Location: 363 17th Street Suite 301, Oakland, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2014
Stage: Revenue generating
Number of employees: 6-15
Short URL: vator.co/oppsites
Followers (388)


Build the Future of Cities
California, United States United States

OppSites is an entirely new type of Real Estate Listing, connecting city priorities with investor preferences.

Cities identify sites where new investment is desired, and broadcast that information to investors.

Investors, Brokers, and Developers can find underexposed real estate opportunities that may or may not be publicly listed.

Company description

OppSites is revolutionizing economic development by creating a single platform where cities and the investment community work together to unlock economic potential.

Cities identify districts and sites, and share local knowledge about what they want to see built, and where.

Investors leverage this information to find underexposed real estate opportunities that match their investment criteria.

OppSites is a team of urban design, real estate, and technology professionals specialized in revitalization and passionate about solving the economic development challenges cities face. Our expertise drives the innovation and power of OppSites.

OppSites' Basic Services are free for everyone. Cities can identify development priorities, and investors can find opportunities, free of charge. OppSites' Premium Services include tools to actually visualize unmet economic potential, and analyze complex information, in an instant.

Cities & Municipalities

Cities maximize economic development, by sharing local knowledge, and promoting development priorities on a national scale. With the click of a button cities can share valuable information that investors need to know about what they would like to see built, and where. This national exposure helps cities attract partners to development priorities that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Working with a City? Sign up and kick-start economic development today. Basic Services are completely free. There are no recurring subscription fees, and no hidden costs.

  • Maximize economic development
  • Implement community and political priorities
  • Increase revenue and the value of the tax base
  • Save staff time and money
  • Preserve the rights of all property owners
  • Increase government transparency
  • Leverage local assets and investments

Basic Services are FREE

  • Create a City Account to identify an unlimited number of Districts and Sites
  • OppSites homepage for your city: the on-line location for investors and developers to learn about your development priorities.
  • Searchable Map: Provide real estate professionals with a searchable map of development opportunities.
  • Contact Manager: Broadcast an unlimited number of OppSites to your network

Premium Service: Pay per Use

Marketing and Promotion
  • Promote priority Districts and Sites to a national network of investors and developers
  • Feature your City on the OppSites homepage
  • Feature specific Districts and Sites on the OppSites homepage
3D Visualization

Illustrate economic potential to property owners, and the national investment community.

OppSites Data Import

Our team assist you to identify high-value Districts and Sites, and add them to the platform

Investment Community

For investors, brokers, and developers, OppSites is like having a personal relationship with every city. Use OppSites to find underexposed development opportunities and ‘follow’ preferred cities to learn about opportunities before they hit the market. To reduce risk, OppSites delivers real time civic and market intelligence about strategic opportunities, community goals, priorities, and incentives.

As a premier lead generation tool, opportunity sites can be saved to a personalized ‘watchlist’ and shared with clients and colleagues. OppSites Premium Services include tools to visualize unmet economic potential and simplify complex layers of information.

OppSites Basic Services are free for all members of investment community. Sign up, and find new investment opportunities today.

Basic Services are FREE

  • Personal and Corporate Accounts are available.
  • Search and Find an unlimited number of Districts and Sites in multiple markets.
  • Create Watchlists: Save selected cities, districts and Sites for quick reference.
  • Share opportunities and communicate them to your professional network.

Premium Services: Pay per Use

Lead Generator
  • Follow preferred regions and cities and be alerted to opportunities before they hit the market.
  • Local Partner Platform: Leverage your local knowledge, forge new partnerships. Find local service providers.
  • Advertise your services to specific regions & cities.
  • Premium Metrics and Analysis: Assess new markets and compare development scenarios.
3D Visualization
  • Explore entire city districts digitally- view unmet development capacity superimposed on existing development. Gain access to ownership information and property valuation.










