Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors and LeSar Development Consultants are two firms working together to achieve one mission – to grow thriving, healthy, and vibrant communities.
Our firms help clients build better communities through strategic vision, guided by principle, and tempered by pragmatism. We provide fresh solutions to complex problems with our expertise in housing, workforce and economic development, sustainability, transportation, and community engagement.
Our clients include public agencies, foundations, business associations, and other stakeholders that are looking to improve their communities.
Who We Are
Both firms are led by recognized thought leaders supported by a team of diverse technical experts. Jennifer LeSar and Cecilia Estolano comprise the leadership team for LeSar Development Consultants and Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors. They draw from a wide range of experiences in the arenas of public policy and community development, with practice in both the public and private sectors. Their knowledge base spans the areas of land use and environmental law and policy, real estate development and financing, transportation, planning, affordable housing, and economic and workforce development. Jennifer and Cecilia have 50+ years of combined experience and have built meaningful professional relationships in multiple fields. These relationships grant the firms distinctive access to leaders and resources, ranging from grass-roots and non-profit organizations to financial institutions, sector leaders, and public officials.
Our staff of diverse technical experts focuses on research and development in our fields of expertise. Their talent ensures that both firms are poised to adopt the latest technologies, privy to the latest trends, and ready to share the newest policy developments and professional insights with our clients.
What We Do
The firms provide strategic counsel to leaders in public agencies, foundations, business associations, and civic organizations. Our clients are looking for innovative approaches to building better communities in an era where limited resources must be used effectively.
Our firms specialize in managing multi-stakeholder processes to address complex public policy issues. We have led efforts to promote transit oriented development and sustainable economic strategies. We have negotiated community benefits agreements and crafted cutting-edge policies to promote economic development. We have built broad coalitions that include business, labor, environmentalists and community advocates, resulting in positive collective impact. We have led strategic planning processes and designed performance management measures that tie action to goals, vision, and mission.
Our firms offer the following range of services:
- Affordable Housing Policy and Planning
- Business Cluster and Sector Strategies
- Business Development and Retention Strategies
- Capital Mapping
- Community Planning
- Design and Implementation of Stakeholder Engagement Processes
- Land Use and Entitlements Analysis
- Portfolio Management and Administration
- Project Management
- Real Estate Technical Services and Financial Feasibility Studies
- Strategic Planning
- Sustainable Economic Development
- Transit-Oriented Development Planning and Financing
- Workforce Development Strategies
How We Do It
Our firms bring new ideas and concepts to the table while being mindful of time-tested best practices. We work with clients to assess their needs and craft forward-thinking, customized strategies that address their unique challenges. Our approach is collaborative and interdisciplinary, with an eye to creating lasting change. Built on a model of collective impact, our goal is to create comprehensive solutions that help clients achieve their strategic goals and attain their long-term vision.
Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors and LeSar Development Consultants strive for excellence in all of our business practices. We value integrity, equity, innovation, sustainability, transparency, partnerships, and interdisciplinary collaboration. These are values that we incorporate in our daily operations and they are reflected in the services and solutions that we offer.
As a growing firm, ELP Advisors is your teaming solution. We are certified as WMBE, with DBE and SBE certifications coming soon.
- California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC): WMBE
- California Unified Certification Program (CUCP): DBE
- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro): SBE
- City of Los Angeles: SBE – in progress