Chief Executive Officer
Sierra Atilano holds over 25 years of experience in multiple facets of real estate, including development, portfolio management, property management, finance, and construction. Her track record includes oversight and development of high-value, complex real estate portfolios. Sierra has developed a sophisticated acumen related to market rate and affordable housing, including permanent supportive housing, senior housing, farmworker housing, commercial real estate, mixed-use, and student housing. She has developed over 2,000 apartment homes, in 17 cities across 3 states as well as 5 luxury single-family estates, and 1 million square feet of commercial retail. Starting her career with one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts, Lincoln Property Company, Sierra gained a firm foundation in leadership and portfolio oversight. She then transitioned to work for a construction company specializing in the apartment industry in which she gained project management experience working on new construction and rehab projects. Sierra then went on to work for several family-owned developers such as Cal- American, Korda Construction, and Miller Family Companies in which her unique experience in both project and portfolio management earned her a reputation as a problem solver and an asset to the finance and development teams. Following the real estate market crash of 2008, Sierra found her way to a small non-profit, Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation, where she applied her expertise in finance and portfolio management to affordable housing. She was then sought out by Watt Residential to oversee their residential portfolio and assisted with several affordable acquisitions and rehabs. Over the last 11 years she has honed her asset management and development expertise working for one of the nation’s top developers, AMCAL Residential, and now as the Chief Executive Officer at Skid Row Housing Trust.