Creative Development Partners (CDP) is an innovative real estate investment and development company that delivers unique solutions for urban-based developments. CDP is a diverse team of real estate, finance and creative professionals that generate new opportunities and uncover hidden value for clients and investors.  With decades of experience in real estate development, neighborhood and cultural planning and leveraging sophisticated public-private financing, CDP strives to achieve a multiple bottom-line on every project.  


One Lake Merritt (proposed)- Redevelopment of the historic Oakland Auditorium and new arts-integrated hotel, embracing Community Benefit by Design, which is a market-driven and mission-centered approach to real estate development - embedding comprehensive community benefits into a viable and sustainable business model.


Jeremy Liu- Managing Partner
Jeremy is an experienced mixed-use real estate developer and chief executive with a unique background in urban and community planning, creative placemaking and technology programs.  He has overseen a 110+ staff and a budget of $10 million in annual revenue with more than $150 million in assets. Under his leadership, projects as large as $130 million and 350,000 square feet have been designed, permitted and built. He also designed and raised initial capital for the first real estate investment fund to be screened for positive social determinants of health impacts. 

Randolph Belle- VP, Community and Government Affairs
In close to 25 years as an artist, entrepreneur, and program administrator, Randolph, a San Francisco native living and working in Oakland since 1991, has launched numerous commercial and civic endeavors, encouraging responsible community development and capitalizing on the vast wealth of arts activity in the Bay Area.  With expertise in design, communications and public affairs, Randolph has participated in the facilitation of large-scale community benefit campaigns and real estate developments in Oakland and San Francisco.

Jason Vargas- VP, Finance and Investment
Jason has engineered transactions totaling over $800M which include office, housing, retail and mixed-use development and investment projects in Washington, DC, Maryland and the Bay Area in over 15 years of real estate, acquisition and investment management.  Additionally, Mr. Vargas has structured investments with New Market, Low Income and Historic Tax Credits.


• City governments
• Housing Authorities
• Private equity fund with triple bottom line
• For-profit, market-rate real estate developers

• State housing finance agencies
• Redevelopment agencies
• State highway authority


• New Markets tax credits
• Historic Tax Credits
• Tax-exempt bonds

• Low-income housing tax credits
(state and federal)
• Real Estate Investment Trusts
• Private equity and debt


California Hotel
Mixed-use, Residential
and Commercial
Jack London Gateway Senior
Housing and Shopping Center

Residential and commercial
Lillie Mae Jones Plaza
Preservation Park
Swan’s Marketplace
Mixed-use, Retail, Office


City Center, DC
Housing, Retail, Office, Hotel
The Residences
Multifamily, Retail
The Heights, DC
Multifamily, Retail
Multifamily, Retail

• Inclusionary and linkage programs
for housing and jobs
• Affordable housing trust funds


The Metropolitan
Housing, Retail, Office,
Parking, Park
One Greenway
Housing, Retail, Office,
Parking, Park