Wide Open Walls’ Street Art Mural Jam

More than 150 muralists and street artists from all over the state of California participated in Wide Open Walls’ 2017 Street Art Mural Jam at The Sacramento Bee’s former parking garage. The site is now home to The Press @ Midtown Quarter, an architectural landmark and central destination in Sacramento’s emerging Midtown Quarter. The Press was developed by SKK Developments and DeBartolo Development, and designed by C2K Architecture. Although, the art created is no longer there, many will say it was more about the experience of being part of the Mural Jam than any final product.

Read more about the Mural Jam here.

 

TEARING WALLS APART

In September 2018, SKK Developments was proud to invite more than 300 area high school students to activate the former Mansion Inn hotel with visual art installations and live music, dance, and theatrical performances at the outdoor festival. The event raised almost $25k for local art education, attracted almost 3000 members of the public, and was a true celebration of the power of art to bridge the divide.


25K

Raised for Art Education

50

Art Installations

300

Students

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT & RECOGNITION

Our projects and team have been recognized by numerous, respected agencies and organizations for pioneering designs and incorporating principles of smart growth, including:

  • 2019 NAIOP “Person of the Year” (Sotiris Kolokotronis)
  • 2019 Sacramento Business Journal Real Estate Project of the Year for Q19 Apartments
  • 2009 Community Services Planning Council People Helping People Award for Executive Leadership
  • SACOG 2005 Regional Business of the Year Award
  • 2005 Comstock’s Vanguard Award
  • 2006 North State Building Industry Achievement Award
  • 2006 Sacramento Business Journal Real Estate Project of the Year and Best Infill Project for 1801 L Street
  • 2007 Sacramento Mutual Housing Association Community Development Award for Smart Growth

Sotiris has been involved and supportive of many civic, cultural, political, and philanthropic organizations. He is currently serving or has served on the boards and committees of:

  • City of Sacramento Inclusive Economic and Community Development Investment Committee
  • Sac Metro Advocates for Rail and Transit (SMART)
  • Sacramento Metro Chamber
  • CSUS School of Business Administration
  • Education Now!
  • Friends of Light Rail and Transit
  • Midtown Association PBID
  • Handle District PBID
  • Salvation Army Advisory Board
  • Urban Land Institute, Sacramento District Council
  • Sacramento Habitat for Humanity
  • Solar Cookers International
  • Michael’s Episcopal Day School
  • Sacramento Urban League
  • Sacramento Symphony Association
  • Families First
  • Youth Development Network
  • North State Building Industry Association
  • Sacramento Sports Commission

Sotiris serves as an Adjunct Professor at UC Davis and is part of UC Berkeley’s Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics.

He has also been active in Leadership 100, SACTO, Folsom Economic Development Corporation, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, and St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church. His fundraising activities have included American Lung Association, Breathe California, B Street Theatre, Crocker Art Museum, Center for Fathers and Families, Group 7, InAlliance, KVIE, Nonprofit Resource Center, River City United Soccer Club, Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery, Sacramento Library, Sacramento Theatre Company, Sacramento Tree Foundation, St. Hope Academy, Shriner’s Hospital, Francis House, San Juan Soccer Club, Urban Design Alliance, St. John’s Shelter and WEAVE.