Leland Nakaoka founded Pacific Development Services to help commercial real estate owners and investors underwrite, plan and execute the design, construction and environmental aspects of their development and renovation strategies. His passion and dedication to his field and his clients, coupled with his skill at identifying and mitigating risk, enables him to stay two steps ahead of the game.
During his 20+ years in the industry, Leland has successfully completed more than 50 ground-up development and renovation projects totaling $3B in total project costs, and has performed due diligence on $1B in property acquisitions. His product experience includes multifamily, industrial, office, retail, large single-family tracts and healthcare projects.
Prior to founding PDS, Leland led the Development Management group at BlackRock Realty Advisors, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) in the western and central US. He held this position for 11 years; prior to that, Leland was a construction manager and structural engineer.
Leland is a licensed Structural and Civil Engineer in California. He has earned an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a MS in Civil Engineering from UCLA. Leland lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two daughters and two dogs, and is originally from Oahu, Hawaii.