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Community over
EVERYTHING

Join local businesses in leading historic Leimert Park into a new threshold of history,
BLACK OWNERSHIP

We Need Your Help 

We are a group of Black Business Owners on a mission to save our community from private real estate developers who do not believe in preserving our community. Our goal is to build a black owned wealth building property to protect the culture of our community and provide economic resources to support choosing Leimert Park easier for generations to come.

PRESERVING DEGNAN
BLVD STORES. 

Our commercial building acquisition will preserve long standing stores and retail spaces that currently reside in Leimert Park. 
 


AFFORDABLE HOUSING

 
Our community land trust also supports a building plan that supports bringing an affordable housing complex with live/work space for artists and entrepreneurs
 

ENTREPRENEURIAL
RESOURCES

Within this proposition, we are able to support new, fully equipped retail spaces for rising entrepreneurs and vendors in Leimert Park. 
 


Urgent Cause

#UNITELEIMERTPARK

Bringing Black
Ownership into
historic Leimert Park. 

Tuesday July 27, 2022 at 9AM PST please call in to the Leimert Park
Board Call to express your support for the Black Owned and Operated Community Land Trust. 

How To Help Us

We need to support communities of color that have faces systemic disinvestment and redlining. Commercial property acquisition support is a sustainable strategy to ensure local businesses remain in high risk communities in the long term. 

Join The List

Join our text or email list to stay updated with our progression in accomplishing this venture. 

Join The Call

Tuesday, July 27, 2022 9AM-10:30AM join the LA County Board Call to express your support. 

Share Media

Use the hashtag, #UNITELEIMERTPARK to share and express your support of the Black Owned and Operated Community Land Trust. 

Our mission is simple. 

Keep Leimert Park in the hands of the community.

Our vision is to build a safer Leimert Park that preserves the cultural legacy of the community for generations to come. We are establishing an anti displacement commercial property acquisition pilot program to urge the LA County Board to support the Black Owned and Operated Community Land Trust.

