Ancel Romero began his career in the Accounting Department of G&K Management, one the largest privately held development companies in California where he rose to the position of Director of Property Management. He later joined American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW) and eventually became President of Beacon Communities, its affordable housing division.
Ancel grew ABHOW's portfolio from 11 properties to 35 through acquisitions, fee management contracts, and the development of new affordable housing properties. In 2011, Ancel received ABHOW's highest honor —the Presidential Citation Award — for expanding the company's mission through significant strategic growth.
ABHOW has since affiliated with two other non-profits and is now known as HumanGood. As Affordable Housing President, Ancel now oversees an organization with over $500 Million in assets, and $50 Million in annual revenues. He is responsible for a staff of over 500 team members.
In addition to Operations, Ancel has a responsibility of growing HumanGood's real estate development pipeline which currently stands at 8 projects.
Ancel is a Certified Property Manager and is Past President of the Association of Housing Management Agents of Northern California and Hawaii. He served as board member of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and was on the Finance Committee of Leading Age California. He serves on the Business Strategy Council of Leading Age National.