Corey Leff


Big-picture thinking balanced with detailed implementation defines the daily operations of Corey Leff, President of Chandler Partners. Corey built his career with several of California’s most highly regarded investment and development companies, honing his expertise in market rate and affordable housing. Most recently, Corey’s emphasis on LIHTC developments earned him valuable insights into navigating complicated financing structures and building trusted public-private partnerships.

Today, Corey serves as the backbone of these typologies at Chandler Partners, where he leads the company’s vertically integrated practice of developing, building, and managing properties the firm acquires. He stays closely involved in all aspects of each project—from land acquisition to entitlements, financial underwriting to construction, and leasing to long-term management—to ensure Chandler Partners’ assets provide immediate and sustaining value. An intuitive leader, Corey bridges the gap between personalities and backgrounds among cities, community groups, and project teams to drive collaboration toward smart and appropriate solutions in any situation.

Over more than 15 years in real estate development and financing, Corey is credited with more than $300 million in successful investments.

“Corey is an intelligent and highly motivated individual. He understands what it takes to get deals done and works well with other parties to achieve mutual objectives.”

Tara Barauskas, Executive Director
Community Corporation of Santa Monica

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