Founder & Managing Partner
Alicia Glen is the Founder and Managing Principal of MSquared, a national real estate impact investing and development platform focused on promoting affordability, sustainability and inclusion in projects and the industry. Alicia is a former New York City Deputy Mayor where she oversaw more than 25 city agencies and authorities, a $100bn capital budget and was the architect of “Housing New York”, the largest affordable housing initiative in the country. Working with business and civic leaders, she launched several other ground-breaking programs and policy initiatives designed to diversify the City’s economic base and catalyze quality jobs while also making strategic investments in the arts, parks and transportation systems essential to growing a fun and equitable city.
Prior to being named Deputy Mayor, Alicia was the Head of the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, catalyzing over $5bn in transformational, mixed-use, mixed-income projects and innovative public private partnerships, including Citibike, New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Essex Crossing.
Alicia has served on many public, private and non-profits boards, and is currently the Chair of the Trust for Governor’s Island and the Co-Chair of the Gateway Development Commission.
A graduate of Columbia Law School and Amherst College, she is a nationally recognized expert in urban development, infrastructure finance, impact investing and housing policy.