Sierra Atilano


Sierra Atilano joined BRIDGE Housing as Executive Vice President – Head of Development and Southern California in October 2022. In this new role, Ms. Atilano is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of BRIDGE’s real estate development and asset management activities across all regions, and provides day-to-day leadership in Southern California.

During her career of 25+ years, Ms. Atilano has developed more than 3,130 apartment homes in 17 cities across three states, and 1 million square feet of commercial retail. Prior to BRIDGE, she was Chief Executive Officer of Skid Row Housing Trust, a developer, manager and operator of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals in the Los Angeles area.

Ms. Atilano began her career at one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts, Lincoln Property Company, and then joined a construction company specializing in multifamily new construction and rehab projects. She subsequently worked for several family-owned developers such as Cal-American, Korda Construction and Miller Family Companies. Later, at Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation and Watt Residential, she applied her finance and portfolio management expertise to affordable housing. Ms. Atilano also held asset management and development positions with developers AMCAL Residential and Skid Row Housing Trust.

She earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside.