12/16 - San Diego Business Journal - San Diego 500 - The Book of Influential Business Leaders, 2016 - General Contractors
CEO, GAFCON INC.
Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen has been involved in domestic and international construction for over 35 years, working for construction companies, construction managers and real estate developers on projects ranging in value from less than $1 million to billions of dollars. He began his career with Sunroad Enterprises before form Gafcon Inc. with his wife, Pam, after the two met in the native South Africa. He is part of a partnership called Protea Waterfront Properties on a $1.2 billion project to redevelop the 70-acre Central Embarcadero site that currently includes Seaport Village.
ALMA MATER: University of Cape Town, South Africa
CAR YOU DRIVE: Tesla
HOBBY: Fly fishing
PROUDEST MOMENT: Founding a company that is respected for helping to build great projects.
PRESIDENT, GAFCON INC.
Pam Gaffen is president Gafcon Inc. a nationally ranked construction consulting firm. She started her career over 35 years ago with the construction of the largest shopping mall in Cape Town, South Africa. Its where she met her husband and the company’s co-founder. The Couple has assisted on projects at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and San Diego State University.
Hobby: Collecting rare African art