Leading Voices Podcast: An Interview with John Rahaim – Planning Director for the City and County of San Francisco

The Leading Voices in Real Estate podcast series interviews some of the most successful, interesting, entrepreneurial people who shape our cities and the built environment.

Host Matt Slepin gets to the personal side not often heard from these legends and visionaries, their career stories and advice, and their role in creating vibrant communities with character, beauty, and a high quality of life.


John Rahaim
The Challenge of Planning for a Growing San Francisco

John Rahaim is the Planning Director for the City and County of San Francisco and arguably one of the most respected planning minds in the country. In this episode, Matt and John discuss how John’s planning and design experience in Pittsburgh and Seattle prepared him to tackle and transform San Francisco’s unique housing and development challenges, from battling sea level rise to stabilizing the hyper-popular Mission District.