Senior Affordable Housing Finance Consultant, Community Economics
Lisa Motoyama joined Community Economics in 2018, bringing together her experience and expertise from work across the public, nonprofit and for-profit affordable housing development sectors, and through the life cycle of development from feasibility to refinance and recapitalization. With more than 20 years of housing development experience, Lisa brings her passion and expertise to improving the lives of low-income people.
Prior to Community Economics, she served as a program director at the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development where she was primarily responsible for the infrastructure and real estate aspects of the nation’s first large-scale public housing transformation and reparations effort. During her tenure, 643 units were completed or started construction, and entitlements and development agreements approved for 3,300 units. Before her transition to the public sector, Lisa was an affordable housing developer and advocate in the nonprofit sector. In her previous position as Housing Development Director at Resources for Community Development, she was responsible for the development of more than 1,100 units serving 3,000 low income adults and children, many with special needs.
In addition to her work experience, she has served in volunteer positions ranging from the Contra Costa County Affordable Housing Finance Committee, and the EBHO Board of Directors, to the El Cerrito Planning Commission and the Oversight Board of the San Francisco Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure. She earned her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley.