JENNIFER N. TAYLOR – Managing Principal & Founder
A 20-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Jennifer Taylor assembled a team of real estate professionals in 2013 and launched Atalanta Realty, a real estate investment firm targeting office, retail and industrial assets in Western U.S. markets and Hawaii.
Positioning her firm as a triple-bottom-line, socially responsible brand, Taylor plans to generate strong returns by investing in underperforming assets with upside potential in culturally diverse, under-valued urban neighborhoods.
Identified among this year’s “Ten Disruptors” by National Real Estate Investor magazine, Jennifer combined her unique investment vision with extensive experience in her target markets and an ability to work effectively with diverse local cultures to begin building an impressive real estate portfolio.
During the first half of 2014, her firm acquired two prominent office assets in downtown Honolulu and is under contract to develop The Gathering Place in Kapolei, a 55,000-square-foot, open-air, lifestyle, retail center in the growing West Oahu community of Kapolei, Hawaii.
LOURDES (LOU) S. CANLAS – Principal
Lourdes (Lou) Canlas has held senior management positions overseeing real estate investment strategies for some of the country’s largest pension funds and real estate firms. Prior to Atalanta, Lou joined the Los Angeles office of Courtland Partners, Ltd. as Managing Director following her role as Senior Investment Officer for Real Estate and Timber at the Massachusetts Pension Reserve Investment Management Board. At MassPrim, she was in charge of the Fund’s $4.5 billion investments in private equity real estate and global real estate securities and for the oversight of $1.5 billion timber investments.
Throughout her distinguished career, Lou has played a number of key investment roles as a Senior Consultant Appraiser for Laventhal and Horwarth, performing valuations of all types of commercial real estate properties in most major markets in the U.S. and also managing office, hospitality and retail assets for Linclay Development Corporation. Lou was also the Senior Investment Officer-Real Estate for the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund managing a portfolio of investments in private equity real estate and mortgage debt strategies.
ADEN W. KUN – Principal
Aden W. Kun has been active in the real estate industry since 1994 and started his career with Wells Fargo Bank’s Real Estate Lending Group and subsequently worked with international banking firms Dresdner Bank (EuroHypo) and Bank of the West (BNP Paribas). Prior to joining Atalanta Realty Partners, Kun was a partner with Buchanan Street Partners, a real estate investment management firm and CalPERS advisors, where he identified equity investments for CalPERS, the largest pension fund in the United States. He structured real estate transactions and investments in excess of $700 million of value while with Buchanan Street Partners.
ISAGANI (GANI) LAGUISMA – Controller
Gani Laguisma serves as the controller and principal accounting officer of Atalanta Realty Partners. He is responsible for managing the outsourced accounting function of the company including financial reporting and analysis. He is one of the founding members of Scrubbed.net, an outsourced accounting and financial reporting service company. Laguisma has over 25 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and consulting services. He served public and private companies in various industries such as real estate, technology, manufacturing, retailing and distribution. Prior to co-founding Scrubbed.net, he was an audit and assurance partner for five years at OUM & Co. LLP, a San Francisco-based public accounting firm, and more than 10 years was an audit and assurance professional with Ernst & Young in San Francisco and Manila, Philippines.