Melissa Stern joins board of San Diego BIA y|GEN Council

Stern,MelissaMelissa Stern, the San Diego business development leader for the C&S Companies, was selected to serve on the 2017 board for the Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego’s, y|GEN Council. BIA y|GEN promotes the professional growth and leadership of young professionals in the San Diego home building industry. The San Diego BIA chapter has a membership of more than 800 businesses and organizations that work together to improve the development industry in San Diego. Learn more about the organization here.

San Diego is the 8th largest city in the United States and the housing and development costs are one of the highest in the country. BIA_YgenThe median house price is more than $500,000, and the price has increased roughly 5% each year since the recession. The y|GEN group is making tremendous strides to partner with jurisdictions and developers to create more cost-effective and streamlined approaches to developing housing and commercial products in the San Diego area. Melissa Stern is working with the board to generate new ideas for the future of the local building industry and is teaming with young leaders to encourage engagement in the BIA and make a positive impact for years to come.

In her business development role, Ms. Stern seeks out, manages, and directs prospective sales efforts in Southern California. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and is actively involved in Urban Land Institute (ULI), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), San Diego Downtown Partnership, and NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

Contact Melissa at or (619) 296-9373.