Director of Development
Vasanthi Okuma’s primary focus at Fountainhead Development, is land development, planning, entitlements, design, due diligence, project management, and construction administration. Her knowledge base and technical expertise stems from over 20 years of experience in all phases of commercial architecture and development services for large retail centers as well as Tenant-driven expansions. Her long list of clientele includes national anchors such as IKEA, Home Depot, In-n-Out, Family Dollar, CVS and Target.
Prior to working at Fountainhead Development, Vasanthi was a Development Manager at a national development company, managing numerous ground-up projects from site selection to grand opening. Her career portfolio included the west coast and Washington, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, with special focus in Southern California, and the City of Los Angeles. Vasanthi enjoys challenges and has completed controversial projects requiring multi-layer, multi-agency approvals, EIRs and Superfund sites.
Vasanthi first attended school in Bangalore, India, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Later, she moved to Dallas, Texas to attain her associate degree in Interior Architecture & Design. She completed over 12 years in architecture and construction before transitioning to land development, where she found her true passion.
Aside from her professional life, Vasanthi enjoys reading, visiting big cities, watching her son’s water polo games, playing tennis, walks on the beach, cooking & entertaining.