Leonard Rabinowitz, AIA|LA, SRES®, has participated in over $240 million worth of real estate transactions. With extensive experience in both commercial and high‐end residential real estate, he has built and sold numerous 14,000-square-foot homes in the Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Aspen areas. In addition, Leonard has developed several industrial facilities in the downtown Los Angeles area, including the purchase and rehabilitation of the May Corp warehouse, which he sold for a record price per square foot.
Leonard’s love of real estate started with his first project, which was the acquisition and rehab of a Fifth Avenue Olympic Tower Condominium. Upon completion, the unit appeared on the cover of Architectural Digest and became a record sale in the luxury building.
His diverse background includes having co‐founded the Carole Little® fashion brand, which he grew to over $300 million in annual revenue before selling it. He also was the Co‐Founder of CL Cinema Line Films, acting as Producer on several films, including the blockbuster “Anaconda.”
His proudest achievement is having donated and repurposed one of his DTLA buildings and multi‐acre site to become home of a Charter School for children, Pre‐K thru 12. Today the school serves 1,750 students. Its elementary school was named School of the Year by Time Magazine, and its Wallis Annenberg High School has a graduation rate of over 90%, with a like amount going on to higher education. The Los Angeles Times, in a frontpage story, called this the largest private gift ever to a Charter School. Leonard continues to serve as an active member of the Board of Trustees and is Vice Chair of the Audit Committee.
Leonard holds a Masters Professional Director Certification, conferred by the American College of Corporate Directors, and a certification from The Wharton School: Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance and Best Practices for Directors. He has also served on the Board of a Public Company in the computer telecom and networking business.