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Governor Newsom Reappoints San Francisco Attorney Brett Gladstone to California Architects Board

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Governor Newsom Reappoints San Francisco Attorney Brett Gladstone to California Architects Board

22 January 2021 – San Francisco, CA: Brett Gladstone, Esq. longtime land-use expert and San Francisco  real estate attorney for over 36 years, has been reappointed to the California Architects Board by California Governor Gavin Newsom.  Gladstone was first appointed in 2019.

“Brett has been a steadfast voice for both the LGBTQ and the  real estate development  community for decades,” stated Paul Pendergast, President and founder of BuildOUT California. “His voice is especially appreciated by all of us who seek to represent our affiliated industries with diversity and dedication.”

“ Although remaining a full time attorney,  I look forward to continuing to work with my fellow Board Members and our great staff , and I am grateful the Governor has given me this opportunity,” said Gladstone.   “Architects in this state are going through a difficult time given the effects of COVID and its impact on state-wide construction, and I look forward to assisting  in any way I can.  I commend BuildOUT for its strong advocacy, technical assistance and training for our community in the last several years.   I hope to be able to partner with BuildOUT even more in the future.”

Gladstone, 63, has been an Of Counsel Real Estate Attorney at Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran LLP since 2020. He was a Partner at  the large San Francisco law firm  Hanson Bridgett from 2013 to 2020 and an Attorney and Partner at Gladstone & Associates from 1989 to 2013. Gladstone is a member of the Tenderloin Museum Board of Directors. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Duke University School of Law after graduating from Harvard College (magna cum laude) in 1980.

About BuildOUT California:

BuildOUT California is the world’s first LGBT Industry Association dedicated to the sustainable growth of LGBT owned & certified businesses, and our allies, in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Construction Services, Real Estate Development, and Related Industries. BuildOUT California’s efforts are directed toward advocacy at the regional, statewide and national levels, providing relevant technical assistance & training and delivering connections that lead to measurable business growth. BuildOUT California’s 21 Founders represent over 620 years of experience in the A&E/Construction industries. For more information, visit