Los Altos Community Investments (LACI) is the developer of retail and office properties. LACI currently owns 15 unique properties in downtown Los Altos and is renting to approximately 25 tenants. Formerly known as Passerelle Investment Company, LACI changed its name in 2016 with a renewed focus on working with business partners, customers, and community members toward the goal of keeping Los Altos a unique, vibrant, and family-friendly place to live.
Principal & Founder
Having grown up on the neighboring Stanford Campus, Anne has deep sentiment for the place she calls home. Los Altos Community Investments started in 2010 when Anne, with small kids in tow, saw a need in Los Altos for a restaurant where families could eat a healthy local sourced meal, and children would be warmly welcomed. With that vision, she launched Bumble Restaurant, a popular farm-to-fork restaurant with a one-of-a-kind playroom for young children. From there, Anne has continued to invest and improve upon the City of Los Altos with strategic long-term investments that ignite growth and vitality in the downtown. She's proud to be a part of the Los Altos community and welcomes input and feedback from all.
A Silicon Valley native, Robert developed a life-long interest in real estate through his father who worked for IBM's corporate real estate team. He has nearly two decades of experience overseeing commercial real estate investment and development across multiple property types and locations. An active volunteer, Robert is an Urban Land Institute (ULI) class facilitator at Los Altos High School and a Presidio Park Steward. He is passionate about real estate development, design, and placemaking that fosters community and connectively, and has long been inspired by Jane Jacobs’ work, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” Robert is a graduate of UC Berkeley.
Real Estate Asset Manager
Joanne is a highly collaborative, creative and tenacious project manager known for resolving complex real estate issues. Joanne's 15+ years experience spans a broad range of property asset management within retail, commercial, residential and government sectors, including land development and construction. Joanne's passion for real estate started when she first studied at the renowned Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London, where she learned to embrace sustainable yet forward-thinking design while preserving deep cultural heritage.
Victoria is a Half Moon Bay native and has always been fascinated by the excitement going on just over the hill in Silicon Valley. She earned her M.A. in social science and her studies have helped provide a solid background for commercial real estate, especially navigating the complexities of redevelopment projects. Victoria derives much inspiration from the collaborative approach of placemaking and the work of organizations like Project for Public Spaces on how best to design and plan community spaces - a theme deeply rooted in LACI’s philosophy. She also draws on these principles in her role on the Los Altos Downtown Green Steering Committee.