Property-Based Improvement District (PBID)

Established in August 2007 and managed by the San Jose Downtown Association, the Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) (map) provides a way to help pay for downtown cleaning and beautification projects. These include lighting up the Circle of Palms and the popular Groundwerx cleaning and ambassadors programs.


The PBID 11-member board represents the approximately 700 property owners in the downtown area and almost 1,800 property sites. They meet every other month.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chris Freise, REDCO Development

Vice President
Blage Zelalich, City of San Jose

Dan Phan, Original Gravity, Paper Plane and MINIBOSS (tenant representative)

Board Members

Benjamin Egge, Essex Property Trust
Eric Kline, Adobe
Christy Mabry, SWENSON
Ted McMahon, Bayview Development
John Ristow, City of San Jose
Wolfram Schneider, Resident Representative
John Southwell, Marriott San Jose