The Team


The Albany project is being led by Sandstone Properties, Inc, founder and CEO Eri Kroh. What began as a single, personally funded investment in Santa Monica has grown into a $650 million portfolio including a broad spectrum of office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality real estate.

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HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Their team consists of 1,700 people who collaborate across a network of 24 offices on three continents. HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. Their designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities.

Studio-MLA believes in advocacy – connecting people and empowering ideas through design initiatives. They leverage the systems-thinking of landscape architecture to recalibrate infrastructure, design high performance landscapes, and apply ecological thinking to urban environments. Through their projects, pro bono efforts, and strategic relationships … they advocate by design. For over twenty years, their role as catalyst has educated and empowered people to translate ideas into culturally-relevant and climate-appropriate places.

Kosmont Companies is a nationally recognized real estate, financial advisory and economic development services firm. They serve the needs of cities, counties, public agencies, private corporations, landowners, developers and non-profit organizations including schools and educational institutions across California.

CBRE Hotels is one of the only organizations in the world with the focused expertise, market intelligence and global connections to secure that kind of success for its clients. Whether institutional or individual, investor or lender, clients benefit from the fact that CBRE Hotels is uniquely positioned as a comprehensive, international service provider focused exclusively on hospitality.

Selbert Perkins Design is a multidisciplinary, international design firm that has created some of the world’s most notable brands, iconic landmarks and branded environments for over 30 years. Their award-winning work, for a diverse array of high-profile clients, can be seen on five continents. They combine branding, signage and wayfinding, public art and sculpture, advertising revenue generating programs and digital communications, to create meaningful experiences that translate into positive results for their clients.

De Aztlan Group is an independent, full service public affairs consulting firm that provides sound strategic advice to private sector clients.  Utilizing an extensive network of relationships at the local level, De Aztlan Group strategists create winning results with their unique strategic insight into the political, social and business trends shaping Southern California.  De Aztlan Group is proud to be 100% Latina owned.  De Aztlan Group is providing both government and community affairs to Sandstone for this project.

Cerrell is one of the nation’s leading public relations and public affairs firms. For more than 50 years, Cerrell has worked with large corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies and municipalities to influence the right audiences and earn results. Cerrell is the public relations agency on record for Sandstone.