Vero West

Creating Legacies via Timeless Property Developments

Vero West represents the essence of the immigrant spirit that led our ancestors out West. Just as “vero” means truth in Italian, our truth is to envision and build projects that we are passionate about in communities in which we live.
The United States of America, and specifically the West Coast, has always symbolized golden opportunities for building a better life and leaving a legacy. After four generations of construction and real estate investing, we still firmly believe the West is the best place in the world to build communities

Investment Strategy

Legacy Projects

Large sites in Marin and Sonoma County that are complex in entitlements but will serve as future landmarks of the area. Designed and built with a native’s respect for the beauty and quality of these regions.

Local Holdings

Assets that benefit from the economic vail of protection frorm the beauty of Marin and Sonoma County. These assets generate long-term cash flow that we can add value through improvements and leasing.

Investment Criteria


Entitlement, ground-up construction, value add lease-up, or improvements, Joint ventures, complex land topography & environmental challenges

Target Markets

Marin, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Napa County, Sonoma County, Sacramento, Solano County, Contra Costa County, San Luis Obispo

Asset Class

Multifamily, Single-Family Subdivisions, Industrial, Industrial Outdoor storage

Investment Size

$5M to 75MM

Guiding Truths


We take a hands-on approach to project development, ensuring our personal involvement and unwavering commitment to excellence.


Our devotion to truth extends to the realm of design. We believe in creating spaces that embody our vision, where form and function harmoniously coexist.


We take a hands-on approach to project development, ensuring our personal involvement and unwavering commitment to excellence.


Our devotion to truth extends to the realm of design. We believe in creating spaces that embody our vision, where form and function harmoniously coexist.

Land Design

We thrive on the challenge of transforming underutilized land into vibrant, purposeful spaces. Our passion lies in unlocking the full potential of each site.


We are unwavering in our commitment to constructing lasting buildings of the highest quality. From the materials we use to the craftsmanship we employ, excellence is our standard.

Expertise & History

As a lean and dedicated team, we operate with a close-knit group of contractors and design professionals. This allows us to maintain direct and personalized communication with every aspect of our project. Our true expertise comes in understanding design and construction. It is through active involvement in the design phase that we can set our contractors up for success. Our truths are our edge.
Our background in construction comes from the Ghilotti’s rich history as a heavy civil site contractor throughout the Bay Area. Ghilotti Bros., Inc., founded in 1914, has played a pivotal role in constructing the Bay Area’s infrastructure. The Ghilotti family has successfully built over a Billion dollars of construction in the San Francisco Bay Area. GBI has built a solid reputation for delivering exceptional projects.
With Vero West, we carry forward this legacy of excellence, indirectly benefiting from a remarkable background that has shaped our founder’s journey. Trust in our commitment to delivering exceptional projects and building upon this illustrious heritage

Our Team

Mario Ghilotti

Co-Founder & President
Mario Ghilotti is the co-founder and President of Vero West Inc. He is a construction management expert with vast experience in managing over 70MM of self-performed construction projects. As a forward-thinking professional, Mario... has a deep understanding of assessing risk and employing proactive project management strategies. He has served on the Board of Directors for GBI, and various roles as project manager and field superintendent.

As a seasoned professional, Mario seamlessly manages acquisitions, engineering, design, site planning, construction, and leasing. His understanding of construction and attention to the end-user experience ensures multicyclic lasting developments.

With a diverse range of project management skills, Mario adeptly handles clients from local municipalities, state and federal government agencies to private developers. His ability to comprehend the workings of the public sector directly benefits the success of our private ventures.

Mario was raised in Marin County and graduated with a BS in Construction Management from Cal Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo. Residing in Petaluma with his wife and son, Mario leads a dynamic lifestyle. Apart from his thriving career, he also breeds and competes with quarter horses in Reined Cowhorse events, showcasing his passion for excellence in every aspect of life.

With Mario Ghilotti at the helm, our investments thrive with the same energy he carries daily. For inquiries or collaborations, feel free to contact Mario at

Katherine Ghilotti

Co-Founder & CFO
Katherine Ghilotti, the co-founder and CFO of Vero West Inc., brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to the table. With a passion for design and a hands-on approach, Katherine now actively leads all design element...s for all developments at Vero West. Her on-site presence ensures that design standards are met, and an architect's vision becomes a reality.

Katherine's financial acumen and business prowess are second to none, serving as the CFO of Vero West. With her at the helm, the company's investments thrive, and projects are executed seamlessly.

Graduating Magnum Cum Luda in Chemistry and Pre-Med from the University of San Diego, Katherine's analytical mindset and keen attention to detail have been invaluable in her role as COO of Medical Spa Skin Presence for a decade after her graduation. As COO of Skin Presence, Katherine was responsible for the success of all operational management as well as financial projections and profitability.

A true Marin native, Katherine has a deep passion for spending time with her family. This love for her community is reflected in her teamwork attitude and commitment to delivering top-notch results. As a visionary leader, Katherine is the driving force behind Vero West's success.

For inquiries or collaborations, feel free to contact Katherine Ghilotti at With her expertise and dedication, your projects will flourish, turning visions into stunning realities.

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