Frank Kliewer Career Summary

Delivering projects ahead of schedule, under budget with extra features

Real Estate Development
• Success in both commercial and residential real estate for clients, by expediting and initiating the streamlining of government regulations and processes that ultimately control development activities.
• As a government official, managed massive projects focused on rebuilding and developing urban areas.
• Provided guidance to individual clients in meeting their personal investment real estate needs.

Streamlining Government – Improving Customer Service
• Utilized emerging Internet technology to build new government networking capacities and implementations in response to major disasters, such as the Loma Prieta earthquake that damaged over 2,000 urban properties and the Oakland/Berkeley Hills Firestorm that destroyed over 3,000 properties.
• Assisted growth objectives to bring 10,000 new residents to downtown urban core areas.
• Developed new online, map-based, public crime fighting tools and techniques to spur community improvements, while enhancing police, fire and emergency services.

Frank Assists the Chinese Community Reach Their Development Goals

• As a startup president and CEO, built the first payment portal for the City and County of San Francisco to securely receive fees and payments for property and business taxes as well as online building permits.
• Innovations allowed the public to research and buy of a variety of official government documents and certificates for the first time through new protected Internet connections and procedures.

Tech Innovator
• Conceived and developed the first interactive mapping applications on the Internet.
• Created and published Internet based economic development tools for planning and building.
• Developed and delivered several iterations of online applications ranging from community development to emergency response (due to FBI warnings of potential terrorists’ attacks).
• As a private consultant, Frank developed application prototypes to improve connections between organizations, funding groups and field workers, creating prototypes for multi-million-dollar businesses.

IT Manager
• As an Information Technology manager, introduced many cost saving measures while improving the delivery of essential services to the public through the creation of new free access portals to government documents and services.
• Managed data and call centers serving thousands of employees, and public access portals.

University Instructor
• Recruited to teach in the Masters of Public Administration Program of the University of San Francisco,
• Rewrote the Emerging Technology curriculum for new classroom and between class activities online to bring together diverse groups of students in the development of new learning practices.

Frank brings a special personal skill set to his work. Starting in construction as a young man, he quickly created his first contracting company. He then branched out into the real estate industry as a developer and agent.

In 1985, Frank moved to the government side of the Planning and Building permit counter to better learn the practices he had to deal with on a regular basis. Intending to work as a Supervising Building Inspector for only a couple of years, he found himself presented with unending opportunities, as a Manager of Community and Economic Development, to improve government Planning and Building services. Working with the likes of Jerry Brown, Frank was able to create and deliver incredible economic development programs.

With a focus on enhancing customer services, one of Frank’s major innovations was to put the first interactive mapping application on the Internet. His goal was to greatly improve public access to all types of government information, then hidden in protected territorial silos.

Ultimately, Frank’s innovations made a significant difference in how government operates today.  While online mapping has become one of the most popular and frequently used applications on the Internet, it has also become the basis for many government, real estate, and development activities.

This invaluable talent, experience and knowledge of technology and government related requirements, gives Frank’s clients a special resource when dealing with compliance procedures and real estate related opportunities.

Frank’s work ethic is highlighted in the following recommendation from an individual who worked closely with Frank during his government service:  “Frank’s approach to challenges that are presented is clearly based on simply resolving the problem. He is able to orchestrate suggestions from all sources without attempting to take personal ownership. He truly focuses on achieving the best possible outcome for all parties. This is a man with excellent work ethics and integrity.” Bob C.

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When Frank finds a few spare moments, his attention will most likely take a meditative break in his lifelong practice of producing art that can be viewed elsewhere on this site, and in commissioned work private collections.

Frank’s Painting Studio 

Studio WIP

“Thank you very much to all who support my art production in many ways over many years. As you can see, new works are on their way into the collection from my studio. This wonderful space competes with my high-tech digital studio, 29 steps away. But, fortunately, they are very compatible, bringing new energy daily to each other.
I’m very blessed, and wish the same for you.”

Latest work…a 30″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas…titled “Calm” and available as a formatted desktop background here.

Calm“I think everyone can use a bit more calm these days.”



 Sandcastles and New Horizons

As we look forward to new horizons, it might be worthwhile to take a look back at our past and consider how quickly a moment passes.

Sand Castles 1Frank’s portrayal of his grandchildren a decade ago, playing in the sand, is incorporated into this 18″ x 30″ acrylic on wood painting “Sand Castles.” Also featured is the Old Charleston (Morris Island) lighthouse, built in 1876. It is the third tower to occupy that space, the first built in 1767.
His grandson is now in the U.S. Air Force and his granddaughter will be graduating high school. The poignancy of this fleeting moment of childhood is echoed in the old tower, with its outdated technology and the encroaching sea. And yet it still stands, proud, battered, the stories of lives redeemed written in every brick.
We can choose to look back with sorrow and regret or move on with indifference and thoughtlessness. Or we can bless the moment and then let it go. It is our choice. We follow our lights as we can.

“…and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago.”
The last line of Moby Dick by Herman Melville

We wish you peace and joy in 2018. Thank you for visiting this site.
Please come again.


Capt. William H. Wincapaw, known as an adventurous and skilled Airman, unknowingly began a tradition in 1929. He was just a guy who wanted to bring holiday cheer to the lighthouse keepers along the East Coast by dropping packages of toys, coffee, shaving supplies, and snacks around Christmas time. He soon became known by the light keepers as the Flying Santa. Over the decades the planes and pilots changed, but except for a break during World War II, the practice continues today, now by helicopter.

Just prior to Christmas a few years ago, Frank wanted to pay special tribute to the new Airman in the family, his grandson Griffyn. So, a new 30” x 24” acrylic on wood panel painting shown below was added  to Frank’s lighthouse series. The lighthouse seen in this painting is the Boston Light.

Flying Santa
Flying Santa

This painting honors those who take special care of the all-important light keepers, as well as the remote Coast Guard outposts.

Now as Griffyn has his Christmas away from home in the Air Force, we wish him and his group a safe and enjoyable time of service, as we thank all those who bless and protect us from above.


Hummingbird Alert:

If the temperature outside is freezing the liquid inside your hummingbird feeder, please buy a second feeder. Have it inside ready to change out with the frozen one in the morning.

These amazing little creatures are becoming used to your supplying them with what they need. So, don’t let their tongues contact ice inside their feeders. Thank you very much for caring for all living beings.

Frozen Hummingbird Feeder Video (2:15):

If video window does not display above, this is the YouTube link below: http://youtu.be/2_wCAj0tpV0
A Big “Thank You” to Jingle Punks for providing the music for this video!

“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”

The Dalai Lama

Please remember to assist others when you get the chance…

Thank you.

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