News – Press

  • Downtown Dynamos

    9/6/17 - Ranch & Coast Magazine - Downtown Dynamos Yehudi Gaffen CEO, Gafcon Always a man with a vision. Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen recalls “standing in front of the Star of India in 1978 and dreaming about what the downtown could become.” And much has come to pass since. A founder…

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  • 50 Influential Leaders

    9/6/17 - the Daily Transcript - 50 Influential Leaders Yehudi Gaffen, President Thirty years ago, Gaffen decided to quit his job and form Gafcon, a construction consulting and management firm. "My late father never worked for anyone in his whole life," said Gaffen. "I said, 'I've got to try it,…

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  • Our LA office is moving

    10/1/2017 - Our LA office is moving! Our address has changed, but our phone numbers remain the same. Please call Dale Noriyuki and his team for your program management, project management and construction needs.

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  • People on the Move

    7/31 - 8/6/17 - Los Angeles Business Journal - People on the Move Gafcon, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Noriyuki as the Los Angeles Regional Manager for operations and business development. Since 2013, Dale has been in a senior project management position successfully completing projects, including…

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  • People on the Move

    5/29/17 - San Diego Business Journal - People on the Move Marty Glaske, Gafcon’s VP of Labor Relations, received the 2017 Public Works Advocate award from the American Public Works Association SD Chapter. The award recognizes outstanding service achievements by Public Works professionals who have demonstrated excellence and dedication in…

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  • Center for Business & Technology

    6/27/17 - SD Metro Magazine in Daily Business Report - Mesa College to Break Ground on Center for Business & Technology Building San Diego Mesa College will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Center for Business & Technology — one of Mesa’s final classroom building projects under Propositions S…

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  • Cooling Towers at Valhalla High

    7/3/17 - the Daily Transcript - Grossmont Union installs cooling towers at Valhalla High A 90-ton hydraulic crane hoists a cooling tower into place Friday at Valhalla High School. As part of an ongoing effort to make energy-efficiency upgrades throughout the Grossmont Union High School District this summer, a 90-ton…

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  • Mesa College Business & Tech Building

    6/29/17 - San Diego Union Tribune - Construction begins on Mesa College Business, Tech Building Mesa College's new Business and Technology Building is scheduled to open in January 2019. (Courtesy San Diego Community College District and Gensler) The latest building coming to Mesa College may feel more like a business…

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  • PCBC Award Recognizes Seaport

    6/28/17 - Daily Transcript Staff Report - The Urban Discovery Academy earned AVRP Skyport Studios one of two 2017 Gold Nugget Awards of Merit for projects. AVRP Skyport Studios earned two 2017 Gold Nugget Awards of Merit for projects in downtown San Diego. Seaport San Diego, developed by Protea Waterfront…

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  • $1.2B to Reinvigorate Downtown

    1/4/17 - Globest.com - $1.2B Project To Reinvigorate DTSD’s Waterfront SAN DIEGO—Seaport San Diego, which will feature hotels, restaurants, shops, an aquarium and more, aims for a more democratic use of precious waterfront space that will make San Diego a 24-hour city, project principals tell GlobeSt.com. The San Diego Board…

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  • Port Selects Seaport Team

    11/9/16 - The San Diego Business Journal - Port District Formally Selects $1.2 Billion Central Embarcadero Project San Diego port district commissioners have formally selected Protea Waterfront Development’s $1.2 billion proposal for a mixed-use redevelopment of the 70-acre Central Embarcadero site that currently includes Seaport Village. The San Diego-based development…

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  • Port approves Seaport redeveloper

    11/8/16 - The San Diego Union-Tribune - Port approves Seaport redeveloper A bicoastal team of specialty developers won final approval from the San Diego Unified Port District Tuesday to redevelop Seaport Village. “Seaport San Diego,” a $1.2 billion venture to be built over the next decade, would include a 480-foot…

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  • Influential Leaders in San Diego

    9/22/16 - The Daily Transcript - Influential Leaders in San Diego Yehudi Gaffen In 1979, Gaffen had competing job offers from a company in Israel and one in San Diego. They represented one of many forks in the road that would eventually lead him to head one of the top…

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  • Seaport Village Site

    7/21/16 - SDBJ - Developers Feel Pressure to Deliver at Seaport Village Site PORT: Many Stakeholders To Weigh In On $1.2B Plan San Diego — Even after more than three decades spent managing and developing major projects in San Diego and elsewhere, Yehudi Gaffen says he’s rarely taken on something…

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  • Protea

    07/19/2016 - ConstructionDive.com - San Diego port negotiating with Protea for $1.2B mixed-use development Seaport San Diego’s recent selection by the San Diego port commissioners was covered on ConstructionDive.com in the article “San Diego port negotiating with Protea for 1.2B mixed-use development.” The piece highlights the plan’s 1,077 hotel rooms,…

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  • New Vice President of Labor Relations

    06/22/16 - Gafcon appoints new Vice President of Labor Relations SAN DIEGO, California -- Gafcon -- a program and construction management firm which provides services for a wide range of public, private, and education projects -- announced today the promotion of Marty Glaske to Vice President of Labor Relations, effective…

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  • Construction Expo

    July 20, 2016 - CONSTRUCTION EXPO: July 20, 2016, 9 AM at Kearny High School Join San Diego Unified School District for the region’s preeminent construction-focused procurement event for contractors, architects, engineers and construction-related vendors, suppliers and manufacturers! Come meet prime contractors and consultants, potential teaming subs and more! This…

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  • Taking Ownership of BIM

    May 2016 - cenews.com - An informed strategy helps project owners maximize the value of this transformative technology. Sean Olcott For much of the industry, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has gone from bleeding edge to boring in less than a decade. A Smart Market report by McGraw Hill found that…

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