On the buy end, assist investors in identifying and purchasing properties suitable for their investment goals, with a particular emphasis on zoning limitations and opportunities.
On the sell end, assist property owners in marketing their properties based upon a realistic assessment of the highest and best use for their properties.
Strategic planning/zoning analysis
Ms. Sacks assists investors, property owners, businesses, and developers understand the limitations and opportunities afforded by a property's zoning, as well as the costs, timing, and other pieces of the process.
Predevelopment project management
Predevelopment project analysis from an entitlement perspective involves review of applicable laws and policies and strategic planning to assess obstacles and opportunities and identify the optimal path forward, and then determining the steps to get there. Ms. Sacks can help you assemble your team and hold your hand through the complexities of the process.
Land use attorney/consultant
Help with entitlements, easements, boundary disputes, representation before planning commissions and other local government decisionmakers. Past entitlement projects have involved tract and parcel maps, Small Lot Subdivisions, condominium conversions, conditional use permits, variances, Specific Plan approvals, street vacations, and various zoning determinations for hillside projects.
Litigation support/expert witness
Ms. Sacks assists real estate and business attorneys who need a deep dive into the land use aspects of a case or simply need the intermittent support of an experienced land use attorney.
What Our Clients Say
"Valerie helped us obtain entitlements for a 53-unit affordable housing development in the City of Los Angeles. We were very pleased that her fee did not surpass her proposal. She was very responsive and thorough in her work. We will definitely use her again for our next development."