Eduardo brings to Pershing Square Renew a combination of non-profit and volunteer management experience as well as a broad track record in property development. His work experience includes engagements with several of the country’s premier real estate organizations, including MacFarlane Partners, Forest City Enterprises and RCLCO where he focused on property acquisitions and development, specializing in negotiating entitlements, researching and analyzing market information, and serving as a community relations liaison.
Eduardo also managed fundraising and public relations activities for the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate. This experience, along with his wide-ranging volunteer work, has helped him develop the skills and perspective to lead volunteers, fundraise and manage a non-profit organization.
Eduardo earned an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and a BA in public policy from Occidental College. He also participated in the USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate, Leadership Southern California program, and Project for Public Spaces’ “Making it Happen” training in New York.
Development and External Relations Coordinator
Eve is primarily focused on public relations, social media management, and community development and engagement for Pershing Square Renew. Although she is relatively new to the world of Downtown Los Angeles, Eve’s prior experience with civic engagement projects, research on pathways of community growth, and extensive travel in the developing world has positioned her well to advance DTLA's revitalization through the renewal of Pershing Square. Eve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College. Her academic pursuits, which emphasized the importance of both grassroots action and a global mindset, allow her to focus on placemaking locally in DTLA while maintaining a global perspective. Eve was a campaign organizer for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in New York City, which augmented her interest in urbanism and equitable community development. Eve is originally from the East Coast, and has lived in Los Angeles since 2011.
Alex Sasayama is Community Leader for Pershing Square Renew and supports community engagement, partnership, and resource development for the revitalization of Los Angeles' oldest park. As an Angeleno and community builder, Alex has led and assisted in the planning of cultural and community events including World Cup LA, Taste of Mexico, and Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever. Alex is also a relationship manager for NeighborWorks America and partners with community based organizations on affordable housing and community development efforts throughout the country. He is a board member of LA-Más, a nonprofit community design firm working for equitable city growth, and is on the steering committee of Sustainable Little Tokyo, a collaborative initiative to transform the 130-year-old historic neighborhood into a cultural ecodistrict. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and resides in Downtown Los Angeles.