Carolee Fink is a Principal at MSquared, where she oversees company operations and the Development practice, and sources deals across the country for the company’s investment management platform. She is also a member of the Investment Committee
Prior to MSquared, Carolee had a long tenure in New York City government where she served in senior economic development roles in both the Bloomberg and de Blasio Administrations. She successfully led several major projects including the development of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, NYU Applied Sciences Campus and the Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment.
From 2016-2019, Carolee was the Chief of Staff to New York City Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, where she was responsible for day-to-day operations and ensured that more than 25 reporting agencies, with a combined budget of $30 billion operated efficiently, effectively and in-line with the Administration’s efforts to build a new generation of mixed-income housing and grow New York City’s economy across the five boroughs. Under her management, long stalled initiatives to modernize the City’s commercial districts and catalyze residential development – the rezoning of East Midtown and Garment Center – were approved.
From 2014-2016, Carolee was Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where she was a key member of the organization’s executive management team. As CDO, she oversaw the Real Estate Transactions, Planning, Development, Public Markets and Transportation Departments. During her time as CDO, projects in her reporting departments generated more than $1.2 billion in new private investment.
In the Bloomberg Administration, Carolee served as Senior Advisor to Deputy Mayor Robert Steel, and was responsible for implementing the Administration’s Brooklyn economic development strategy and overseeing the Department of Transportation and the Department of City Planning.
Carolee holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island. She currently serves on the Boards of The Trust for Governors Island, NYU Furman Center, and the New York State Council on the Arts.