Michael Van Every is the President and CEO of Republic Urban Properties, the Bay Area headquarters of the Republic Family of Companies. Mr. Van Every works with Federal, State and Local governments on the creation and development of ‘smart growth’ projects, such as master planned communities near transportation hubs; urban mixed-use projects near major employment centers; and innovative, public-private partnerships. The Republic Family of Companies is known for developing institutional-quality real estate throughout the United States, from land development to historic adaptive reuse to shopping malls. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Van Every has led the Republic to the development of over half billion worth of operating commercial real estate assets.
In his over 20 years of working experience representing major institutional and private real estate developers in the greater Bay Area, Michael Van Every has earned the reputation as a man with the knowledge, skills, experience, and tenacity to see complicated land-use projects through from land acquisition to completion. Prior to joining the Republic Family of Companies, Van Every served as Director of Land Acquisition and Forward Planning for major merchant homebuilders, where he was responsible for overseeing the acquisition of residential and mixed-use projects in San Francisco, San Jose and San Mateo.
A third generation San Jose native, Van Every holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism from California State University at Fresno. He is active in local and regional politics, the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, and is an active member of San Jose Rotary. Michael is an active member of the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose where he volunteers time as a youth soccer coach.