Yehudi "Gaf" Gaffen | Partner
CEO of Protea Waterfront Development, Gaf provides the leadership and direction for strategy and execution of the Seaport San Diego Project. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He immigrated to San Diego in 1979, where he worked in real estate development, including eight years with Sunroad Enterprises, at which his last project was the completion of the Sunroad Marina on Harbor Island. In 1987, Gaf formed Gafcon, Inc. to fulfill his vision of assisting owners in delivering complex projects that support vibrant communities. Under his leadership, Gafcon has grown into one of Southern California’s most respected construction consulting firms.
Gafcon has been responsible for the success of hundreds of projects, including these high-profile projects:
Gaf currently serves on the board of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, and AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. He has previously served on the boards of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, San Diego Hebrew Homes, Jewish Federation of San Diego County, Explorer Elementary Charter School, Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, and UCSD Moores Cancer Center.
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