NELA has been an inspiration

“My experience as a Sales Agent, I have worked with NELA ( North East LA Properties ) for over six years. In this time, they have successfully facilitated the purchasing, rehabbing , and closing of multiple properties that I have pitched to them. NELA has been an inspiration to myself and Brokerage, Pina Realty, as they are examples of professionalism, efficiency and ethical practice in our industry.
NELA is a Company that lives up to its mission of bettering and beautifying the community through real estate. They work fast and are responsive , with a high level of customer service. They make solid business decisions, I have never had any problems working with them. When we’ve had a challenging situation, they have been proactive and stepped up to the challenge to assist in successfully closing the transaction.
In my opinion, any Agent would be truly lucky to have NELA as an investor or developer because of their ability to do good business, be ethical and efficient. I endorse NELA wholeheartedly.”

Ruben Fraire

San Pascual Highland Park

“I am glad that NELA Development found my listing…The transaction was closed very smoothly and professionally. The team shows great teamwork. I am looking forward to more working experiences with them, especially Jonathan.”

Rosi UengReeline Realty

Purchase 09/28/16

El Sereno Puchase Minto Ct.

“NELA Development is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the selling of a home. Edward and Jonathan were partners with us throughout the process. They answered all our questions. From the opening to the closing of escrow, they were the one thing I never had to worry about. There was never a hectic, stressful time with the NELA Development people. I would highly recommend them to everyone who is thinking of selling a home in North East Los Angeles. Thank you so much guys.”

Peter Lopez


Great Experience !!!! 1621 Westerly Terrace

“The staff at NELA Development, especially Jonathan, were professional, full of knowledge and honest. Transaction went smooth from the first day up until we closed escrow. I was super pleased with everything and It truly was a pleasure doing business with them. I look forward to many future dealings with NELA Development and glad to be able to share my experience with others. Thank you!!”

Raffi SoualianJohnHart Real Estate

Winning team for homeowners!

“As a long time homeowner with zip experience in buying or selling a home, I had lots of questions and concerns when my partner and I decided to sell in order to downsize into retirement. After interviewing a handful of realtors we decided to work with NELA and teamed up with Martha Strain and others from NELA — what a stress-free and successful experience! Martha was ALWAYS available with answers, resources and her positive, calm work style. We understood at each step in the sales process what were our alternatives and received all the info and support needed to make good decisions. NELA really knew our house, neighborhood and us. The sale was quick and smooth. We encourage others to work with NELA if selling or buying!”

Leanna Noble

Definitely work with their team again!

“I was the listing agent on a property sold in El Sereno and NELA Development had made a very strong offer. They mad this transaction very easy and smooth. We were able to close escrow in less than 9 days. I was glad to be a part of this transaction and would definitely work with their team again!”

Nathan AlcantarRealtor

El Sereno

I will definitely be doing more business with them.

“I was the listing agent on a probate home for sale in El Sereno. The home needed major repair and would not qualify for a standard loan purchase. NELA Development made a strong offer, higher than the other 7 offers in hand, and was able to purchase it as-is. This was a huge relief to the probate court. After the sale was approved by the court, NELA Development quickly sent the funds over needed to close the transaction. I will definitely be doing more business with them.”

Ramiro Rivas

They are able to close escrow pretty fast if necessary and are professional

“Did not waste my time working with Jonathan Barr at NELA Development when finding a cash buyer for a homeowner facing foreclosure. They went well beyond my expectations. They are able to close escrow pretty fast if necessary and are professional. I send all of my off the market prospects to NELA Development for a fast initial offer. In addition, NELA Development truly brings properties back to life that needed it for families to purchase. Thank you for being real investors and not wannabes!”

Natalie Cooke

Very competent and professional

“NELA Development purchased a hillside home that I had listed near Cal State Los Angeles. They investigated the property, submitted an outstanding offer, and purchased the home. The house was not in very good condition, but the people at NELA Development had excellent knowledge of the area, the local real estate market, and the potential of the property.

They abided by all of the conditions that they set up in their original offer. They performed everything that they needed to do in a very timely manner, and the transaction went through without any problems.
I look forward to other business dealings with the people at NELA Development. Very competent and professional.”

Wayne HorinoRealtor

I would highly recommend working with Jonathan Barr

“Jonathan and his team approached us in hopes to acquire one of our small investment properties. We were entertaining selling the property, but were concerned about the broker fees, and related costs that would be associated. With all of the normal risks and variables that can occur in the sale of any property, we wanted to make sure that the sale would go through successfully and without trouble. I am happy to say that Jonathan and his team conducted themselves in an ethical and gracious manner throughout the entire transaction process. It really could not have gone better. I would highly recommend working with Jonathan Barr, you will be in great hands.”

R. Navarro

Dear Edward

“I trust that you are thriving in every way. Thank you for a smooth escrow. I must confess that it was the fastest and smoothest I have experienced in my 25 years in the real estate business. I have enclosed keys to the padlock on the gate to the back of the property. There is a trailer left behind by the brother of a past tenant. I have not been successful in reaching him! I wish you the best with the property you just purchased, in all your positive business dealings and for a wonderful holiday season.”

Louis Jordan

Over Three Decades Of Proven Real Estate Development Success