Construction
We build high-quality residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments throughout the greater Southern California area and Northern Virginia.
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Land Development
With expertise in land-use approvals, subdivision, and infrastructure development, we specialize in bringing property to its highest and best use.
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Senior Housing
We develop, build, and operate prestigious senior living communities (independent living, assisted living, and special care), each an exceptional residence offering seniors a luxurious home-like environment.
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Property Investment
We are active in the leasing of retirement homes and skilled nursing facilities throughout Southern California.
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Management Team
Over four decades, Fish Enterprises has built a core team of highly skilled professionals, each bringing recognized leadership in his or her area of expertise. Collectively, they provide a broad range of entrepreneurial vision, enhance the company’s established resources, and direct its 250 employees.

Emil Fish
Founder and Managing Partner

Edmea (Eddy) Cettina
Managing Partner, Jaguar Development, L.C.

Richard Kale
Partner and Executive Vice President

Anthony Giannone
Partner

David Fish
Partner

Milan Dragojlovich
Vice President, Construction

Mike Kaiserman
Vice President, Acquisitions

Ira Leichter
Chief Financial Officer

Rowena L. Volfango
Corporate Controller

Robert Takiguchi
Director, Human Resources

Emil Fish
Founder and Managing Partner

Emil Fish is a veteran real estate developer with expertise in land acquisition, zoning, construction, and financing. He has been involved with almost every type of development—residential, commercial, industrial, retirement, and skilled nursing—for over 40 years. A graduate engineer from the University of Southern California, he began his career as a design engineer with Bechtel Corporation. He entered the construction business with the establishment of Fish Construction Co., Inc. in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Under his direction, the company quickly became a leader in producing quality, prestigious residential developments. An award-winning developer, he is active in numerous local and national civic organizations as well as charitable and professional associations.
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Edmea (Eddy) Cettina
Managing Partner, Jaguar Development, L.C.

Eddy Cettina has expertise in the fields of real estate and construction. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, she joined Fish Construction Co., Inc. in 1982, working in marketing, sales, finance, and construction. In 1988, she became Vice President, a position she held until 1994, when she established Jaguar Development, L.C. in Northern Virginia. Since then, as Managing Partner of Jaguar Development, she has overseen the development of award-winning single family homes, condominiums, and mixed-use projects.
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Richard Kale
Partner and Executive Vice President

Richard Kale joined Fish Enterprises in 2001 after a successful private law practice spanning over 20 years. In his law practice, he represented clients in the acquisition, development, and financing of various real estate projects, including shopping centers, office buildings, and residential developments. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Yale Law School, he was most recently partner of the prestigious law firm of Greenberg Glusker LLP in Los Angeles. He also has been actively involved in numerous charitable and community activities, including serving on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and as Adjunct Law Professor at Loyola University in Los Angeles. As Executive Vice President of Fish Enterprises, he oversees the operation and marketing of the company’s retirement facilities as well as all legal aspects of the company’s land acquisition, zoning, and financing activities.
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Anthony Giannone
Partner

Anthony Giannone is owner and president of Ravco Corporation of Nevada. A developer of custom and conventional residential homes, commercial buildings, and retirement centers, he has owned and operated companies while engaging in joint ventures with other builders, contributing to all areas of construction, from conception through completion and financing.
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David Fish
Partner

David Fish joined Fish Enterprises in 1990 working in the areas of real estate accounting, research, and land acquisition. A graduate of California State University Northridge in Business Administration—Management Information Systems, he has also worked independently in computer consulting and internet startup companies. In his current position, he applies his expertise in information systems and data research to the company’s land acquisition and development projects.
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Milan P. Dragojlovich
Vice President, Construction

Milan Dragojlovich has served as planner, designer, construction manager, engineer, architect, and general contractor in the design and construction of all varieties of real estate projects in California and other states. A member of the American Institute of Architects and Engineers, he has extensive experience with private and public agencies and has been an advisor to major real-estate developers and owner/builders. He possesses a wide range of skills—including project design, value-engineering, and advanced construction methodology—in real estate development, property management, sales, land acquisition, and securing permits and approvals from governing agencies.
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Mike Kaiserman
Vice President, Acquisitions

Mike Kaiserman joined Fish Enterprises in 1979. He specializes in obtaining vital governmental permits for the company’s projects in the greater Los Angeles area. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, he also has held executive positions in local fundraising organizations and foundations and has consulted independently on numerous development projects.
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Ira Leichter
Chief Financial Officer

Ira Leichter is a specialist in the fields of finance and real estate. Prior to joining Fish Enterprises he was Chief Financial Officer of Jan Development Corp., a real estate development and construction company and JDC Management Company, a Property Management Company; President of IJL Realty Corp., a commercial real estate brokerage company in New York City; President of FM Consulting Corp., an advisor to European and Asian investors; and President (CEO) and CFO of Plaza Realty Investors, a $35,000,000 public Real Estate Investment Trust. Additionally, he has served as a systems engineer for IBM Corporation and as Financial Vice President and CFO of Royal Business Funds Corporation, a public small business investment company. He received his Certified Public Accounting certificate from the State of New York; his MBA from Baruch College, City University of New York; and his BBA from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Rowena L. Volfango
Corporate Controller

Rowena Volfango joined Fish Enterprises in August 2005 with over 17 years’ experience in the field of property management and real estate development. Most recently she was Corporate Controller at Thomas Safran & Associates, where she utilized her real estate accounting experience to assist the company in developing affordable housing and management. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Manila, Philippines.
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Robert Takiguchi
Director, Human Resources
Robert Takiguchi joined Fish Enterprises in February of 2005. He has experience in all areas of Human Resources Management and has worked in a wide variety of industries including publishing and advertising, printing, manufacturing, banking, and electric power. Bob earned his Bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University and has obtained certifications in instructional design, group facilitation/instruction, employment testing, and leadership development.
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