TCS Team

Our dedicated and experienced professionals are here to help you.


Laura Zuckerman

Laura has over 10 years of professional experience in acquisition of entitlements, feasibility, land use, and housing. She brings a strong understanding of land use issues and environmental regulations to permitting and development. Her additional professional experiences include working in the public sector of various planning departments. Her experience includes processing development applications, conducting policy studies, and engaging stakeholders on project and policy issues.

Laura holds a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from San Diego State University.

Cell: (408) 674-5123
Direct: (916) 262-8819
Office: (916) 822-3212
Email: lzuckerman@tcsplanning.com


Jeff Pemstein

Jeff is a real-estate industry leader with over 30 years of professional experience in land acquisition, entitlements, development, and construction. Jeff oversees all aspects of management within Towne Counsulting Services (TCS), with emphasis on land use and financial analysis.

Jeff is an expert in developing highest and best use programs, providing strategic application related to local market conditions. He has managed and prepared a range of special studies and projects including development agreements, comprehensive development codes, zoning code amendments, variances and updates, planned unit developments, tentative maps, final maps, annexations, housing, watershed studies, and flood control/levee assessments.

In addition to his role at TCS, Jeff is the Sacramento Division President of Homes by Towne, a national homebuilding firm and sister company of TCS. He is past Chairman of both the California Building Industry Association and the North State Building Industry Association, and continues to serve in various leadership positions within the National Association of Home Builders.

Jeff has a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Cornell University, and Bachelor's Degrees in Urban Economics and Sociology from Occidental College.

Cell: (916) 832-8228
Office: (916) 822-3212
Email: jpemstein@tcsplanning.com


Bob Johnson

Senior Advisor
Bob has over 30 years of experience as a planner and urban designer of cities, master-planned communities, resorts, fairs, and entertainment based projects. Bob is semi-retired.

Bob has an Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Planning from the University of California at Davis.

Cell: (916) 926-8277
Office: (916) 822-3212
Email: bjohnson@tcsplanning.com