Executive Vice President, Supportive Housing Fund
SDS Capital Group

Claudia Lima joined SDS in 2023 as Executive Vice President of the SDS Supportive Housing Fund, a highly innovative Impact fund that provides construction financing for multifamily supportive housing projects in California. Ms. Lima drives the investment approval and closing process and leads the asset management activities for the fund. Prior to SDS, Ms. Lima was the Managing Director of the Community Lending and Investments unit at CIT Bank, a division of First Citizens Bank, covering twenty-two states. There she oversaw a team of underwriters for community development loans and equity investments which included Low Income Housing Tax Credit Funds (LIHTC), Affordable Housing Preservation Funds, Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), as well as construction and perm loans for affordable housing and community facilities. Other previous roles include Executive Director of LISC LA, one of the largest CDFIs in the nation, where she was responsible for overseeing the lending, equity and grant making activities covering Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and VP of Project Finance and Treasurer for a prominent national developer of community facilities where she led efforts to secure financing for new construction and rehab projects nationwide. Ms. Lima began her career in finance with Prudential Financial where she held professional licenses to transact municipal securities and mutual funds. Ms. Lima holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business, a Masters degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University, and has completed the USC Ross Program in Real Estate.

Speaking at the Following:

Feb 20

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Homeless to Housed: Defining the Value & Impact of Deeply Affordable Housing

2:00pm – 3:15pm
Hilton Austin, Governor's Salon E, Floor 4

Contrary to popular belief, deeply affordable housing aimed at addressing the needs of unhoused individuals and families can yield positive returns on investment (ROI). This session will explore the value and impact of permanent supportive housing (PSH). A panel of experts will discuss the costs and benefits of PSH, as well as the return on investment for both individual investors and society as a whole. Additionally, the panelists will share best practices and innovative financing strategies for developing housing that effectively address the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. This session is presented by ULI’s Homeless to Housed Initiative.