Asher moved to Los Angeles as a small child and has called no other place home. He graduated summa cum laude (top of his class) from UCLA with a major in communications and a minor in political science. In recognition of his success, the Communications Department selected Asher as its commencement speaker.
Asher then attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the president of the Environmental Law Society. As a law student, he worked for the ACLU in its class action lawsuit (Valentini v. Shinseki) against the VA in West LA for its failure to house homeless veterans. The ACLU ultimately won that case and the VA was forced to provide housing for over 1,000 homeless veterans.
After graduating from law school, Asher worked for Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, one of the premier real estate law firms in Los Angeles. As an attorney, his practice focused on complex real estate transactions, representing large private equity funds and institutional clients. In this work, Asher came to understand the inner workings of real estate’s biggest players.
After a few years practicing law, Asher joined The Luzzatto Company, a real estate company founded by his father. In only four years leading the company, Asher more than tripled the size of its portfolio, completing some of the most successful real estate projects in Los Angeles, including the Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine at USC, and an entire micro-market of creative buildings around the Exposition/Crenshaw metro station.
Asher has also been a leader in the preservation movement, prioritizing the rehabilitation and renovation of existing buildings with a focus on sustainable and inspiring design. Asher and his wife founded a yoga and meditation center on Fairfax and have dedicated much of their time to helping others find balance and slowness in the mind.
Asher is a rare talent capable of rebuilding innovation and creativity into government. Uninterested in being a career politician, he will prioritize the long-term financial, environmental, social and cultural strength of Los Angeles over short-term political gain. He is committed to serving the public interest rather than private interests.
If you vote for Asher, you are voting for transformative change: an unprecedented urban renaissance in Los Angeles.
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