carlos lovato 

assistant project manager

Carlos has 6 years of experience providing permit expediting services in the City and County of Los Angeles. At Irvine & Associates, Carlos is primarily focused on permit expediting and land use services, including entitlement application preparation and processing, land use feasibility studies and due diligence work, and project management. Carlos is focused on a wide range of land-use projects, including high-density residential and mixed-use developments, affordable housing developments, large-scale commercial projects, smaller tenant improvement permits, and low-density projects, including ADU permits. Carlos has a deep understanding the processes and procedures of the Dept. of Building and Safety, as well as other city Departments. Additionally, he has developed many contacts with key City Departmental Staff which helps him to expedite the permitting process.

Carlos completed his undergraduate career at the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently a Master of Planning student. He is a recipient of the prestigious Leadership in Diversity Fellowship and is on track to graduate in May 2020. 

When not focused on permits expediting, Carlos is spending quality time with his dogs. 


jared johnson

ASSOCIATE project manager

Jared has been working in land use consulting since 2015. Jared’s work has included zoning due diligence research for real estate development, project management, discretionary entitlement processing, Coastal Development Permits, urban planning, and building permit expediting (Santa Monica only). Jared has been involved in a variety of projects, ranging from Alcohol Exemptions to Zone Variances, throughout Los Angeles and Santa Monica. From 2016 to 2018, Jared was a member of the Glassell Park Planning and Land Use Committee. Previously, Jared interned with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning’s Urban Design Studio and the Torrance Transit Department.

Jared is a graduate of the Master's in Planning program at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (2013), and has a Bachelor's degree in Geography and Japanese Language from U.C. Santa Barbara (2008). He previously worked for Japan Airlines. Jared grew up in Clovis, California, where his family raised horses.

jordan beroukhim

ASSOCIATE project manager

Jordan has nearly 8 years of experience working in both the public and private sector fields, including 7 years working for the City of Los Angeles Council District 10.  As Planning Director of the 10th Council District, Jordan conducted property zoning and land use feasibility analyses as well as represented the Council Office in any and all public review actions and at public hearings. Jordan helped coordinate the efforts of project applicants, city agencies and neighborhood constituents to ensure project support and appropriate development. 

Jordan has worked on numerous cases, including Zone Changes, General Plan Amendments, Zone Variances, Conditional Use Permits, Tract Maps, Parcel Maps, Density Bonuses and Transit Oriented Community developments. During his tenure with the City of Los Angeles, helped entitle over 18,000 residential units, roughly 2,000 of which were reserved for low income and very low-income individuals and households.  Jordan has been instrumental in the entitlement of nearly 2 million square feet of Commercial, Retail, Medical, School and Institutional uses and has helped approve nearly 1,000 keys in guestroom hotel units.

Having private sector experience, Jordan brings much comprehension in the fields of Construction Management, Project Management and Property Management.  Jordan has extensive experience in the areas of residential and commercial real estate and has directly overseen real-estate acquisitions, plan check processes and construction monitoring to ensure that target schedules are met.

Jordan’s experience as Planning Director in addition to his private sector knowledge brings the optimal combination of proficiency to the Irvine & Associates team.

timothy moran

Senior project manager

Tim has over 9 years of experience in the public and private sectors, including 5 years as a Planner with the City of Camarillo Community Development Department in Ventura County and over a year as a freelance GIS consultant assisting with projects in Los Angeles County. Tim was Case Manager for a variety of projects in the City of Camarillo including General Plan Amendments, Zone Changes, Tract Map certifications, Conditional Use Permits, Plan Reviews and more. Tim also assisted on various long range planning assignments such as General Plan Element updates, Zoning Code updates, and assisted other agencies such as Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) with long range regional planning research. Tim has processed many entitlement and permit applications and, as Case Manager, represented developments in front of the City of Camarillo City Planning Commission and City Council.

While serving as a City Planner, Tim gained valuable experience and knowledge of City Planning, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Subdivision Map Act, Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA), and has worked with various State and Local Government Organizations. As a Senior Project Manager for Irvine and Associates for the past 3 years, Tim specializes in project management, development of entitlement strategies, preparation of project applications, and community and governmental outreach for a wide variety of projects across the City and County of Los Angeles.

