Director, Board of Directors of Up for Growth; CEO, LeSar Development Consultants
Jennifer LeSar is the founding CEO of LeSar Development Consultants, a social innovation firm focused on ending the housing affordability crisis and homelessness. In 2017 Jennifer also founded the Housing Policy Leadership Academy, an education program designed to bring about comprehensive housing solutions. Jennifer combines a background of more than three decades in community development, real estate development and investment banking with a deep working knowledge of eco-system change management and organizational strategy to support clients in achieving impactful and scalable solutions to today’s most vexing policy challenges. Ms. LeSar received both her M.B.A. in real estate and finance and an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA and she received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in political science and economics. She also completed an Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business.