San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria on Friday announced his selection to run the city’s vast real estate portfolio — longtime Port of San Diego official Penny Maus.
Maus, who was chosen out of a field of nearly 30 applicants, will succeed former Real Estate Assets Department director Cybele Thompson, who resigned in August in the wake of criticisms of the city’s troubled acquisition of the former Sempra Energy headquarters at 101 Ash St.
“Penny has proven expertise in seeking and promoting new business development, handling a diverse portfolio of assets and developing cost-saving measures that benefit San Diegans,” Gloria said in his announcement.
“She was a champion for equitable coastal access while at the Port of San Diego, which aligns with our goals to create a better San Diego for all of us,” the mayor added. “Her public-sector experience will help move our Real Estate Assets Department in a positive direction.”
Real more here from the San Diego UT.