Jose F. Cerda has developed a broad set of skills from an 18-year real estate professional career. He began his real estate career originating loans through a national mortgage company; later purchasing, co-owning, and managing a successful real estate franchise and office in the Eastlake area. He listed and sold over 200-residential properties. After the real estate crash, he became a real estate asset manager for a large San Diego public agency. He drafted use permits and leases for public commercial buildings. Subsequently, he pulled double-duty, structuring and offering financing for various nationwide mortgage banks.