Executive Director, Pershing Square Renew
Eduardo is Executive Director of Pershing Square Renew, Inc., a public benefit (501c3) organization tasked with working with Los Angeles City officials and Downtown Los Angeles stakeholders to transform Pershing Square into a world-class public space.
In this role, Eduardo oversees all activities of the organization, including its volunteer task force, which was formed by Councilmember Jose Huizar in 2013.
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 stints with several of the country’s premier real estate organizations, including MacFarlane Partners, Forest City Enterprises and RCLCO. During his career, he has 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 for MDI, the Latino Professional Network, and Landmark Worldwide – has helped him develop the skills and perspective to lead volunteers, fundraise and manage a non-profit organization.
Eduardo earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Occidental College. He also participated in the USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate, Leadership Southern California program, which is administered by the Southern California Leadership Network out of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and Project for Public Spaces’ “Making it Happen” training in New York.