Nashia Lalani is a land use planner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Expertise

Nashia assists developers, property owners and other business entities throughout California during the development process from early due diligence through construction, including entitlements, regulatory and environmental compliance (CEQA) and project management. She has experience with local cities, including the City of Los Angeles and the City of Manhattan Beach, where she has contributed to analysis in the areas of community-based service provision, emergency management and engineering project review.

Nashia is currently an Adjunct Instructor at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. She received a dual Masters in Urban Planning and Public Administration from USC in 2016, where she specialized in economic development. Her primary areas of interest include real estate and land use policy, quality service provision and urban placemaking.



  • Overseeing entitlements for multiple projects throughout Los Angeles, including an approximately 200,000-square-foot new parking structure, 45,000-square-foot new hospital, and 42-unit residential development.
  • Providing ongoing land use diligence for proposals that include affordable housing, mixed-use, industrial, and commercial developments in Los Angeles and across the United States for retail stores, senior supportive housing, and large movie-studio production houses.
  • Advising large non-profit agencies on long-range planning, including development of specific plans for a 38-acre deck park and recreational facility, a 487-acre fairgrounds campus, and a business district representing over 350 businesses.
  • Representing a restaurant operator in connection with alcohol licensing and entitlements in the Hollywood area.
  • Overseeing building permit processes for multiple affordable housing projects with 40+ units and large recreational areas in Los Angeles County.
  • Tracking and providing advice and analysis on impacts of key legislation at the local and state levels related to affordable housing production, economic incentives, and transit-oriented development.
  • Assisting with project management of multiple consultants and leading effort for innovative graphics and communication strategies to the public.
  • Leading in-person and remote presentations to clients and providing critical support for public meetings and hearings with city agencies, including city planners, neighborhood councils, and city council.    



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M.A., University of Southern California, 2016

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2010

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