Simplify the Complex

182 Interim Housing beds created 167 Board & Care beds preserved 79 Family Interim Housing rooms created 73 Project Based Subsidy Agreements (2,345 units) 182 Interim Housing beds created 167 Board & Care beds preserved 79 Family Interim Housing rooms created 73 Project Based Subsidy Agreements (2,345 units) 182 Interim Housing beds created 167 Board & Care beds preserved 79 Family Interim Housing rooms created 73 Project Based Subsidy Agreements (2,345 units) 182 Interim Housing beds created 167 Board & Care beds preserved 79 Family Interim Housing rooms created 73 Project Based Subsidy Agreements (2,345 units) 182 Interim Housing beds created 167 Board & Care beds preserved 79 Family Interim Housing rooms created 73 Project Based Subsidy Agreements (2,345 units) 182 Interim Housing beds created 167 Board & Care beds preserved 79 Family Interim Housing rooms created 73 Project Based Subsidy Agreements (2,345 units) 182 Interim Housing beds created 167 Board & Care beds preserved 79 Family Interim Housing rooms created 73 Project Based Subsidy Agreements (2,345 units) 182 Interim Housing beds created 167 Board & Care beds preserved 79 Family Interim Housing rooms created 73 Project Based Subsidy Agreements (2,345 units)

We create spaces and places that transform lives and communities for the overall good.

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We offer a unique combination of real estate expertise and consultative solutions to deliver value that is both economic and socially impactful. We are a team built on collaboration and innovation, consistently challenging ourselves to improve with the ultimate result of higher level of service to our clients.

A Proven Track Record of Results

Consulting
We offer a vast knowledge base of consulting experience for municipalities, non-profits and Operators/Service Providers for programs and projects that address the unhoused.
Project Management
We guide our clients through the complicated spaces of construction and development within homelessness. We strive to ensure the right strategy is developed and implemented in each project we produce.
Brokerage
The foundation of our business is real estate, we have over 15 successful years of experience in commercial real estate in Los Angeles County and City working with Owners, investors and the non-profit housing sector to achieve their specific and unique real estate goals.

70%

increase in unsheltered homelessness in LA County since 2015.

75,518

people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County on any given night

25%

of the unhoused report experiencing serious mental illness

$2,452

average monthly rent in Los Angeles

Innovative Policy Solutions

Executive Directive 1 from Mayor Bass

Instructs City departments to review and approve 100% affordable and temporary shelters within 60 days and issue permits within 5 days.

New Research Study on LA County ARF’s and RCFE’s

This study highlights the important role of ARF’s and RCF’s to house vulnerable populations and how to strengthen these valuable community resources.

SB 35

The law is designed to encourage the creation of new affordable housing units by removing the pressure of local politics from the approval process.

Interim Motel Conversion Ordinance

This legislative action strips away regulatory barriers that previously prevented dilapidated hotels and motels from being repurposed as transitional and supportive housing facilities. The ordinance also allows for by-right construction of multifamily developments on land currently zoned for public facilities – assuming nearby properties are zoned for that use – and exempts PSH developments from mandatory parking minimums.

Middle Class Housing Act

The law aims to create new housing units for low and middle income Californians by allowing development in underused commercial sites zoned for retail, office and parking usage.

Our Projects

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2023 | Greater LA County

Bailey Street Residents

Partnership between non-profit and private sectors to achieve quality housing through adaptive reuse

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2017 | Greater LA County

Broadway Recuperative Care

Partnership between non-profit and private sectors to achieve quality housing through adaptive reuse

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2020 | Greater LA County

Family Shelter/Motel Conversion

Converting former motels into quality housing for the homeless

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2018 | Greater LA County

Manhattan Board and Care 

Preserving and creating Board and Care housing that is critical to the most vulnerable in our communities

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2019 | Greater LA County

South LA Family Shelter

Adaptive reuse of a mixed-use building into housing for families experiencing homelessness

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2020 | Greater LA County

Family Shelter Conversion

Assessed an 11,000 SF warehouse to be converted into an emergency shelter for families for a local Non-Profit

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2021 | Greater LA County

Former banquet hall acquisition

Assisted a long-time client to create a housing intervention in Unincorporated LA County with favorable cost per sf.

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2019 | Greater LA County

Alvarado Board and Care

Preserving and creating Board and Care housing that is critical to the most vulnerable in our communities

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2018 | Greater LA County

Adams Board and Care

Successfully negotiated a 10 year lease to non-profit housing operator on a newly renovated 62-bed Adult Residential Facility

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“As the leader of a fast-paced nonprofit housing organization and a 22-year veteran in California housing, I’ve worked with Justin and the DaeCo team for over a decade to close a range of innovative, often complex licensed care home, affordable housing, interim housing and master leasing deals. Justin’s work ethic, subject matter expertise, and dedication to providing his clients with quality real estate agent services as well as above-and-beyond technical assistance are quite frankly second to none.”

William F. Pickel

CEO, Brilliant Corners

“Within the Los Angeles supportive housing space, Justin has unparalleled expertise navigating the real estate and development processes. His decades-long experience and problem-solving mindset uniquely position him to move forward the most innovative projects. Moreover, Justin’s professionalism, creativity and tenacity set him apart as a leader and invaluable partner.”

Danielle Wildkress

Chief Program Officer, AMRF

“Justin represented Brilliant Corners as our broker on a year-long acquisition escrow. The transaction involved numerous extensions of time, several contingencies, and a price reduction negotiation. Justin’s expertise was evident in how he handled our negotiations during this year-long escrow, and I contribute our successful closing to his skill. I highly recommend Justin to those in need of real estate services.”

Vanessa Luna

Director of Multifamily Housing Development, Brilliant Corners

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