SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARKET
Johanna Marie Gullick, Managing Director / Southern California Market Manager
Johanna Marie Gullick serves as Managing Director and Southern California Market Manager, responsible for overseeing all debt and tax credit equity originations in Southern California. She has more than 25 years of experience promoting and developing affordable housing in the region as a private and public lender and developer. She also has over 35 years of experience as an architect, planner, and general contractor.
Prior to joining Union Bank in 2007, Johanna served as Housing Development Director at Jamboree Housing Corporation, where she was responsible for the development of over 2,800 units of housing throughout California. Previously, Johanna spent 11 years managing the affordable housing loan programs at the City of Santa Monica’s Planning Department and Housing and Redevelopment Division. She also spearheaded the financing and development of over 1,200 affordable rental units with the City of Long Beach’s Housing Services Bureau. Johanna holds a bachelor’s degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
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Perica Bell, Director
Perica Bell serves as Director, responsible for originating and providing debt, LIHTC equity, and interest rate derivative financing to the bank’s Southern California affordable housing developer relationships. Prior to joining Union Bank in 2010, she served as a project manager at Jamboree Housing Corporation, a premier affordable housing developer based in Southern California. In that role, Perica managed all phases of project development, from site acquisition through project stabilization. Prior to her work at Jamboree, Perica worked in government and public affairs for the Orange County Chapter of the Building Industry Association, a non-profit trade association that represents organizations affiliated with the home building industry. She serves on the Board of Directors of Esperanza Community Housing, a non-profit organization that works to achieve comprehensive and long-term community development in the Figueroa Corridor neighborhood of South-Central Los Angeles. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Kennedy Commission, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing housing opportunities for Orange County residents.
Perica holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and a master’s degree in Public Administration and Public Policy with an emphasis in Urban Affairs from California State University Long Beach. She has also completed the basic and advanced Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Affordable Housing Training Institute in both Development and Finance.
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Jessica Mackenzie, Director
Jessica Mackenzie serves as a Director, responsible for originating construction and permanent debt, tax credit equity, and interest rate derivative financing for affordable housing developers in Southern California. Prior to joining Union Bank in 2009, Jessica worked in real estate development and as an environmental planner in Los Angeles. In that role, she analyzed affordable and market-rate housing, office, and adaptive reuse developments, and provided guidance on historic building renovations that utilized the historic rehabilitation tax credit.
Jessica holds a master’s degree in Real Estate Development and Urban Planning from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles. Jessica is a member of the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
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Brian Frankel, Vice President
Brian Frankel serves as Vice President, responsible for originating debt and equity financing for developers building affordable housing. He completed Union Bank’s commercial loan training program and worked in the real estate group from 1993 to 1997. Brian then worked for a private real estate equity group until 2002, when he rejoined Union Bank and began his career in the CDF division, initially leading the expansion of Union Bank’s equity portfolio. Brian has been an active participant in various affordable housing industry associations and conferences. He received his B.S. in Commerce from Santa Clara University.
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Zennia Datulayta, Assistant Vice President
Zennia Datulayta serves as an Assistant Vice President on the originations team in Southern California. She is responsible for project review and underwriting of construction loans and LIHTC investments. Prior to joining Union Bank in 2012, Zennia served as project manager at the Lantern Organization, a nonprofit developer in New York City where she was a project manager responsible for project development and construction through conversion.
Zennia holds a master’s degree in Planning from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York in Economics. She is a member of the American Association of Planning.
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