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Tejal Pastakia

Pastakia & Associates

Founder, Principal

Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Capital Markets, Development, Investment Management, Investor Relations


In 2010, Tejal founded the firm to develop urban infill mixed-use buildings in the Puget Sound region. Her firm’s philosophy was to learn “best practices” through the development of various mixed-use projects as well as public projects. Over the last 18 years, Tejal has developed and built over 5,000 units and over 200,000 sf of office and retail in the region. Working in collaboration with various organizations, local as well as institutional, general contractors and design professionals, Pastakia + Associates today partners with key investors to build their own real estate assets. Most of Pastakia’ s portfolio consists of long term hold assets. With a foundation in architecture and urban design Tejal’ s approach to the built environment is to focus on real estate assets that enhance the community, respond appropriately to the natural environment and build communities for generations to enjoy. Project types include urban mixed-use, mixed-income, historic renovation and adaptive reuse, work force housing, and collegiate services. Tejal brings in-depth knowledge of innovative development tools, sustainable development techniques, public/private partnerships, financing mechanisms that include 220/ 221 d (4) HUD financing as well as other sources of private equity and debt. Tejal currently serves on the Board of Directors for Bellwether Housing, an affordable housing organization whose mission is to provide workforce housing in the Puget Sound region. Tejal has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Architecture, an Urban Design Certificate as well as the Real Estate Certificate from the University of Washington.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation