Kei Hayashi has extensive experience advising clients on innovative financing and development strategies for real estate projects. Kei's skills and experience are tailored to supporting both private and public sector clients meet financial and policy goals.
She gained expertise in economic development financing and real estate development through her leadership position at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where among other responsibilities she was the executive director of the New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA). At the NYCIDA, Kei developed tax-exempt bond programs to assist a range of borrowers – from small industrial and non-profit entities to large governmental issuers. Transaction highlights include: Value Capture Analysis for Friends of the BQX; Hudson Yards Financing; Pepsi Bottling Company; USTA Tennis Center; American Airlines and Terminal One Group financings at John F. Kennedy Airport; NY Presbyterian Hospital; and Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogen.
In addition to leading BJH, Kei is currently an adjunct professor in the Planning Department at the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU. She received a BA from Wesleyan and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.