Rafael Yaquian-Illescas

Mr. Yaquian practices in the areas of community economic development, affordable housing, and real estate finance. His practice emphasizes advising public agencies and private nonprofit organizations on issues related to land use, real estate, economic development, environmental law and municipal government. He also has extensive experience assisting clients in interpreting and implementing the redevelopment dissolution and unwind statues, and advocating complex issues in front of the Department of Finance and State Controller.

Mr. Yaquian assists clients in structuring, negotiation and drafting of disposition and development agreements, owner participation agreements, long-term leases, and related acquisition and financing documents for complex affordable housing projects, New Markets Tax Credit transactions and other commercial and mixed-use developments.


B.S. in Community and Regional Development, University of California, Davis. Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellow, California State University of Sacramento Center for California Studies. Masters in Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Affairs. J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.

Professional and Volunteer Affiliations

State Bar of California, Real Property and Taxation Sections. American Bar Association. Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.



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