Our Team

We have assembled a team of individuals from leading roles within their respective industries who via concerted collaboration, have carefully studied the proposed development area entirely. After reviewing the site’s environmental and sociological factors, the team of specialists have planned, designed, and developed a series of unique features that will significantly improve aspects of the development to the benefit of surrounding homes as well as to the environment and ecosystem.

M. Michael Naim, Architect & Developer

T : 310.247.1866   E : m4@mnaim.com

M. Michael Naim graduated from the School of Architecture at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 1980. He is known for some of the most beautiful condominiums notably in Beverly Hills. He has a broad based professional background in architecture, land development and construction management. His innovative designs are aesthetically pleasing yet economically feasible.

In 1981 Mr. Naim started to work for Abraham Shapiro A.I.A. (later Nadel & Shapiro), where he collaborated on high rise condominiums on Wilshire Boulevard. Afterward he was a project engineer of Mirabela Luxury, a high rise condominium on Wilshire Boulevard. Mr. Naim has also worked with the late Jack Chernoff A.I.A. who had the most prolific apartment & condominium architectural practice in Los Angeles and custom homes in Beverly Hills. Mr. Naim has taken the ideas of his mentors and molded them into the creative and beautiful designs he has produced. His façade designs are distinguished by symmetrical, harmonious progressions achieved by intricate yet gradual changes in floor plans and articulations of balconies.

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Don Oaks

T : 805.680.1818   E : donoaks@verizon.net

Don Oaks joined the professional fire service in 1962 and worked in all positions, including Fire Marshal and Fire Chief, until his retirement in 2001.

Don Oaks' achievements include, but are not limited to: 1. Bachelor’s degree - California State University at Long Beach (1973) 2. Post-graduate work in political science/public policy at UCLA and USC 3. Doctorate in law from the California Law Institute at Santa Barbara (1978) 4. Member of the California Bar 5. Qualified in municipal and superior courts as an expert witness 6. Authored ordinances relating to wildland-urban interface, and land use controls 7. Authored fire protection/emergency procedure books and professional journals 8. Member of the International Code Council (ICC) 9. National Fire Protection Association - Wildland and Rural Fire Protection Comm 10. Project Technical Panel member of NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation 11. Advisory Board for WUI Module of the California Fire Science Consortium 12. Member of ASTM, on the External Exposures (EO5.14) committee 13. Vice Chair of the Fire Appeals Board for the County of Santa Barbara 14. Co-chairs the Wildland-Urban Interface Committee for the Fire Prevention Officers Section of the California Fire Chief’s Assoc. 15. Provides Fire Protection Plan peer review services for California cities, counties and special districts.

Rawad Hani, Traffic Engineer

T : 310.475.3895   E : rawad.hani@transpogroup.com

Rawad is an experienced traffic engineer and transportation planner. He specializes in traffic engineering, transportation simulation and analysis, feasibility studies, and technology applications. Rawad has managed transportation engineering projects locally and internationally, including signal designs, illumination designs, corridor studies and traffic operations, as well as advising on transportation management systems and revenue structures.

He has also taught transportation design and traffic surveying courses. Rawad understands the importance of striking the right balance between engineering (mobility and safety) and planning (livability and sustainability) considerations. He has worked on context-sensitive design projects and has helped planning and transportation agencies achieve effective solutions.

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Benjamin M. Reznik, Land Use Attorney

T : 310.201.3572   E : BMR@jmbm.com

As Chair of the Firm's Government, Land Use, Environment and Energy Department, Benjamin (Ben) Reznik's practice emphasizes real estate development entitlements, zoning and environment issues, including frequent appearances before city planning commissions, city councils and other governmental boards and agencies on behalf of real estate development firms and various industries.

Ben leads a group of distinguished attorneys that specialize in CEQA and NEPA, air emissions, energy, licensing, government contracts, and regulatory issues, to name a few.

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Mike Huff, Fire Protection Planner

T : 760.479.4836   E : mhuff@dudek.com

Michael Huff is a Principal within Dudek’s Urban Forestry/Fire Protection Planning team with over 23 years’ professional experience as an urban forester and fire protection planner. Among his specialties, he focuses on management of community-wide and project-specific fire protection plans (FPPs), wildland–urban interface (WUI) fire management plans, wildfire hazard reduction projects, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) supporting technical documents, Oak Woodland impact and mitigation plans, urban and community forest management plans, forest and tree inventories, impact analysis studies, and tree hazard evaluations. Mr. Huff possesses considerable project issue resolution experience and focuses on working within the regulations to provide creative, cost-saving solutions to his clients.

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