Peak Projects provides exceptional Owner’s Representation and Project Management services to the next generation of industry leaders and disruptors.

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Grant Bowen

Founder & Principal

Grant has spent his entire professional career managing high-end residential projects for clients in the Bay Area, New York, Montana, Hawaii, and Central America. He began his career at one of the Bay Area’s most prominent family offices, where orchestrating and protecting the interests of the principals was paramount. That experience featured Grant’s development of effective and efficient frameworks for establishing clear expectations, hiring the most capable team members, and facilitating exceptional communication throughout the planning and building process. Following success in a family office setting, Grant brought his experience, creativity, rigor, and exceptional service to the broader market by starting Peak Projects in 2014.

A Michigan native, Grant earned his undergraduate degree at Brown University, where he pole vaulted on its NCAA Division I Track & Field team. He currently resides in Los Altos, CA with his wife and two children.


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Johnno Surdam

Partner & Senior Project Manager

Johnno has spent the last twelve years in the building industry, cultivating a passion for the built environment – specifically, merging progressive design with sustainable building practices. Johnno’s formative career with the nation’s oldest and largest builder, Turner Construction Company, set an occupational foundation, evident in his ability to lead, manage, and coordinate all phases of multiple projects from preconstruction through closeout.

Most recently, Johnno has leveraged his background in building and sustainability to implement best practices on a unique portfolio of commercial and high-end residential projects along the east and west coasts and Hawaii.  

In his free time, Johnno gets outside as much as possible – surfing, skiing, biking and spending time with friends and family.

Johnno has a MBA from Presidio Graduate School (San Francisco, CA) and a BSBA from the University of Denver.

 

 


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Saul Estrada

Senior Project Manager

Saul has spent the last 15 years building complex commercial facilities, luxury residences, and several companies. He began his career in the field - as a project superintendent - managing day-to-day construction of large-scale ground up facilities including high-rise mixed use, private residences, and industrial spaces. This instilled in him a keen understanding of how buildings come together and has provided the perspective and grit necessary to cultivate strong relationships.

Today, Saul helps clients build value through the development of systems that optimize costs and cash flow. In other words, he loves creating order and efficiency. His training in engineering, entrepreneurship, and sustainable business management ensures that every project is undertaken with the utmost diligence and regard for quality.

Saul has a Sc.B. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and a MBA from Presidio Graduate School. Originally a New York native, he fell in love with California long ago and now calls the Bay Area home.




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Mike Bolger

Project Manager

Mike has managed complex multi-disciplinary projects for the last 16 years. Mike prides himself on being a relentless communicator and excels at customizing project budget, quality, and schedule to match the needs of his clients.

Earlier in his career Mike focused on energy and sustainability in the built environment. He created energy master plans for mixed-use communities and managed the certification process for a number of LEED certified buildings. Next, Mike worked at a startup managing deployments, operations, and customer support for a commercial building automation product. Working with connected devices inspired Mike to try his hand at building them, and for five years he worked at Synapse Product Development managing a team of electrical, mechanical, and firmware engineers to design and build innovative consumer hardware products. Prior to working at Peak Projects, Mike managed a variety of construction projects associated with his own investment properties.

Mike is certified by the State of California as a Professional Engineer, by the Association of Energy Engineers as a Certified Energy Manager, and by the United States Green Building Council as a LEED Accredited Professional. Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Middlebury College, and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Dartmouth College's Thayer School of Engineering. Mike grew up in Vermont and now lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.


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Julia LeSage

Assistant Project Manager

Julia is the backbone of Peak Projects and leads all project administration work for the company. Julia helps reviews all invoices, manages macro budgets, contracts, COIs and NDAs. Julia helps with crucial follow-ups that are pertinent in today's busy building market.

Julia graduated from the University of Alberta and has over a decade of experience at BlackRock as a Product Manager.

Peak Projects LLC

650.644.9997

grant[at]peakprojects.com