In addition to mastering the zoning code, Tim is also mastering musical instruments, including the violin, bass guitar, guitar, piano, drums and whatever else he can get his hands on. He and his wife also enjoy traveling as much as possible.


president & Founder

Since 2004, Alex has developed and maintained extensive and professional knowledge of the City of Los Angeles Zoning Code, L.A. City Planning Department policy documents, various Specific Plans, the Subdivision Map Act for the State of California, State Legislation and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). At Irvine & Associates, Alex leads the team to provide top of the line professional land use and zoning consulting services, including zoning research and land use analysis for complex real estate development projects (retail, mixed use, residential and institutional). Alex has prepared and processed numerous applications such as zone changes, general plan amendments, conditional use permits, zone variances, vesting tentative tract maps, density bonus for on- and off-menu incentives, etc., for land use entitlements in the City of Los Angeles. 

Prior to founding Irvine & Associates, Alex was a Senior Project Manager at Craig Lawson & Co., LLC, a well-known Los Angeles based land use consulting firm, and a planner with the Los Angeles Dept. of City Planning.

Alex has also cultivated an extensive network of contacts with key City officials, qualified architects, environmental (CEQA) consultants, land use attorneys, traffic engineers, community outreach specialists, government relation specialists, civil engineers, land surveyors, appraisers, and other professionals who can be recommended as members of a project team.

In addition to Irvine & Associates, Alex has co-founded, an online platform specializing in providing cost-effective land use feasibility reports within the L.A. Area.

Alex currently sits on the Advisory Board and Housing Committee for the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. He also serves on the Executive Board for the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce. Alex is a member of the Central City Association, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association and is a Den Leader for his son’s Cub Scout Pack.

While not practicing land use, Alex enjoys spending time with his family and working on home projects. 

jonathan yang

Senior project manager

Jon has over 6 years experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Jonathan has been the project manager for a variety of cases in the City of Los Angeles including Conditional Use Permits, Zone Variance, Density Bonus Projects, Transit Oriented Communities Developments, Non-conforming uses, Plan Approvals, Land Use Covenants and more. Jonathan completed his Master of Planning from the University of Southern California and completed his undergraduate work as an Urban Studies and Planning major at the University of California, San Diego.  Jon worked in the transportation field with entities such as MoveSanDiego, a non-profit based in San Diego, the Department of Transportation for the City of Santa Monica and the transportation planning firm Nelson/Nygaard. He has also worked for the public sector for LA City Council District 14 as part of the planning team. Most recently, in the private sector, Jon was the Project Manager for Genesis Consulting, Inc, a land use consultant firm, specializing in alcohol related entitlements within Southern California.

As a Project Manager for Irvine & Associates, Jon specializes in the research, preparation, processing and monitoring of land use entitlement applications with a specialty in hospitality and (affordable) housing policy for a wide variety of projects across the City of Los Angeles. 

Jonathan is fluent is Korean and enjoys spending time with his family and his dog, Codi.

tanner blackman

senior project manager

Prior to assuming his role at Irvine & Associates, Tanner was a Senior Consultant at Kindel Gagan Public Affairs Advocacy, working on a broad range of real estate development and public policy projects. Tanner was also the Planning Director for LA City Council District 14, overseeing development in Downtown Los Angeles and coordinating the City Council’s Planning & Land Use Management Committee.

Tanner was a Planner for the Los Angeles Dept. of City Planning, drafting several adopted land use Ordinances for the Code Studies Section as well as staffing the Department’s Environmental Review and Division of Land sections.

Tanner is also an adjunct instructor of Urban Planning at USC’s Price School of Public Policy and has been a lecturer for the Southern California Institute of Architecture’s Future Initiatives (SCI-FI) Program. He has been an invited lecturer at universities throughout California as well as the University of Tokyo.

Tanner is a board member of the public art organization Art Share LA, which supports emerging artists and maintains affordable artist housing in DTLA’s Arts District. Tanner has also served on the boards of the Do Art Foundation and the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and the Exhibits Committee of the A+D, the Architecture & Design Museum.  He has advised the LA Philharmonic as well as opera & theatre companies, The Industry & The Wilderness. Tanner also helped launch the Triforium Project.

Tanner has served as an elected Director of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and on the boards and committees of several professional organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, the American Institute of Architects | LA, and the LA Section of the American Planning Association.

Tanner is fluent in Japanese enjoys conducting walking history tours of Downtown Los Angeles.