GLA: Genesis LA
Helping people help each other...

“Genesis LA brings alternative sources of financing that the public sector otherwise doesn’t have to support projects”

– Arturo Sneider, Primestor Development

"Genesis LA is helping to keep the Sheenway dream alive for hundreds of youth who participate in our enrichment programs."

– Dolores Sheen, Sheen Educational Foundation

“The expertise, guidance and support we received from Genesis LA was critical to the success of our project”

– Dexter Henderson, South Central Los Angeles Regional Center

“Through a partnership with Genesis LA, we are more than doubling our supply of permanent housing for at-risk youth, and doing so without public capital.”

– Andrea Marchetti, Jovenes, Inc.

"Genesis LA was the first lender to formally commit to LA Prep Kitchen, and this made all the difference to getting LA Prep off the ground. We are grateful to have a financial partner like Genesis.”
- Mott Smith, LA Prep Kitchen

We bring CAPITAL and CAPACITY to inner city neighborhoods in Los Angeles County

CAPITAL: The financial resources needed to bring about real estate development
CAPACITY: The human resources and community partnerships that are necessary to develop real estate in underserved markets

Genesis LA is a real estate-based investor that directs its capital to projects located in inner city communities throughout Los Angeles County where market-based financing is either inadequate or simply non-existent. Given the magnitude of dollars needed to develop meaningful projects in L.A., we have developed strategic partnerships that have allowed us to stretch our financial resources by leveraging more than $450 million of investment into nearly 40 projects that we have financed. Through our certification by the U.S. Treasury Department as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a Community Development Entity (CDE), we have been able to access federal funds and $170 million of New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation. We have also developed strong relationships with minority-owned community banks in Los Angeles and have brought Wall Street to Main Street by working with investment banks to bring millions in private capital into L.A.’s poorest neighborhoods. We look forward to working with you to improve our communities.