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!”
-Anonymous,

Our Impact

42,000

Total seats created

100+

School facilities built or renovated

$900M

Invested in under-resourced communities

Recent Projects

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