Mr. Tada leads the Firm. Mr. Tada has extensive knowledge of all aspects of property development and operations including development, construction management, repositioning, environmental issues, zoning, entitlement, water, government agency relations and asset management.
Over his career Mr. Tada has been responsible for the acquisition, development, disposition, repositioning, and ongoing active management of more than $1 Billion in real estate assets.
Prior to Granite Peak Partners, Mr. Tada served as the Chief Executive Officer for Limoneira Company – a diversified agricultural/real estate land company based in Ventura County. During his 15 years of leadership, Mr. Tada successfully diversified the company from 3 to 13 product lines while expanding the Limoneira footprint into commercial and residential real estate investments. Under Mr. Tada’s leadership the company grew to become the largest lemon producer, and the second largest avocado producer in the U.S.
Past Professional Experience:
Chief Executive Officer, Limoneira Company
Executive, Carlsberg Corporation, a diversified real estate development and management company. Oversaw operations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures valued at over $500 million.
Chairman, Mission Produce
Vice Chairman, Sunkist Growers Inc.
CPA, Deloitte, Haskins and Sells (now Deloitte)
MBA, University of California, Los Angeles
CPA, State of California (inactive)
Current and Past Community Involvement:
Board of Directors of California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (current)
Chairman of the Board of the Ventura County Community Foundation (past)
Chairman Ventura County Economic Development Association (past)
Board of Ventura County United Way (past)
Appointed by the Bush Administration to serve on a Federal Agricultural Trade Committee (past)