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Link Apartments Development Strives to Tackle Housing Crisis

A partnership between Grubb Properties and Swenson will develop a new 157-unit Link Apartments community at 412 Madison St. in Oakland. Swenson plans to start construction this month with completion and occupancy expected in mid-2023.

Located in the Jack London Square neighborhood, the community will feature EV charging stations, walkability and transit connectivity. This is the latest project in Grubb Properties’ nationally registered Link Apartments brand.

“Grubb Properties is dedicated to addressing the crisis in essential housing nationwide, and few areas are more impacted by this than the Bay Area,” says Eric Applefield, director of development at Grubb Properties. “This Swenson project presented the ideal location to bring much-needed housing to Oakland as quickly as possible.”


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Eric Applefield

About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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