Lisa Stanley leads a team of talented real estate professionals committed to one thing: helping U.S. K-12 schools leverage their facilities to achieve their critical missions. Whether your K-12 school is brand new or long established, constructing a facility or entering a new market, we will work with you to evaluate your situation, understand your goals and craft facilities solutions that meet your needs and support your school’s vision.

CBRE’s breadth and depth of real estate services and expertise is unrivaled—locally, regionally and around the world. But it is our team’s personal commitment to the K-12 school community and passionate advocacy on our K-12 school clients’ behalf that sets us apart from the competition.

Our team chose to specialize in providing the full spectrum of real estate services to K-12 schools because we understand the awesome impact well-designed and efficiently-operated K-12 schools can have on the communities they serve. We strive to serve K-12 schools as far more than just real estate brokers. We are committed to partnering with you through every aspect of opening, expanding or relocating your school facilities. We provide full-service facility resources, strategic guidance and creative solutions every step of the way—freeing up your administrators to focus on your school’s most valuable assets: the students, the staff, and a cutting-edge curriculum.

Leave the multitude of demands and requirements surrounding facility development, acquisition and renovation to us!



As the saying goes, those who fail to plan are planning to fail. The team includes expert planners—adept at helping you plan your work, and work your plan. By aiding you in the identification of clear goals and objectives, we can help you transform your K-12 school’s vision into a comprehensive and workable plan of action. Not only will our team help you to properly plan for a wide variety of projects, but we will also stand by your side through every step of the project’s management and implementation. In this way, we ensure your ultimate success.



It goes without saying that much of your K-12 school’s success hinges on finding the right location. Whether you need a temporary site or a permanent facility, our team provides every service needed to secure the location that best fits your needs. Our acquisition services include:

  • Detailed market research and demographic modeling that summarizes key pieces of data
  • Comprehensive review and negotiation of land/lease contracts
  • Drafting and issuance of Letters of Intent
  • Comment and consultation on any required contracts 



Too often, the development or growth of K-12 schools is hindered by one small but crucial question: “How are we going to fund our project?” While the issue of financing can be complex and multi-faceted, rest assured that we can help you with every aspect of finance acquisition and financial management. Not only will we help you secure the finances needed, we will help you create and manage a financial plan that guarantees an optimal return on every dollar invested.  Financial consultation services include:

  • Cost, budget and operations analysis surrounding acquisition, disposition or construction
  • Project/financial feasibility modeling 
  • Property valuation
  • Business and marketing plan creation
  • Credit enhancement and finance acquisition
  • Establishment and documentation of your school’s financial history

We understand that the process of designing, building and/or renovating your K-12 school can seem overwhelming. This is expressly why we handle every aspect of the project for you, allowing you to focus on what you do best: managing the school and teaching our communities’ future leaders. Construction advisory, architect qualification, engineer selection, Request for Proposal issuance, entitlement process services, and move management are just a few of the areas in which we can assist you.


Lisa believes in the visionary work of his K-12 school clients. Over the last few years, they’ve chosen this specialization because they have witnessed the powerful, positive effect a K-12 school can have on students and communities in need. Lisa has completed 10 K-12 school transactions in the past two years—providing over 4,000 seats for students in new and expanding schools. The team has also managed over $30,000,000 in facilities acquisitions for K-12 schools over the past several years.

Lisa leverages CBRE’s vast platform of industry-leading services for his clients’ benefit. Combined with his deep market insight and influence of solid community relationships, he helps his clients make sound, strategic real estate decisions that strengthen their bottom line and support their company mission and vision.

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Success Stories

Significant Assignments

Partial Client List

  • Global Education Academy
  • Jack H. Skirball Middle School
  • Opportunities Unlimited Charter High School
  • O’Donovan Middle School
  • Animo Jefferson
  • Alliance College Ready Academy High School #7
  • Youth Policy Institute
  • Inner City Education Foundation
  • LA Alliance Ouchi High School
  • Lou Dantzler Middle School
  • Richard Merkin Middle School
  • Ralph Bunch Charter High School
  • Heritage College Ready Academy
  • Culture Language Academy of Science
  • Gertz-Ressler High School
  • Alliance College Ready Academy Middle School # 7



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