Bridge Development Partners, LLC announced today that it has hired Heather Crossner as Senior Vice President of Development in its Los Angeles office. Crossner will oversee all project entitlements as well as political, community and public relations during project development and assist landowners, developers, and community members in navigating the development process.
Prior to joining Bridge, Crossner worked for 13 years as Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and was a member of the firm’s Environmental, Land & Resources Department, where her practice focused on land use, environmental and real estate development. Her transition into her role with Bridge’s development team will allow her to expand her work beyond legal matters and fully embrace her passion of guiding stakeholders through complicated project approval processes, addressing resident concerns and comments, and facilitating the shared vision of both Bridge Development and city leadership to ensure mutually beneficial projects.
“I’m thrilled to join Bridge’s development team, and to be a part of a company whose work truly improves the quality of life in communities where they build,” said Heather Crossner. “I’m looking forward to applying my past experience to new challenges with Bridge and being part of a transparent, supportive development culture.”
Crossner’s wealth of experience includes the Village at Westfield Topanga – a mixed-use complex with 444,744 square feet of retail space and a Costco, and approval for future development of 285,000 square feet of office space and a 275-key high-rise hotel. She has also worked on redevelopment of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center, including on negotiations with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for a direct subway connection to the site.
Crossner also holds significant experience working with civic organizations such as historic preservation groups. In the case of Crescent Heights’ luxury residential project adjacent to the historic Hollywood Palladium, Crossner held a series of meetings to address community concerns for the project and discuss necessary renovations to the Palladium itself. Crossner has extensive experience working with local neighborhood councils and homeowner organizations to facilitate and ensure development that is compatible with local neighborhoods and fits each community’s unique landscape.
“We’re excited to welcome Heather to the team,” said Brian Wilson, Partner for Bridge’s Western Regional office. “We were struck by her impact on the Los Angeles real estate landscape, and knew that her passion for strategic, ethical development practices would be a great addition to Bridge.”
Crossner graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 and earned her Juris Doctorate from Harvard University Law School in 2006.