When we decided to develop our coastal property we had no idea what it would take to get approval from the city and ultimately the Coastal Commission. We hired Ed because we needed a consultant with experience as a developer/builder to advise us on alternative development strategies and manage the entitlement process. I would strongly recommend Cornerstone to any property owner who needs an experienced coastal developer to get projects through the Coastal Commission.

Doug Goodell
Goodell Family Trust




Congratulations on the approval of the San Joaquin Hills Planned Community (Newport Ridge) by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. In today’s environment, a unanimous approval with no community opposition is a significant accomplishment. I appreciate your contribution to this important approval.

Donald L. Bren
Chairman of the Board
The Irvine Company





Ed managed the planning and entitlement process that successfully converted agricultural land we own in Ventura County to a major mixed-use development. What sets Ed apart from other land use consultants is his experience as a community developer that has designed and built large-scale projects. His skills and experience provided significant value to our company.

Bill Ito
Ito Farms




Obtaining land use entitlements in California is most often very difficult, time consuming, expensive and always fraught with uncertainty. Every year state and local jurisdictions are adopting land use regulations that are more and more onerous imposing formidable challenges to successful land entitlement. In today’s environment, the key to obtaining government approval is developing an effective entitlement strategy and possessing the ability to execute it in a manner that enables elected officials to vote “yes”.

Cornerstone Real Estate Consulting provides exceptional value to its clients by being able to quickly assess the obstacles to obtaining government approval, craft a strategy to overcome those challenges and cost effectively manage the entitlement process. In order to get to “yes”, Cornerstone is an essential component of any project team.

                                                                                            Lucy Dunn
                                                                                            Orange County Business Council