At PCSD, we believe every child deserves a safe and inspiring learning environment.
We partner with charter schools to create long-term facilities solutions aimed at
dismantling systemic inequality and expanding educational opportunities in
under-resourced communities.

Read About Our Commitment To Racial Equity

What We Do

PCSD is a non-profit, full-service real estate development firm. We offer an array of services tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each of our charter school partners. Our core services include:

Project Management

We manage all aspects of a facilities project, from site search to design to construction, and everything in between.

Access to Capital

We provide qualified charter school partners access to low-cost capital through philanthropic equity.

Strategic Planning

We advise on how to align short and long-term facilities needs with growth plans.

Learn About Our Approach

Our Partners

We work with nonprofit charter schools of all sizes — from single schools to large networks. Each of our partners shares our commitment to addressing systemic inequality in education and promoting social mobility.

“It has been a pleasure to work with PCSD as we built the Fenton Primary Center and renovated the Fenton Academies in Sun Valley. They are a class act!”

-Irene Sumida, Co-Founder, Fenton Public Charter Schools,

“At the outset, financing our project with PCSD was the best route for our school community from a cost perspective. Our project had two phases, including the purchase and renovation of a site, followed by new construction. PCSD’s team proved adept at handling all the nuances of both phases. The combination of financing structure plus high-quality project management services made PCSD our best choice.”

-Brandon Paige, Director of Finance & Operations, Lighthouse Community Schools,

“PCSD plays a critical role, especially for newer charter management organizations (CMOs) or start up charter schools that don’t have expertise or in-house support.”

-Alison Suffet Diaz, Founder & Director of Growth & Sustainability, Environmental Charter Schools,

“PCSD is a true partner. We rely on them as subject matter experts, and have full confidence in their advice.”

-Saman Bravo-Karimi, Chief Business Officer, Bright Star Public Schools,

“PCSD went above and beyond to get our project off the ground and on the way to a timely completion. From planning, to financing to project management, the team has been instrumental.”

-Kevin Sved, CEO, Navigator Schools,
“PCSD are a wonderful organization to work with. We feel incredibly supported by you!”
-Luke Duchene, School Director, Ross Valley Charter Schools,
“I would highly recommend PCSD to any leader or charter org looking for facilities support!”

Our Impact


Total seats created


School facilities built or renovated


Invested in under-resourced communities

Recent Projects

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