Lynn Hackney is a well-known entrepreneur and innovator in the Washington, DC multifamily real estate industry. She currently serves as CEO of Urban Pace, the leading condominium sales and marketing firm in the Nation’s capital (also serving urban Maryland and Virginia). Lynn is the only woman in the metropolitan area who has a leadership position in her field as owner of a major real estate services firm, residential or commercial. Under her leadership, Urban Pace has been number one in market share in its field for many years, even during the financial downturn, during which Urban Pace experienced record-breaking prices and sales pace. Since Lynn founded Urban Pace in 2001, the company has orchestrated the disposition of more than $1.8 billion of real estate assets comprising more than 6,000 condominiums and townhomes.
Lynn also is a Partner in Allyson Capital, a New York- and DC-based firm specializing in equity and debt for residential and commercial real estate transactions. Complementing Urban Pace’s full range of services to developers, Allyson Capital provides specialized financing for projects with an average valuation of $30 million each.
A 2015 winner of Smart CEO’s Brava Awards, placing her among Washington’s most distinguished women business leaders, Lynn serves as the President of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association. She is a founding member of the Washington ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative and is a board member of Capital Bank. Lynn has been a major fundraiser and volunteer in several national Presidential election campaigns, and serves on the Boards of two high-profile national nonprofit organizations. A longtime resident of Washington, DC, Lynn holds a certificate from Harvard Business School, a master’s degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Virginia Commonwealth University.