BOOCLT Board of Directors

The Black Owned and Operated Community Land Trust has a set of Board of Directors that are comprised of community members, stakeholders, and tenants (referred to as “Merchants”) to ensure the proper stewardship of land and the Land Trust’s mission to increase Black land ownership, affordability and entrance in the private markets to ensure economic mobility for all.
Akil West - President – Tenant Director
Akil West is a Los Angeles native entrepreneur, master gardener, author, and profound community advocate. West was incarcerated for 15 years when he made the choice to turn his life around...
Prophet Walker - Chairman of the Board - Extended Community Director
Prophet Walker, Co-Founder and CEO of Treehouse, grew up in South LA, where amidst poverty, violence, and homelessness in his neighborhood, community was always at its core...
Mahogany Singleton – Board Secretary – Leimert Park Director
Mahogany, a well-known celebrity stylist, spent her childhood enjoying the beauty of Leimert Park where she was raised. As a young adult she attended the local beauty school...
Ferriss Mason – Board Treasurer – Leimert Park Director
Ferriss is a community organizer and social entrepreneur. Ferris holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Golden Gate University. With considerable business insight...
Marc Byers – Board Member –
Community
Marc Byers is a seasoned connector and veteran problem solver in the entertainment industry. With over two decades of experience solidifying deals, connecting individuals to create hit records...
Aaron Chace Infinite – Board Member – Leimert Park Director
Chace Infinite, founder of Agency 78 and Harun Coffee, as well as artist, longtime friend and business associate of the A$AP Mob and “a big brother to all...
Mario Holten – Board Member - Extended Park Director
Mario Holten is deeply invested in his neighborhood and community. With over nine years at Wells Fargo, currently serving as the Senior Business Growth Strategy Consultant, Mario works to help...
Sherri Franklin – Board Member – Leimert Park Director
Sherri Franklin, founder of the Urban Design Center, has spent a quarter-century devoted to the development of affordable housing, community facilities, recreational, open-space...
Anthony L. Jolly, Jr. - Board Member - Tenant Director
Anthony Jolly, black man, expert barista, entrepreneur, husband and father. In 2012, Anthony began his green coffee career with Ninety Plus Coffee, a global green specialty coffee distribution...
Dr. Dove – Board Member - Tenant Director
President and Chairman of CORE Los Angeles and Founder of Los Angeles Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
The Congress of Racial Equality of California (CORE-CA) is a successor to the Chicago based Civil Rights...
Eric Ade Neff – Board Member – Tenant Director
There are three fields that Ade manages that have something very important in common: the importance of body movement dynamics and how it’s influenced by environment. Ade is the co-founder and resident DJ...
Diandra Bremond, EdD – Board Member – Leimert Park Director
Dr. Diandra “Dee” Bremond was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown and reappointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the Cannabis Control Appeals Panel...
Niija Kuykendall – Board Member – Leimert Park Director
A former Warner Bros EVP of Production, Niija has begun a new role as the Vice President of Film at Netflix. In her new role, Kuykendall will oversee a new group focusing...
Genelle Brooks-Petty – Board Member – Attendant Director
The owner of All Chill, Genelle Brooks-Petty, mixed her passion for the sweet treat with her connection to the community. “It’s a little piece of joy. Little reflections of the culture that they live...
Charity Chandler-Cole- Board Member – Extended Community Director
Charity Chandler-Cole is the CEO of CASA/LA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for youth impacted by the Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems. Born and raised in Los...
Johnnie Raines III – Board Member - Leimert Park Director
Johnnie Raines III has lived in the Leimert Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles for most of his 70 years. For Raines, the neighborhood looks very much...
Ariel Lawrence – Board Member – Extended Community Director
Ariel serves as the President and CEO of PWC Developers, a Los Angeles-based construction management company. She has experience with building both commercial...
Esché Jackson – Board Member – Extended Community Director
Esché Jackson is an advocate and consultant, offering years of diverse experience building and servicing communities, evaluating systems, and providing strategic guidance...
Addis Daniels – Board Member - Leimert Park Director
Addis is a cultural producer based in Los Angeles, CA. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Central Florida. With over 10 years of experience working with BIPOC grassroots organizations...
Rene Mims – Board Member - Tenant Director
Rene Fisher-Mims is a community leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist and educator in Leimert Park for over 30 years. Originally from Watts, Mims is a fundamental pillar at The World Stage...

Attorneys for BOOCLT

George Fatheree - Outside General Counsel for BOOCLT
GEORGE FATHEREE advises clients in large and complex real estate transactions. He also advises professional sports teams, artists, museums, and other arts and cultural institutions across a range of issues and transactions...
Robert Francisco Cowan - Land Trust Attorney
Mr. Robert Francisco Cowan is a partner in Bocarsly Emden, working primarily in the firm’s Tax Credit practice, with emphasis on the New Markets Tax Credit, Historic Tax Credit and Renewable Energy Tax Credit, as well as the Low Income Housing Tax Credit...

# Events

# UNITELEIMERTPARK

Tuesday July 27, 2022 at 9AM PST, the Leimert Park Board Meeting needs you to call in to express your support. #UNITELEIMERTPARK
 

# Upcoming Events

Tuesday July 27, 2022 at 9AM PST, the Leimert Park Board Meeting needs you to call in to express your support. 

Los Angeles County Board Call

 9:00 am 12:00 pm   Los Angeles, California
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# Events

# UNITELEIMERTPARK

Tuesday July 27, 2022 at 9AM PST, the Leimert Park Board Meeting needs you to call in to express your support. #UNITELEIMERTPARK
 

# Upcoming Events

Tuesday July 27, 2022 at 9AM PST, the Leimert Park Board Meeting needs you to call in to express your support. 

Los Angeles County Board Call

 9:00 am 12:00 pm   Los Angeles, California
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Our Gallery

For 2 years, we have been doing the work to bring the community of Leimert Park together through providing retail space, community programming, and entrepreneurial resources.

Our Partners

We are a Black Owned and Operated Community Land Trust. Here you can view our active partners. 








We are a black owned and operated
Community Land Trust planning an
building acquisition in Leimert Park.