Extraordinary Projects Augmenting California Life


Led by founder and Chief Executive Officer Darius Anderson and President Bill Hooper, Kenwood Investments focuses on real estate development, tourism and high-tech industries. Distinguished by exceptional managerial and political expertise, Kenwood Investments is based in San Francisco and has a track record of developing extraordinary projects that augment the cultural fabric of our California community. We navigate the complex path of public policy, land entitlements and pre-venture capital funding.



Environmentally Friendly, Technologically Advanced


After 14 years of hard work the Treasure Island transformation finally begins!
Led by Kenwood Investments, the Treasure Island Community Development project is one of the most complicated land entitlements to take place in a major U.S. city. The plan calls for 8,000 new residential units, 250,000-square-feet of retail space, 2,000 permanent jobs, up to 350 new hotel rooms, public parks, and 300+ acres of open space, as well as an 20-acre organic farm, approximately 216 marina slips, wind farm, new ferry terminal, and three residential neighborhoods attracting as many as 13,000 residents. Groundbreaking is slated for late 2015 or early 2016, and the $1.8 billion development is scheduled to be completed by 2022. Kenwood Investments has partnered with Wilson Meany Sullivan and Lennar Urban. The master architectural and engineering plan was developed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP.

In addition to being a complicated and ambitious project, Treasure Island is an environmentally friendly and technologically advanced urban development. Its five skyscrapers are green LEED-certified. The use of a parking system and the close proximity of each residential neighborhood to the ferry terminal is designed to encourage car-free living on the island.


400-Slip Marina Project Currently Underway


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Kenwood Investments acquired the exclusive right in 2000 to develop a new, 400-slip marina at Treasure Island with an 11-0 vote of approval from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The Treasure Island Marina will be constructed in phases, with approximately 100 new slips built in each of four phases. Total projected construction cost is estimated at approximately $34 million.

Kenwood Investments has commenced the final building permit process, with final permits expected in 2016. The first phase of the new marina is expected to be constructed and completed in 2017.


Success In Local and Regional Publishing


Kenwood Investments formed Sonoma Media Investments, LLC, in 2012. Under Kenwood Investment’s management, an investor group was formed to acquire and operate the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Sonoma Magazine, North Bay Business Journal, Sonoma Index-Tribune, and Petaluma Argus-Courier. This constitutes the largest publishing business in the North Bay, succeeding at turning a once struggling operation into a growing and profitable business.


Working In Partnership To Retain Professional Sports


Darius Anderson personally worked with noted California developer JMA Ventures, LLC, to help put together the partnership that acquired the land for the new Sacramento Kings basketball arena in downtown Sacramento. Anderson, working closely with Mayor Kevin Johnson and the NBA, succeeded at preventing the team’s move to Seattle. In 2016, the Sacramento Kings will open their new arena with JMA continuing to own the surrounding retail center.


One-Of-A-Kind Waterfront Hotel and Theatre

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Kenwood Investments was granted the exclusive right to design, entitle, construct and operate a one-of-a-kind, first-class hotel and theatre along the San Francisco waterfront, located at the intersection of The Embarcadero and Broadway Street. The project consists of approximately 180 boutique rooms in a four-story hotel with a 25,000-square-foot theatre for Teatro ZinZanni. ZinZanni is an award-winning San Francisco and Seattle dinner theatre that has successfully operated in both cities for more than a decade.

The return of ZinZanni in a permanent home is widely supported among neighborhood and civic groups, and approximately 60,000 guests per year are anticipated. Entitlements are expected to be completed in spring 2016, with construction taking place over a 16- to 18-month period.


Allow Your Finest Passions To Collide


Kenwood Investments is nearing completion of Wing and Barrel Ranch, a 1,000-acre private pheasant club located in Sonoma, California. The project began with the process of entitling an existing hay farm for private hunting.

After succeeding at developing the club’s operating infrastructure, Kenwood Investments targeted sportsmen worldwide with an interest in hunting and wine. Wing and Barrel Ranch expects to break ground on its new member clubhouse in the Winter of 2019, for the exclusive use of its anticipated 400 members.


Full-Service Hotel On The Historic Sonoma Plaza


Kenwood Investments is currently completing the entitlements and final design for a 62-room full service hotel on the historic Sonoma Plaza. Hotel Project Sonoma is scheduled to break ground in the summer of 2016. The hotel will provide four-star level services and will include an 80-seat restaurant featuring one of wine country’s top chefs. The project includes a spa, outdoor pool and meeting space.

Kenwood Investments has been working on the design and entitlements for this project for several years, working closely with local elected officials and city agencies on the entitlements. Some of that work has included active participation and understanding of Sonoma’s historic character. Kenwood Investments used its own private capital to finance the acquisition, design and environmental documentation for the Hotel Project Sonoma in amounts that exceeded $1,000,000. Darius Anderson is the manager of Kenwood Investment’s ownership of this project.

Artist conceptual drawing by Sonoma artist Keith Wicks.


Protecting, Restoring and Inspiring


In 2006, Kenwood Investments purchased The Aquarium of the Bay, located at Pier 39 in San Francisco. Kenwood Investments worked closely with the venue's landlord, the Port of San Francisco. During Kenwood Investments' operation and ownership of The Aquarium, the business’s profitability and value grew substantially. In 2010, Kenwood Investments transferred its ownership to the Bay Institute, a San Francisco non-profit in a private merchant banking transaction.

Kenwood Investments worked closely with the Port, the San Francisco mayor’s office and the Board of Supervisors, as well as a myriad of federal, state and regional agencies and organizations to help save this landmark business.


Unique French Style at Cornerstone Sonoma


Sarah Anderson owns and guides the vision of Chateau Sonoma, traveling regularly to France to source unique and antique items for this delightful store newly located at Cornerstone Sonoma in the heart of California's wine country.

Treasures found here range from the French 18th-century to the 1920s and beyond. Chateau Sonoma's offerings are unique showstoppers, gorgeous pieces that stand out in any living space and create an aesthetic that speaks to Sarah's own style and perspective.