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 1,000 affordable family, senior and permanent supportive housing units and her responsibilities encompass all aspects of the development process, including acquisition, entitlements, finance, design, construction, leasing, and marketing. She directs project development teams and is responsible for the daily operating efficiency of these pipeline developments.
Since joining Related in 2005, she has successfully managed the completion of 22 family and senior tax credit-financed developments and been directly responsible for the development of more than 2,100 affordable family, senior and permanent supportive housing units, including the Gold Nugget-awarded developments located in Irvine: Solaira at Pavilion Park, Luminaira, Espaira and Luxaira at Parasol Park.
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.