BRIDGE is a leading nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable housing on the West Coast.
In this new role, Ms. Atilano will be responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of BRIDGE’s real estate development activities across all regions, and will provide 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 one million square feet of commercial retail. Prior to BRIDGE, she was Chief Executive Officer of Skid Row Housing Trust, a respected developer, manager and operator of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals in the Los Angeles area.
“We’re honored to welcome Sierra to our team,” said Ken Lombard, BRIDGE President and CEO. “She has an outstanding track record of success, with deep experience across all facets of real estate, including new construction and acquisitions, portfolio management, property management, finance and construction. We look forward to her leadership as we execute and grow our entire development pipeline.”
Ms. Atilano began her career at one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts, Lincoln Property Company, where she gained a firm foundation in leadership and portfolio oversight, 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, where her unique experience in project and portfolio management earned her a reputation as a problem solver and an asset to the finance and development teams. Later, at Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation and Watt Residential, she applied her expertise in finance and portfolio management to affordable housing. Over the last 12 years, Ms. Atilano honed her asset management and development expertise working for developers AMCAL Residential and Skid Row Housing Trust.
For more information about BRIDGE Housing, visit www.bridgehousing.com.