As Director of Southern California Operations for Related California, Ms. Takano leads Related’s affordable residential development throughout Southern California. She is currently overseeing a pipeline of 700 multifamily units and her responsibilities encompass all aspects of development and financing.
Since joining Related in 2005, she has successfully managed the completion of 18 family and senior tax credit-financed developments and been directly responsible for the development of more than 1,800 intergenerational and senior housing units, including the Gold Nugget-awarded developments located in Irvine, Solaira at Pavilion Park and Luminaira, Espaira and Luxaira at Parasol Park.
Prior to joining Related in 2005, Ms.Takano worked as a paralegal for Gilbert and Sackman, where her responsibilities included drafting legal documents and letters of correspondence to clients and union board members. She also researched, analyzed, and organized cases in support of pending legal cases.
Ms. Takano holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance and a minor in Web Technologies and Applications from the University of Southern California. In 2006, she served as the Nisei Week Queen in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo, representing the Japanese American community at numerous international and national events.