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Jessica Candaele LEED AP BD+C, CPSM

Regional Development Director

Jessica Candaele


Jessica Candaele is a business development director with KTGY. Over the past 14 years she has honed her experience in project management, business development, marketing, and outreach through roles with top-ranked ENR architecture and engineering firms. In her current role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of studio-level business development strategies and analyzing real estate trends relevant to studio goals. Ms. Candaele is a highly-organized, resourceful, and articulate individual who thrives on making a meaningful difference in the organization for which she works and the community in which she lives.



Ms. Candaele began her career as an environmental consultant, where she conducted and managed real estate due diligence and environmental constraints analysis for a myriad of project types. Ms. Candaele’s technical and business background has provided her with a unique skill-set to address business development objectives. Ms. Candaele also possesses a strong background in organizational leadership, cultivated through her volunteerism. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on both local and national committees.


Master of Science
Environmental Studies
Emphasis in Policy and Planning
California State University
Fullerton, CA

Bachelor of Science
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

Registrations & Certifications

Urban Land Institute, Pro Forma Fundamentals Certificate Spring 2017 (expected)

LEED Accredited Professional

Certified Professional Services Marketer, CPSM


Urban Land Institute, ULI

Central City Association – Los Angeles

Society for Marketing Professional Services

Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing

National Multifamily Housing Council, NMHC

Honors & Awards

Emergent Leader Award l MVP MISSION. VALUES. PASSION., ULI OC/IE, 2015

Spirit of Volunteerism, OneOC on behalf of Council on Aging – Orange County, 2015

Emergent Leader Award l Engineering, ULI OC/IE, 2013

Selected ULI Experience

ULI Orange County / Inland Empire:

Management Committee | 2015 - present

Advisory Board | 2016 - present

Membership Vice Chair | 2016 - present

Young Leader Group, Vice Chair | 2014-2015

Mentorship Program, Protégé | 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016

Technical Assistance Panel, Report Writer | 2014

Infrastructure Initiative Council, Vice Chair Outreach | 2011-2012

Young Leader Group, Assistant Vice Chair | 2012-2013

Pro-Bono Technical Assistance Panel, Panelist and Writer | 2012

ULI National:

Global NEXT, Member | 2015- present

Fall Meeting Attendee | 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016

Spring Meeting Attendee | 2013