MOVE2030 Speaker Series – Genesis LA
Join us in a Four Part Series exploring outside the box options for a more vibrant economy:
March 23rd = The Future of Affordable Housing with Tom De Simone of Genesis LA
Tom De Simone is responsible for overseeing Genesis LA’s operations and managing business activities. Mr. De Simone has sourced, structured and/or closed more than $350 million in direct lending and New Market Tax Credit investments for Genesis LA. He has helped to grow Genesis LA’s capital resources and has designed innovative investment programs that have helped Genesis LA to become a unique financing entity in the Los Angeles community. Under his leadership, Genesis LA’s total assets and net assets have tripled.
Prior to joining Genesis LA, Mr. De Simone was a John Gardner Fellow in the Office of Mayor James K. Hahn, where he worked on policies and programs to alleviate homelessness and spur economic development. After his fellowship, he worked for the General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department, assisting in the development of a supportive housing program and an acquisition and predevelopment loan fund.
Mr. De Simone holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. De Simone is committed to improving the social, economic, and physical character of undeserved communities in Los Angeles through new and innovative partnerships.