Rendering shows tentative plans for Seaport, the $1.2 billion redevelopment of a portion of the downtown San Diego waterfront that includes Seaport Village. Rendering courtesy of Gafcon

Rendering shows tentative plans for Seaport, the $1.2 billion redevelopment of a portion of the downtown San Diego waterfront that includes Seaport Village. Rendering courtesy of Gafcon

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Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen

Yehudi ‘Gaf' Gaffen

Age: 65

Occupation: Developer; CEO Gafcon; CEO Protea Waterfront Development.

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Alumnus: University of Cape Town; bachelor’s degree in building science.

Ongoing projects: Seaport in San Diego; Zizhu Hi-Tech Develoment Park in Shanghai, China.

Quote: “I always knew I wanted to build things.”

Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen likes to fish and hunt...

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