Lisa H. Lyons is a Principal with Carlisle Tax Credit Advisors and oversees the historic tax credit investment process for the company’s proprietary HTC funds. Her responsibilities include originating investments, managing the closing and investment due diligence process, and overseeing the asset management function for the full lifecycle of each investment.
She brings over 20 years of real estate consulting experience involving tax credit investments and syndication, public-private partnership structuring and real estate analysis. Ms. Lyons currently works with Carlisle Tax Credit Advisors LLC in helping developers, investors and owners to utilize various tax credit programs including historic rehabilitation tax credits, low-income housing tax credits and new markets tax credits.
Previously, Ms. Lyons worked at Ernst & Young LLP for eight years providing a variety of real estate, strategic and tax credit advisory services. She advised corporate, government and non-profit clients on real estate and financial issues surrounding developments of multiple property types including: low-income housing, historic property re-use, mixed-use, transit facilities, performing arts, residential, office, assisted living, and downtown redevelopments. She performed market studies, financial and economic impact analyses and investment and acquisition due diligence. While at Ernst & Young, she also served for one year as a strategic analyst to the firm’s Vice Chair for Strategy in the development of the firm’s global strategy. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Ms. Lyons worked at the Congressional Budget Office of the U.S. Congress as a financial and budget analyst for an $11 billion portfolio of federal community development, rural housing, Native American affairs and disaster assistance programs.
Ms. Lyons received a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. She received a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Management specializing in Public Sector Financial Management from the University of Maryland. Ms. Lyons is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Preservation Alliance of Philadelphia and the Urban Land Institute.