  • Ian Ross
    Ian Ross | Founder
    Since 1999 Ian has provided services to assist cities to envision, enable, and realize their desired future. My background in economics and urban design has positioned OppSites at the intersection of city planning and private sector investment.
  • Tomas Janusas
    Tomas Janusas | Founder
    Co-founder @ OppSites, Urban design associate @ City Design Collective. Previous experience: 5y in Real Estate Investments, 2y project manager @ Bayer, 1y GIS @ BCDC, alma mater UC Berkeley.
  • Sarah Filley
    Sarah Filley | Team member
  • Fernando Altamirano
    Fernando Altamirano | Team member
    Team Member at Oppsites. Urban Design Associate at City Design Collective. 3 Years experience at J Suss Industries. Graduate from UC Berkeley.
Business model

OppSites is revolutionizing economic development by creating a single platform where cities and the investment community work together to unlock economic potential. Cities identify districts and sites, and share local knowledge about what they want to see built, and where. Investors leverage this information to find underexposed real estate opportunities that match their investment criteria.

Competitive advantage

Our Pilot Cities Program is underway!

We have signed a number of California cities as 'early adopters' and have contracts in excess of $84,000 for OppSites Premium Services in our first 6 months!

We expect to greatly expand our market share and revenue from cities and private sector real estate professionals as part our massive Launch:

  • Congress For New Urbanism National Conference – June, New York.
    • Panel presentation and discussion
    • Exposure to hundreds of cities and planning professionals and developers.
  • League of California Cities Annual Conference – September, Los Angeles
    • Two Day Expo Booth
    • Exposure to over 480 California cities
    • Thousands of economic development professionals.
  • American Planning Association Conference, California Chapter, Sepember 13-16, Los Angeles
    • Panel and Roundtable Discussions
    • Thousands of city staff and real estate professionals.


Ian Ross has over 15 years of professional experience providing planning and economic revitalization consulting to cities throughout California. His company is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of city planning and private sector real estate development, and OppSites is empowered to bridge the gap. We actively connect cities to investors who support their long-term vision for sustainable economic growth.


Tomas Janusas has diverse background in real estate, GIS and project management. Previous work experience includes working for the Los Angeles real estate investment company where he gained professional experience in market research, strategic acquisition, development, refinance and management of multi-family and commercial real estate portfolios. In addition, he was a project manager at Bayer and GIS professional at San Francisco Bay Conservation and development Commission. 

Our Advisers:

Ken Vanosky C-Level Executive with extensive Strategy, International, Finance and Operations experience. Telecommunications, Services, Manufacturing, and Nonprofits.

  • Co-founded and led start-ups in telecom services, storage systems, collaboration platforms, collaborative 3D/4D systems, and network analytics (including collaborative work design, exceptions management and predictive analytics), and with an IPO and a favorable exit through asset sale.
  • Initiated, developed, structured, and coordinated over $75MM in completed financing with investment bankers, attorneys, accountants, investors, analysts, and media
  • Co-founder and CFO of a NASA Ames Technology Center technology company commercializing space program technologies, ultimately with a successful asset sale exit for $13.5MM. 
  • Serving as Executive VP, CFO/Treasurer took  Canadian telecommunication services company from start-up to $28MM CND ($52M PV) revenue in 18 months and public listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange, raising $16M ($30M PV) from Canadian pension funds and strategic investors.

Kurt Grubaugh IT Systems Architect with 10+ years of experience aligning business needs with technology solutions to optimize productivity and organizational growth. Success in coordinating technical and non-technical resources and in creating momentum through entire project lifecycle.

  • Expedia – Systems Engineer - SDI, Enterprise Technology Services. Orchestrate design and deployment of IT products and services for individual product groups across foreign and domestic datacenters
  • Microsoft – IT Operations Manager - 14 years - Progressed through series of media-focused business groups, carrying direct oversight of IT operations and systems administration for multi-platform infrastructure. Leveraged technology to uncover and capitalize on opportunities to enhance

Keith McCoy Vice President and Principal – Urban Community Partners Real Estate Development

  • 20 years of real estate development experience with land acquisition, community planning, government negotiations, public charrettes and consensus building, product development, financial analysis, asset management and property disposition.
  • Keith has successfully directed the entitlements for East Garrison, a 244 acre, 1,400 home, mixed use, public/private partnership on the former Fort Ord Army Base in Monterey County, CA, and Mills Ranch, a 100 acre 400 home mixed income Traditional Neighborhood Development located in King City, CA. As a development consultant working with Tanimura and Antle, Keith is currently managing the entitlements for a 250 acre 1,000 unit mixed use New Urbanist community in Yuma, AZ.