John Protopappas, President and CEO. After four years of investment brokerage experience, Mr. Protopappas founded Madison Park in 1985 and has since been actively developing and managing commercial and residential projects in the Bay Area. 

As one of the pioneers of work/live housing development in Oakland, Mr. Protopappas has transformed many neglected properties into safe and livable spaces such as, Telegraph Lofts at the site of the former Sears Roebuck store, Lampwork Lofts at the site of the former General Electric lamp manufacturing facility and Bakery Lofts at the site of the former Remar Bakery. The projects' continued popularity and profitability are testaments to Mr. Protopappas' visionary approach and real estate acumen.


Under Mr. Protopappas’ leadership, Madison Park has become known as one of the few real estate developers able to construct new market-rate housing during down cycles. Mr. Protopappas is responsible for creating over $400 million of value through MPF’s real estate investment, development and management projects.


Mr. Protopappas is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with an A.B. in Economics. Mr. Protopappas served on the Port of Oakland’s Board of Commissioners from 2000 to 2007 and as its president from 2004-2005. Mr. Protopappas currently serves on the Board of Directors at Summit Bank.