Jennifer LeSar is the founding CEO of LeSar Development Consultants, and the founder of both the Global Policy Leadership Academy and LeSar Support Services – three firms working together to grow thriving, healthy, and vibrant communities.
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. Jennifer’s work supports clients in achieving impactful and scalable solutions to today’s most vexing policy challenges including addressing our global housing affordability crisis and ending homelessness in the United States.
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, and is a fellow at The Billions Institute.