Real Estate & Land Use

California Strategies’ real estate and land use experience is substantial. We have secured entitlements and permits in nearly every market in California with specialized expertise on coastal entitlements before the California Coastal Commission (CCC).

We commonly develop detailed project entitlement strategies that integrate our technical knowledge and expertise with our policy and political experience that produce successful outcomes for our clients. We have worked on large master plans, infill development, brownfields, affordable housing, hotels, and a broad range of commercial and retail projects.

We work closely with project managers, investors, and the range of technical and legal consultants often involved in project entitlement to develop problem-solving approaches that move projects along.

Our team’s experience and up-to-the-minute understanding of CEQA and permitting helps us provide our clients increased certainty in the traditionally complex and time-consuming development environment in California.

California Strategies has extensive experience in the following real estate and land use related areas:

  • Redevelopment
  • Infrastructure Planning and Finance
  • Project Entitlement and Permitting Strategy
  • Land Planning
  • Community Outreach
  • CEQA Compliance and Strategy
  • Coastal Commission Permitting
  • State and Federal Permitting
  • Zoning Policy
  • General Plan Amendment and Updates
  • Project Financing
  • Water Supply Planning
  • LAFCO and annexations
  • Special District Formation
  • Joint Ventures and Transactions
  • Mitigation
  • Traffic Studies
  • Affordable Housing
  • Infill Development
  • Brownfields

California Strategies' Real Estate & Land Use Experts

Rusty Areias
Rusty Areias
Partner
David Armanasco
David Armanasco
Partner
Craig Benedetto
Craig Benedetto
Partner
John Benton
John Benton
Partner
Jim Brulte
Jim Brulte
Partner
Michael Bustamante
Michael Bustamante
Partner
Jack Flanigan
Jack Flanigan
Founding Partner
Victor Franco
Victor Franco
Partner
Ted Harris
Ted Harris
Partner
Winston Hickox
Winston Hickox
Partner
Gary H. Hunt
Gary H. Hunt
Vice Chair
Matthew Klink
Matthew Klink
Partner
Charles Watson
Charles Watson
Associate
Pete Weldy
Pete Weldy
Senior Associate
Bob White
Bob White
Founder and Chairman
Carol Whiteside
Carol Whiteside
Partner
John Withers
John Withers
Partner