Arteen Mnayan

Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs - California, Land Use Entitlements & CEQA Compliance - California, Real Estate Development & Construction


Arteen Mnayan represents investors and developers in all aspects of the real estate entitlement and development process, focusing on land use entitlement matters, helping developers navigate state and local regulations and authorities, government outreach, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance.


Representative experience includes serving on the following Mayer Brown project teams:

  • Representing Millennium Partners with entitlements for the famed Capitol Records building in Hollywood. The project will include approximately 1,005 residential units, significant commercial uses, and vast amounts of public and private open spaces.
  • Representing Watt Investment Partners with due diligence and entitlements on multiple projects in and around Southern California, including obtaining entitlements for the Metro Joint Development Program at the Expo/Crenshaw Station with a 400 unit mixed-use projects, and the acquisition and entitlement of an office building in Los Angeles that was converted into a medical office building.
  • Representing AvalonBay Communities with its land use entitlements in Southern California, including with a 475-unit mixed-use project in the Arts District, a ballot measures initiative in the City of Calabasas, and with its winning proposal to develop a 1,000-unit mixed-use project with residential, commercial, and municipal uses at the West L.A. Civic Center and Courthouse sites in response to a County and City of Los Angeles issued Request for Proposal. The West L.A. project involves the negotiation of an exclusive negotiating agreement and other municipal agreements and obtaining land use entitlements through a dual entitlement process with the County and the City.


  • University of Southern California, BA, cum laude
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, JD


  • California


  • English
  • Armenian

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Legislative Affairs Committee Member of the Los Angeles Business Council
  • Land Use Committee Member of the Valley Industry Commerce Association
  • Member of the Central City Association of Los Angeles 
  • Member of the State Bar of California