Frank Sheftel Fights for the Freedom of CD 2 Voters...Again!
Troubling information is coming out today that there is yet another exclusionary event taking place in the special election for the City Council seat in CD 2. If you remember the Mayor Sam article I wrote called "VICA : Elitists, Snobs and Phonies" , it seems that this troubling situation is occurring again.
Christopher Alan is the Managing Member of Victory Towne Centre, LLC, and the principal of Dasher Lawless, Inc., the developer that will manage the construction of the Property. Mr. Alan has been involved in construction and development projects since 1988 and as been a licensed California General Contractor since 2001. During Mr. Alan’s 18 plus years in the construction industry he has both overseen and been involved in the day-to-day construction and development of projects across four states. Mr. Alan has been responsible for a variety of real estate
development and construction projects with total values approaching the better part of $1 billion. Mr. Alan is currently in the process of entitling and developing two mixed-use projects with a combined size of over 100,000 square feet of retail, office and residential units. Those projects
are Piazza di Oliva which is located in Burbank, California and La Cienega Place which is located on the west side of Los Angeles. The estimated finished values on these two projects are expected to exceed $24 million and $33 million, respectively. Mr. Alan is responsible for all
aspects of the two projects, including obtaining entitlements as well as overseeing construction. World Oil, Inc., which is a privately held company, is Mr. Alan’s financial partner on these projects, and has been involved in numerous other projects with Mr. Alan over the years.
Mr. Alan currently resides in an adjacent area very close to the Victory Towne Centre project and is very familiar with Valley Glen, the neighborhood in which Victory Towne Centre is located. He has both lived and worked in the immediate area for close to 10 years. Mr. Alan’s
company office is located directly across the street from the project itself. Mr. Alan has experience building both commercial and residential projects in Valley Glen and is currently in the process of constructing a condominium project with 14 units as well as two single family
homes in the immediate area. As a resident and business owner in the Valley Glen area, Mr. Alan has been involved as a council member of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Council as well as the Valley Glen Homeowners’ Association. He has developed relationships with other
homeowners and business owners in the area as well as having a valuable working relationship with Los Angeles Councilwoman, Wendy Gruell and her staff, who represent the area.
Mr. Alan is a native of Florida and has been living in Southern California for over 10 years. He is a graduate of Youngstown State University.