Project Team

Oryx Partners LLC is a San Francisco-based real estate development and investment company primarily focused on multi-family residential and mixed-use development projects. Oryx Partners is dedicated to quality projects in high-density, transit-rich environments and is committed to sustainable practices through the lifespan of our projects.

Oryx Partners principals, Juan Carlos (“JC”) Wallace, John Ramsbacher and Laura Billings are all Bay Area residents with long-standing backgrounds in real estate investing, acquisitions and development. Learn more

Handel Architects LLP is a San Francisco-based architecture, interior design, and planning firm. The 1001 Van Ness project is being led by partner Glenn Rescalvo. Local San Francisco projects range from commercial to residential, including Jessie Square, the Mexican Museum, the 41-unit 450 Hayes, the LEED-Platinum certified 9-unit Nove in the Mission District, The Pacific at 2155 Webster, Blu Residences at 631 Folsom and the Four Seasons Tower on Market Street.

Handel Architects has won numerous Design Awards and is regularly featured in architectural journals and design publications. The firm’s clients range from private developers to publicly funded organizations to institutional and not-for-profit groups.

Oryx and Handel have assembled a full team of design and engineering consultants to aid in its creation of the building including Pankow as the General Contractor, Studio Five as the Landscape Architect, Interface Engineers as the MEP Design Engineer and KPFF as the structural engineer. Rounding out the team are civil, geotech and acoustic engineers as well as a sustainability consultant.


Situated in the heart of San Francisco’s thriving Van Ness Avenue corridor, 1001 Van Ness is bordered by Van Ness Avenue, O’Farrell Street, and Myrtle Street. Located just one block from the new Sutter CPMC Medical Center, 1001 Van Ness is a short walk to amenities in Cathedral Hill and Japantown, the Polk Street corridor, Hayes Valley and Civic Center, with the Financial District and Mid-Market a quick transit ride away.