Julie Tanaka is a Minnesota Managing Director for PACE Equity, providing funding for new commercial real estate developments and large-scale retrofits and rehabilitation projects for the State of Minnesota. Her Minnesota team includes Director Tom Hoffman.
Julie brings decades of experience in M&A, commercial real estate investment, distressed assets, structured finance, development and workout as an executive, investment advisor and loan officer. Through her leadership positions with banks, securities and big four accounting firms, Julie has a strong working knowledge of corporate finance, commercial real estate asset underwriting and workout, debt and equity placement, portfolio management, valuation, acquisition and disposition, and litigation support.
Julie earned her BS in Finance and Marketing from the University of Minnesota. She earned her MBA from Columbia University in NY. She has been identified multiple times as a “Top 20 Women in Finance”, “Women to Watch” and “Minnesotans on the Move.”
Julie is very active in the business community. She is a member of the Alerus Financial Strategic Advisory Board and past President of the Minnesota Association for Corporate Growth where she launched the ACG MN BOLD Awards in MN.
Julie lives in South Minneapolis with her husband and children. In her spare time, she loves being active outdoors with friends and family.