Delegate Profile


Job TitleSenior Partner

Company NameLeisure Development Partners (LDP)


Yael Coifman is a founding partner of Leisure Development Partners (LDP) and has spent 20 years conducting market and economic testing for both new projects and existing operations, providing services to the development, investment and operations communities. Prior to founding LDP, Yael was a director at ERA based in Los Angeles, Washington DC & London. She founded LDP with long-time collaborator Michael Collins in 2008. During her years consulting in the industry, Yael has completed projects in over 60 countries across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia. 

Throughout her career, Yael’s experience includes projects around the globe such as attraction, museum and themed entertainment resort feasibility, due diligence for sales and acquisitions, economic impact, improvement and development strategy, sports and entertainment venue appraisals, mixed-use development strategy, operator and investor solicitation and several expert witness appearances. Yael has worked with many of the major players in worldwide attractions operations including Six Flags, Fox Studios, SeaWorld, Universal, Parques Reunidos, Disney, and Warner Bros, as well as investment groups, developers and public sector organizations. Yael has worked on a variety of types of projects over the years ranging from major IP branded theme park destination resorts and mixed use master plans to smaller niche projects. Given her broad international experience, she brings global perspective to every project. 



About Leisure Development Partners

LDP is a specialist boutique consulting practice focused on the economics of visitor attractions and leisure real estate. The company’s four partners, Yael Coifman, Michael Collins, James Kennard and Natalia Bakhlina have more than 60 years combined experience with an unrivalled depth of global expertise.

LDP works with developers, owners and operators of theme and amusement parks, waterparks, educational, cultural and commercial attractions, venues for events, conferencing and sports, resorts, entertainment attractions and mixed use and retail developments anchored by leisure. 

Assignment types can range from testing the market and feasibility for new projects to an assessment of existing attractions to improve performance, or for due diligence or valuation purposes.

Conference Sessions


    12-Nov-2019, 10:00 - 17:30, Hotel Martinez Cannes

    MAPIC launches a new sister event accelerating the integrtion of leisure in lifestyle destinations! The Leisure Day is a by invitation only event* REQUEST YOUR...

    • Language: English

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