The Real Deal New York

Day in the life of: Shola Olatoye

The NYCHA CEO on revamping a cash-strapped agency and taking over the world by 9 a.m.

June 08, 2015 04:00PM
By Claire Moses


Shola Olatoye (Photo: Max Dworkin)

From the June issue: Shola Olatoye is the CEO and chair of the New York City Housing Authority where she oversees 178,000 apartments, 11,000 employees and a roughly $3 billion budget. Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the 40-year-old Olatoye — who worked at the national nonprofit affordable housing organization Enterprise Community Partners, HSBC Bank and real estate consultant HR&A Advisors — announced a sweeping 10-year plan to address the authority’s dire finances and crumbling housing stock. [more]