ABOUT US
Placemakers both in the public sector and private sector, around the world have unrealized plans sitting on shelves – plans for addressing poor or inadequate infrastructure, plans to encourage economic development, redevelopment or restoration plans, plans for placemaking, plans for development. Because of the complex nature of these, it takes courage to implement them. The most fail-safe method we have found to build courage is to help eliminate risk.  That is precisely where we can help. 

Rebecca Leonard, FAICP, PLA, LEED AP, CNU-A the founder of Lionheart Places LLC, has over 20 years of experience in community planning, urban design, engagement and facilitation and landscape architecture.  She has created countless plans and has worked closely with her private development and public agency clients to ensure that they are implemented.  It is her awareness of the challenges bridging from visioning into implementation that drove her to open Lionheart, a firm committed to seeing clients realize their visions! 


Lionheart will jump in to support and advocate for clients wherever they are in the process of creation – problem or opportunity identification, visioning, phasing, testing the market, partnership building, financing, construction and post occupancy analysis.  Lionheart’s process creates a framework for all implementation activities ensuring that they are advancing the project to completion while confirming they are supportable by the marketplace, financeable by a variety of sources, feasible in design and construction and supportable by the stakeholders. We monitor comprehensive risk and alert clients to potential pitfalls. This helps our clients keep their courage through the long process of implementation. When your team is overwhelmed or unable to determine a path towards realization of your vision, call Lionheart to help.

What gets in the way of realizing your visions? 

Because of the complex nature of most plans, it takes courage to see them through to implementation. Fear of market instabilities, confusing or fluctuating financing conditions, poor design solutions and stakeholder backlash often temper the courage needed for implementation.  Early in the project, Lionheart identifies the things that stifle courage and persistently mitigates for those throughout the course of the entire project.

Who are we and what can we do to help? 

Rebecca Leonard, FAICP, PLA, LEED AP, CNU-A the founder of Lionheart Places LLC, has over 20 years of experience in community planning, urban design, engagement and facilitation and landscape architecture.  She has created countless visions and has worked closely with her private development and public agency clients to ensure that they are implemented.  Lionheart, the company, was started to provide Rebecca with a vehicle for addressing the implementation needs of her clients. She can advise the client and their teams, establish goals and manage expectations, track progress, protect resources and orchestrate construction and move in.

Many clients have competing job responsibilities and have a hard time finding the time to implement the development process.  Lionheart can save you time and act as a flexible extension of your staff.  Lionheart will transparently track schedules and budgets of the entire project team to ensure that your goals are reached. Frequent updates and clear tracking tools will ensure that you are constantly in control all while you’re focused on what you do best. 

Long implementation projects occasionally lose sight of the project’s goals.  Lionheart’s process creates a framework for all implementation activities ensuring that they are advancing the project to completion while confirming they are supportable by the marketplace, financeable by a variety of sources, feasible in design and construction and supportable by the stakeholders. We monitor comprehensive risk and alert clients to potential pitfalls. This helps our clients keep their courage through the long process of implementation. 

Transparency is essential to ensure that all the correct parties share the necessary awareness of project progress. Using an online project management system, Lionheart will facilitate strong communication between all parties and the management of all project documents. This system makes the project transparent to all users while maintaining security. Information is exchanged swiftly, effortlessly and on demand.

When does it make sense to engage Lionheart? 

Lionheart will jump in to support and advocate for clients wherever they are in the process of creation – problem or opportunity identification, visioning, testing the market, partnership building, construction and post occupancy analysis. When your team is overwhelmed or unable to determine a path towards realization of your vision, call Lionheart to help.