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Melissa Durkin

Vice President - Development

Republic Urban Properties


Melissa Durkin is Vice President of Development at Republic Urban Properties and has over 14 years of experience in land-use planning in the Bay Area. Her expertise includes urban design, land-use planning, entitlements, CEQA, and project management. Ms. Durkin is responsible for overseeing the entitlements for new projects, including General Plan Amendments, Rezonings, Site Development Permits, Tentative and Final Maps, and Improvement Plans.

Prior to joining Republic Urban Properties in 2016, Ms. Durkin was a Project Planner at HMH. In her eleven years there, she managed the project entitlements for single-family and multi-family residential subdivisions, mixed-use projects, and shopping centers.

Ms. Durkin has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State. In her spare time, she enjoys interior design, reading books, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

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