We would like to introduce you to our Director of Real Estate: Anisha Steephen! An awesome new addition to our team. She is one of the key elements in helping Spaceworks [Make Space].

Anisha joined Spaceworks in December 2018. Anisha’s experience is focused in successful public-private partnerships that support investments and asset building in low-wealth communities to advance the growth of creative entrepreneurship, middle-skill jobs, and the development of affordable housing. Previously, Anisha was a Senior Investment Officer at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the nation’s largest Community Development Financial Institutions where she founded the economic development lending and policy practice in the NYC market.

She has also worked in the Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs and at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Anisha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in City & Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a co-author of the book Cities and the Politics of Difference: Multiculturalism and Diversity in Urban Planning (2015).

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