Executive Vice President of Real Estate Development
As Executive Vice President of Real Estate Development, John Elwood has overall responsibility for Kylli’s Mission Point project in Santa Clara. He leads the planning, development, entitlements and community relations for the project.
Joining Kylli from Rudolph and Sletten, John’s career spans over four decades with 42 years of professional experience in Northern California. His expertise spans operations, contractor management, budgeting, entitlement strategy, construction, project management, leasing strategy and community engagement. John has worked on many complex, large-
scale commercial construction projects across the region.
He was responsible for the delivery of the Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, Apple’s iconic new global headquarters where he worked with Apple’s senior team for over two years. In Antioch, he was instrumental in delivering the Kaiser Medical Center; a 10 year project he worked on from the beginning stages to helping steer the project delivery and contractor selection process. This provided a much-needed medical facility for the local community and John was instrumental in the speedy delivery of the building with permits completed within two months through the State’s regulatory agency – something unheard of with a project of this scale. John also oversaw the delivery of the Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building in San Francisco, a globally recognized cancer treatment center. John was also instrumental in bringing a developer and the City of Santa Clara together to collaborate under an exclusive negotiated agreement, on the concept of a major mixed-use development project in Santa Clara.
John has a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University, Chico in Construction Management and has been invited to lecture at U.C. Berkeley’s Extension program for Construction Management. He is extremely active in the community of Santa Clara and spends his free time working with a variety of non-profit organizations in the area. He is also the incoming Vice President of the Silicon Valley Central Chamber of Commerce.