San Diego Business Journal

Top 500 Influentials


12/18 – SD Business Journal: 2019 San Diego Top 500 Influentials

Yehudi Gaffen
CEO, Gafcon, Inc.

Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen is leading the $1.2 billion Seaport Village redevelopment, a 70-acre site on the Embarcadero. He is the project manager and co-developer along with Protea Waterfront Properties partners Jeffrey Essakow and Jeff Jacobs. Gafcon also is a project manager for portions of a massive waterfront project in Shanghai. Gaffen has been involved in domestic and international construction for over 35 years, working for construction companies, construction managers and real estate developers. He began his career with Sunroad Enterprises before forming Gafcon Inc. in 1987 with his wife, Pam, after the two met in their native South Africa.

Alma Mater: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Noteworthy: The firm recently renovated the Wende Museum in Los Angeles which is dedicated to the Cold War.

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