Land Use, Planning & Development Services.

Your permit needs. Resolved.

Serving Malibu, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Pasadena, Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

Why Choose Us.

We bring extensive industry knowledge and a strategic approach to every project. Our team combines years of experience with up-to-date expertise on regulations and best practices in land use, development, and permitting.

We are passionate about our projects and take great pride in realizing goals into reality.

Tailored Service

We understand that each project is unique. That's why we offer customized solutions designed to meet your specific needs.​

Strong Relationships

We've built strong relationships with local officials and agencies, which can be invaluable in expediting the permit process.

Efficient Process

Our systematic approach ensures a smooth, efficient process, reducing delays and keeping your project on schedule.

Experienced Team

Our team of seasoned professionals has the knowledge and experience to navigate the complex regulatory environment.

Who We Are.

Erik Yesayan is the founder and director of Pattern. He’s an urban planner and developer with over fifteen years of land use planning and policy experience in Southern California. Erik’s work has spanned the policy and planning spectrum from real estate and infrastructure development, transportation planning, and historic preservation.

What We Do.

We help people navigate the complex land use approval process to achieve their development goals.

Project Management

Our team offers complete support for your project, from planning to construction, while keeping costs low and maximizing efficiency.


Our team collaborates with local jurisdictions to develop comprehensive long-term plans, such as General Plan updates, Specific Plans, and Historic Preservation guidelines, among others.

Due-Diligence & Title Research

Our team conducts comprehensive investigations and feasibility assessments to confirm zoning regulations and title/easement details.

Entitlements & Permitting

We manage the approval process for your project, ensuring your application meets all requirements and is approved in a timely manner.

Expert Witness & Court Appearance

Benefit from our Expert Witness services as we
interpret land use and permit issues in legal settings. Depend on us for precise and understandable testimonies to
bolster your case.

Hear from our clients.

“Pattern did a great job for us. They were in contact with the County from start to finish. We definitely recommend them and will use them again in the future.”

Brad Scott

General Manager | Beauchamp Distribution Company

“We have used Pattern for more than one of our LA projects now, and we remain impressed by the attention they pay to our projects. We often deal with highly complex situations and the Pattern team cheerfully maneuvers us through the complexity of the codes and remains open to out-of-the-box thinking.”

Evelyn Kalka

Director of Development | Giovannini Associates

“Pattern’s support has not only saved us considerable time when dealing with the city on multiple projects, but they have also been instrumental in helping us navigate through complex fee structures and devising efficient strategies to obtain permits. I wholeheartedly recommend them for all permit-related endeavors.”

Tim Cheng

Co-Founder | Modus Development

Our Projects.

We serve all of Malibu, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Pasadena, Los Angeles and the surrounding area.

Our projects include single-family and multi-family residential, retail/restaurants, distribution warehouses, subdivisions, and more.