Bob Gamble is a managing director in PFM’s San Francisco office and has over thirty years of public sector, non-profit and private experience. Bob has extensive experience with the use of public financing mechanisms and in developing public-private partnerships in support of economic development. His practice at PFM is focused on a holistic approach to the development of successful public-private partnerships (P3s). His practice focuses on the purpose and policy rationale for each partnership, as well as the specific techniques required to support them.
Prior to joining PFM in 2004, Bob served as Chief Financial Officer of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and as Budget Director for the City and County of San Francisco. He has managed the issuance of several billion dollars of tax increment bonds, and is experienced in the use of Mello-Roos bonds in both urban and suburban contexts. Bob’s finance and policy experience with the City and County of San Francisco in multiple roles provides him invaluable insight into the policy context in which issuers operate.
He has developed and implemented innovative financing structures for public-private partnerships in a number of different contexts throughout the western region, including urban mixed-use developments, redevelopment of military bases, higher education, affordable housing and arts districts.
Bob provides expert advice on projects that typically involve multiple public financing methods, as well as substantial private investment in order to achieve desired public objectives. Bob was awarded the San Francisco Mayor’s Fiscal Advisory Committee award for excellence in management.