Tierra West utilizes a multidisciplinary approach for the development of strategies designed to enhance the growth, vitality and diversity of communities.

Tierra West is a trusted advisor to public agencies and private entities throughout California. We team with the local leaders tasked with creating vibrant public spaces, involving residents and stakeholders, and ultimately guiding communities towards prosperous and sustainable futures.

Tierra West’s team brings extensive experience and research of the Southern California region, providing a fresh perspective along with the local familiarity required to shape the area that we also call home. We look forward to partnering with you and your team to create a vision that garners grassroots support  and momentum as it develops. As we have with all of our clients, the Tierra West team will work with you to coordinate and deliver your goals in an effective, strategic and timely manner.

Tierra West is a full-service real estate and development advisory firm and is a licensed corporate broker in the state of California, license #01857161. Tierra West is a certified WMBE under the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) von#12060021, SBE/DBE/MBE firm under the California United Certification Program (CUCP) #39013, Los Angeles County Metro file #5416 and #5417, and certified SLB under the City of Los Angeles #2829.

We've got a great team!

John Yonai

Principal & Chairman

John has had a prolific career in real estate and finance for the private and…

Rose Yonai

Principal & CEO

Rose provides a variety of real estate and project support services to Tierra West’s clients….

Walt Lauderdale


Walt specializes real estate project support and design services on transportation oriented developments and right-of-way…

Louis Morales

Senior Associate

Louis has over 30 years of experience in city government with extensive knowledge of city…

Jason Chiang


Jason provides daily project direction and market analysis for a variety of Tierra West’s multi-disciplinary…

Andrew Gee

Senior Associate

Andrew Gee has worked in the areas of real estate, housing and finance for the…

Lauren Yonai

Office Manager

Lauren oversees the day-to-day office operations and administrative duties. She is responsible for managing communications…

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