Ayanna Oliver-Taylor is a Managing Director at L+M Development Partners and oversees all aspects of the company’s New York preservation portfolio. Since joining L+M in 2016, Ayanna has developed and preserved approximately 3,000 housing units representing nearly $1 billion in total capitalization. Recently, she led the teams that successfully executed two large scale public-private partnerships with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to recapitalize, rehabilitate and preserve 2,600 units of public housing. Ayanna’s expertise includes multilayered financing, design, structuring complex public-private partnerships, and building relationships with residents and agency representatives, making her instrumental to the overwhelming success of these projects. She was involved in L+M’s pandemic response, which supported the delivery of over 500,000 meals, provided large scale resident protections, secured a COVID-19 vaccination center for L+M’s Baychester development, and helped develop a portfolio-wide broadband access strategy to promote digital equity in New York City.
Prior to joining L+M, Ayanna spent two years as a Senior Project Manager at the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), where she financed over 2,200 units of multifamily housing utilizing a range of financing tools that leveraged both public and private resources to support the Mayor’s housing production goals.