Fast Eddie

Eddie Navarrette (a.k.a. “Fast Eddie”)

CHIEF CONSULTANT

Eddie Navarrette (a.k.a. “Fast Eddie”)

CHIEF CONSULTANT

Eddie uses his extensive knowledge of the Planning, Building, and Health codes to develop overall project design and strategy for his clients' projects. He oversees each phase of every project to ensure the level of professionalism and customer service that his clients have come to expect. In addition, Eddie is FE Design's chief representative at all public hearings and he often meets with Senior City staff to discuss his projects or the overall direction of the municipal code. Because of his knowledge of the industry, Eddie has been featured or quoted in several news stories and articles regarding hospitality permitting in the City of Los Angeles. Since he started FE Design in 2003, Eddie has helped over 500 businesses research their properties and secure Planning Variances and Conditional Uses, Building Permits, Health Permits, Revocable Permits, Industrial Waste Permits, Special Event Permits, Alcoholic Beverage Control Licenses, and Police Permits for Dance Halls and Live Entertainment. Eddie's start in the hospitality industry began when his favorite rock club, the legendary Jabberjaw Café , was unceremoniously shuttered by city officials. His tireless battle to keep the club open ended in 1997 when it became apparent that the building could not meet Fire Department regulations. Out of that experience came the realization that business owners sorely needed help in order to navigate the requirements of City, County and State agencies. Now, nearly 20 years later, FE Design consulted upon the most licenses in all of Los Angeles County in 2015. A testament to Eddie’s reliability and expertise in this unique landscape for businesses. Eddie grew up in the Los Angeles area and currently lives in Little Tokyo. He enjoys traveling to new and exotic locales and is also a competitive salsa dancer!

THE TEAM

Manny Diaz
Principal Planner
Dafne Gokcen
Senior Planner
Julie Pashinyan
Design & Expediting Manager
Henry Truong
ABC Consultant
Sarmen Ohanian
Drafting Supervisor
Xing Ming
Assistant Planner
Tarisai Kuvhenguhwa
Project Manager
Arshin Azarmi
Drafter
Marina Trunova
Office Manager
Frank Fuentes
Project Manager
Kristan Lagman
Project Coordinator
Troy Neves
Executive Assistant

ADVOCACY

Eddie has always stood up for the little guy. The underdog, the misfit, the artist. Eddie's deep investment in the Los Angeles community has led to his engagement with various philanthropic and professional organizations, including a partnership with the nonprofit El Nido Family Centers, where Eddie volunteered to develop their culinary program, a seat on the board of ArtShareLA, a cultural organization and affordable housing building for artists in the Arts District, and an emerging role as a hospitality advocacy leader, through his role as a founder and board member of the Independent Hospitality Coalition.
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