in USC’s Master of Real Estate Development Program and Planning Program in the USC Price School of Public Policy. Earlier, he was as Acting Director of Planning for the L.A. Unified School District after serving as founding Executive Director of New Schools-Better Neighborhoods. He also worked as editor/business manager of The Planning Report. Mott is past president the Westside Urban Forum. He received a Master of Real Estate Development from USC and a BA in Linguistics from UCLA.
Meea Kang, Director
Ms. Kang is Senior Vice President for Related California, where she is responsible for business development, strategic planning and creative financing mechanisms for Related’s affordable residential developments. She comes to Related with over 20 years experience in affordable housing finance and development and has entitled and constructed more than 2,500 affordable multi-family housing units in California worth over $500 million. Prior to joining Related, Ms. Kang was President and Co-Founder of Domus Development, LLC, where she led the company’s development activities for fifteen years. Ms. Kang’s projects have received national accolades from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, American Institute of Architects, U.S. Green Building Council, and the 2014 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, California’s highest environmental honor. Ms. Kang serves as a Commissioner on the California Commission on Aging, appointed by Governor Brown in 2016, is a member of Lambda Alpha International and serves as a director on the boards of the California Housing Consortium, Rail~Volution, and the California Museum. She earned a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University.