The team we assembled to create Oakmont in the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood brings together a wealth of complementary talents and experience in designing, building and marketing homes for a new generation of urbanites who seek an authentic, walkable and community-oriented lifestyle.
Our goal is to enhance the neighborhoods we serve. Our commitment to quality design and construction is demonstrated in the many residential projects we’ve completed over the past two decades.
Tom Anthony, leader of our development team, learned the value of good design and craftsmanship at the side of his father, Tony Anthony. As an award-winning architect and principal of Anthony and Langford Architects, Tony designed many public and private buildings in Southern California over his 50-year career and took pride in bringing his children on site to watch the progress of their construction. Two sons became architects. Tom was a freethinking entrepreneur who wanted to be part of the entire spectrum of the home development process, from site selection, to design and build, to matching the right owners with the right homes. Since he moved to Berkeley in the mid–1980s, he has purchased, renovated and sold over 250 homes for himself and his clients. He was an agent with Pacific Union in Montclair for over a decade before founding his own residential real estate brokerage, Anthony Associates, in 2001. In 2008, Tom founded Alterre Partners, LLC, a private real estate investment group that has flipped or developed over 80 properties. Well known in the East Bay area for his passion for design and commitment to quality, Tom personally ensures that every detail of every home he develops is meticulously considered and finished to his exacting specifications.
John Newton graduated from the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley in 1988 and has built a thriving private practice designing homes primarily in the East Bay, but also in the San Francisco Peninsula and Southern California. As a local Kensington resident, he has absorbed and reinterpreted the nuances and styles of local architecture exemplified by Julia Morgan, Bernard Maybeck and John Hudson Thomas. John contributes his design talents with has extensive experience navigating the entitlement and neighborhood engagement process in the Cities of Oakland and Berkeley. Tom and John have teamed on over 100 properties during their 10+ years of collaboration.
With a degree in industrial technology from San Francisco State University, Allison has spent over twenty years purchasing, renovating, managing and selling a portfolio of properties for her own account. As an interior designer at John Holey Associates Architects in San Francisco she has designed interiors for clients such as Apple and Wells Fargo. But her true passion is residential design—both selecting finishes and staging homes for sale. She has collaborated with Tom Anthony on dozens of properties and served as the lead on all aspects of interior design for our Oakmont homes, developing the scope of work, selecting finishes and supporting the team throughout the construction process.
As the son of a builder, Andy grew up on construction sites and worked every summer on construction sites from a young age through high school. With hands on experience, hard work, and an insatiable appetite to “learn the business”, he ended up working his way through college while working for a residential/commercial developer full time as a site supervisor for their residential tract developments and commercial projects. After obtaining a business degree with an emphasis in land economics, Andy joined Lennar Corporation and worked underwriting and acquiring new development deals, and managing the company’s projects through the entitlement processes. When the real estate market crashed in 2008, Andy moved to the Bay Area to leverage his transaction and entitlement experience in a more promising real estate market, where he has built a successful career representing buyers, sellers and developers of residential real estate and managing his own real estate development/construction projects.