Director and President
Douglas has made Ikaika Ohana one of the largest developers of affordable rental housing in the State of Hawaii. Douglas oversees the development process, from new business to project feasibility, planning and financing. For many years he has been a recognized affordable housing industry innovator in California and Hawaii. As a sought-after speaker in this niche industry, he has presented his ideas on alternative financial structures to the Urban Land Institute and the California Counsel for Affordable Housing. He was invited to speak to a joint meeting of the housing committees for the Hawaii State Senate and House of Representatives. Douglas has more than 25 years of real estate and tax credit finance experience with affordable housing development. He started his career in real estate accounting, earning his CPA while working in management for Kenneth Leventhal, now E&Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group, and worked as Vice President of affordable housing for Sun America, Inc. a premiere tax credit investor where he invested over $750,000,000 of equity in affordable housing. Douglas as President of Urban Housing Communities (UHC) made them one of the fastest growing affordable housing developers in California.