Meet our affiliate – LeSar Development Consultants

LeSar Development Consultants (LDC) is a social innovation firm that assists clients with growing healthy, thriving, and vibrant communities. It provides creative solutions to complex problems with expertise in community development, housing, homelessness, workforce and economic development, sustainability, transportation, and civic and community engagement. Services are grouped into four core areas: Policy and Collaborations, Community Development Finance, Communications and Legislation, and Innovations and Research. The services LDC provides include, but are not limited to: strategic opportunity assessments and planning; research and analysis; policy formulation; public relations; capital mapping; real estate technical services; affordable housing policy, planning, and development feasibility analysis; and portfolio management and administration.

Founded in 2005 by Jennifer LeSar, LDC is certified by the State of California as a woman-owned, small business corporation. To learn more about LDC, please visit

LDC and ELP are co-located in staffed offices in downtown Los Angeles and San Diego, and keep a working office adjacent to the Capitol in Sacramento. ELP and LDC are affiliated companies. Jennifer LeSar, President of LDC, formed ELP Advisors with Cecilia Estolano and Katherine Aguilar Perez to expand on the affordable housing and homeless policy and technical services provided by LDC to its client base. LDC is the Managing Member of ELP and both companies jointly bid on projects as co-leads, primes or subcontractors to each other.

Together, LDC and ELP can provide a full range of policy, strategic planning and technical services in the issue areas that are the most critical to building better communities.