HR&A Advisors Principal Kaye Matheny as a 40 Under 40 Winner!


The Urban Land 40 Under 40 winners are the top real estate professionals under 40 years of age. HR&A congratulates Kaye Matheny as a member of this inaugural group.


“This honor again affirms her stature as a leader. Kaye’s values and capacities embody HR&A’s mission and our vision for the future of cities. We value Kaye as a member of our community and as a resource for our clients.” – John Alschuler, HR&A Chairman


Kaye Matheny, Principal at HR&A, was named one of the winners of Urban Land magazine’s first ever 40 Under 40 competition. Urban Land, the flagship publication of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), announced the winners on Tuesday October 21st at the ULI Fall Meeting at the Javits Center in New York City. This select group is comprised of the best and brightest young professionals from around the world as determined by a jury of leading ULI members.


ULI Global Chairman Lynn Thurber recognized the honorees “These professionals are already making an impact on the industry,” Thurber said. “They are demonstrating outstanding leadership in all areas of real estate — design, development, finance, planning, sustainability, public policy, and academia. Their work is helping to keep ULI at the forefront of community building in the 21st century.”


Kaye co-leads HR&A’s resilience practice, managing large-scale programs such as the New York Rising Community Reconstruction program on behalf of the New York State Office of Storm Recovery’s, the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program, as well as the Foundation’s national capacity-building initiative to support HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition. These programs engage stakeholder groups to develop long-term resiliency strategies. “I am driven by the opportunity to shape our increasingly urban world by integrating and improving complex networks of built, economic, and social systems to impact everyday life,” says Kaye.


Kaye also serves as a practice lead and strategic advisor for the firm’s housing projects, providing leadership on projects that have an emphasis on affordable housing and policy. Prior to joining the firm, Kaye served as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commissioner for Strategy and Operations at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). Prior to that she was the Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Planning. Kaye is an active member of ULI and a volunteer with the NYC HOPE Homeless Survey and New York Cares organizations.