Kim Diamond and Brian Saliman bring a combined 25+ years of real estate development
experience, a shared commitment to innovative, infill housing solutions and a deep
appreciation for all things San Francisco to their work at 7x7.

A Principal and Co-Founder of 7x7 Development, Kim Diamond has over 15 years experience in the multifamily development business, specializing in both condominium and rental development projects. In early 2009, Kim formed ev8 to provide clients with a broad array of real estate development and advisory services, including asset acquisition strategies, entitlement management and community and stakeholder outreach. Prior to forming ev8, Kim was Senior Manager of Land Acquisitions and Entitlements at Pulte Homes. At Pulte, Kim was responsible for sourcing and underwriting new, high-density, for-sale land acquisition opportunities in San Francisco and the East Bay and securing project entitlements. She also served as the Northern California representative on Pulte’s national “Green Team” to spearhead green building efforts and initiatives.

Previously, Kim worked as a Project Director at Catellus, a developer of large-scale urban development projects. At Catellus, Kim managed entitlements, financing, design and construction of a variety of master planned and urban infill rental and for-sale residential communities throughout the Bay Area, resulting in over 1,000 housing units entitled and built. Prior to working at Catellus, Kim was a Project Associate at Moore Iacofano Goltsman (MIG), a planning firm involved in community outreach and public information programs.

Kim received her Master of Arts in Urban Planning at the University of California at Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, with a concentration in urban design and planning. She currently sits on the Board of the Urban Land Institute’s San Francisco District Council, serving as Chair of Mission Advancement and past Chair of the Program’s Committee. Kim is also a member of Lambda Alpha International, the former Chair of the Green Working Group for the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area and a current Board Member for Lao Family Services, a social services organization focused on immigrant communities.

Brian Saliman, a Principal and Co-Founder of 7x7 Development, has over a decade of experience in the multifamily development and investment business. Since 2009, Brian has worked as an independent consultant to developers, managing the entitlements, financing and construction of multifamily projects in Northern and Southern California. Prior to beginning his own consulting business, Brian was Vice President of Development at Carmel Partners, a multifamily private equity firm with over $2 billion under management. At Carmel, Brian managed the firm’s condominium group, handling both ground-up condominium development and condo conversion projects. He was also responsible for repositioning and asset managing a portfolio of apartment communities in California and Colorado with over 1,000 units and annual revenue in excess of $30 million.

Previously, Brian was a Project Manager at Resources for Community Development, an affordable housing non-profit located in Berkeley, CA. In that role, Brian managed all phases of the development process, including entitlements, financing, construction and lease-up on multifamily projects in the East Bay.

Before entering the real estate industry, Brian was a business development executive with an internet startup and a transactional attorney with the international law firm of Latham & Watkins focusing on bank finance, real estate and mergers and acquisitions. Brian received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, both with honors. He is a licensed attorney and real estate broker in the state of California, a member of SPUR and the Urban Land Institute, a Certified Green Building Professional through Build it Green and a former Trustee of the Magic Theatre.