Senior Vice President of Development
Serves on the Extended Leadership Team, Aruna Doddapaneni joined Eden Housing in 2023 as Senior Vice President of Development.
Aruna comes to Eden from BRIDGE Housing, where she oversaw development activities throughout Oregon and Southern California as the senior vice president of development. She joined BRIDGE Housing in 2010 and was instrumental in growing both regions for BRIDGE during her tenure.
Her work with Celadon at 9th & Broadway, a 250-unit, 17-story apartment community located in downtown San Diego, led to multiple awards and accolades. Aruna led efforts to pilot a new financing structure by combining 9% and 4% low-income housing tax credits in a single high-rise building.
Celadon was the first development in California to use this groundbreaking financing structure, which has since been replicated throughout the country. Both the innovative financing and building design have won multiple awards including the prestigious Urban Land Institute Global Award of Excellence in 2016.
Prior to joining BRIDGE Housing, Aruna worked within Mercy Housing, Inc.’s National Development Services division. While there, she acquired, restructured, developed and rehabilitated over 1,000 units of senior and family housing nationally. In addition to her role as a senior project developer at Mercy, she served as a housing and development consultant to other nonprofit and women religious organizations.
Aruna was recognized by the Urban Land Institute’s “40 under 40” in 2014 and Real Estate Forum named her one of Southern California’s Most Powerful Women in 2017. She was also honored by Biznow as one of Southern California’s Women Leading Real Estate in 2022.
Aruna received her BBA in Finance from the University of New Mexico, and her MBA in Real Estate Finance from the University of Denver. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Housing Federation.