patricia-whitakerRancho Cucamonga, Calif. – Patricia Whitaker joins the leadership team at National CORE (National CORE) as Vice President of Asset Management, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the affordable housing industry as a leader and advocate for low- to moderate-income families.
Whitaker has spent the past nine years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Housing Opportunities, Inc. (IHO) where she increased corporate real estate ownership 300 percent within five years, crediting her staffing strategy for enhancing IHO’s capacity and increasing productivity.
In addition to her work at IHO, Whitaker served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Abode Communities in Los Angeles and Executive Director of the Community Development Agency in Santa Ana. Whitaker notes that over the years she has had great success in rapid and successful portfolio growth, sustainable financial strength and partnership development.
“Pat brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that are in alignment with National CORE’s commitment to build and manage high-quality affordable housing that benefit our stakeholders and the communities we serve,” commented Steve PonTell, CEO/President of National CORE. “As Vice President of Asset Management, Pat will be responsible for managing a portfolio of nearly 90 properties in California, Texas and Florida and developing approaches and implementing policies that preserve affordability into perpetuity.”
National CORE has a long history of enhancing neighborhood stability through long-term management and maintenance and providing access to much needed social services, creating healthy communities that thrive and prosper for many generations to come.
“I look forward to working with the team at National CORE to enhance and sustain the value of National CORE’s properties to investors and the cities where they reside,” Whitaker said. “I am honored to join a company that truly cares about building a better future for the communities they serve and the residents who live there.”


About National CORE

National CORE, based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit developers of affordable housing. National CORE manages nearly 9,000 affordable, senior and market-rate units in California, Arkansas, Texas and Florida. For more information on National CORE, please visit: