Barry J. Schultz, Esq.

Barry J. Schultz brings 25 years of combined legal, planning and community development experience to his law practice. His practice focuses on real estate/land use, redevelopment, affordable housing and sustainable development. He has over 15 years of experience in representing clients in obtaining land use entitlements, negotiating agreements with redevelopment agencies, affordable housing and in obtaining public financing involving various local, state and federal funds. Additionally, he has provided strategic counseling to clients on regulatory matters involving inclusionary housing, density bonuses, and other housing related ordinances and regulations.

Prior to joining Stutz Artiano Shinoff and Holtz, Mr. Schultz was the chief executive officer of the San Diego Capital Collaborative, a community investment corporation and advisor to the San Diego Smart Growth Fund, a $90 million real estate equity fund targeting workforce housing and mixed use development in San Diego urban communities. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the fund’s socially responsible investment strategy.

Mr. Schultz also has significant public sector experience. He served on the City of San Diego’s Planning Commission from 2001 to 2009. He also served as chief of staff and senior policy advisor to former City of San Diego Councilman William Jones, advising the councilman on housing, land use and redevelopment issues.

He is active in numerous professional and community organizations. He is a member of Urban Land Institute and a former urban community advisor to the San Diego/Tijuana District Council. He also serves on the boards of Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation, California Southern Small Business CDC and the advisory board for the San Diego Community Land Trust.

Board Members 2016 - 2017

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