About Lesar Development Consultants
LeSar Development Consultants (“LDC”) provides a full range of consulting services primarily to clients creating physically and economically sustainable communities. Services are grouped into three core areas: Affordable Housing Policy and Planning; Real Estate Technical Services; and Portfolio Management and Administration.
LeSar Development Consultants was founded in 2005 and is headed by Jennifer LeSar. Our senior staff people work with clients across the nation and have more than 65 years of combined industry experience, including service in many different private- and public-sector leadership capacities.
Our firm is headquartered in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, less than a half-mile north of downtown. We also have offices in downtown Los Angeles and downtown Sacramento to better serve our southern and northern California clients.
Jennifer LeSar, President
With more than 25 years of experience in the real estate development and investment banking industries, Jennifer LeSar brings a diverse background to her firm’s work in redevelopment, affordable housing, community development and urban revitalization. Prior to founding LeSar Development Consultants in 2005, Ms. LeSar worked for 12 years as an affordable housing developer and for eight years as an investment banker arranging equity investments on behalf of Edison Capital and Bank of America.
Ms. LeSar has developed and /or financed over $3 billion in residential and commercial properties. Her technical expertise spans from policy and program development to comprehensive strategic planning for top executives and executive teams to financial structuring and investment analysis. She has served in leadership capacities on a variety of boards including most recently the Centre City Development Corporation board where during her eight-year tenure she served one term as Chair and two as Treasurer. Her educational achievements include two advanced degrees from UCLA – an MBA in real estate, finance and nonprofit management and an MA in Urban Planning.