Liza Gray joins Brookwood’s Executive Team / by Andrew Duncan

Liza G. Gray has returned from New York to Brookwood Group’s Atlanta office and she has accepted an appointment as Vice President of the firm. Now serving as a Brookwood principal, and corporate officer, Liza has a strong track record that includes more than 15 years in managing project development and construction activities.

Liza’s extensive experience at Brookwood includes her work: as a project manager for the restoration and conversion of the historic Atlanta Biltmore Hotel; as a manager for the design phase of the Fine Arts Center at Albany State University; and as assistant project manager for the construction program management of Georgia State University’s Student Recreation Center in downtown Atlanta. She was also involved in the administration and management of design and construction activities for The Wakefield, a luxury cooperative apartment building in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. Liza was a key member of Brookwood’s team that served College Partners Inc. (Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Morehouse School of Medicine) in a complex land swap with the Atlanta Housing Authority. The initial 120-acre land acquisition process coordinated by Brookwood included managing the negotiations, title work, closings, demolition, legal agreements, property management and insurance procurement. Thirty-four parcels owned by separate families or entities were acquired for the three colleges.

During a recent leave of absence from Brookwood Group, Liza was based in New York where she served as the Capital Project Manager for Harlem RBI, a youth development non-profit organization. She managed the design and construction of a $90 million mixed-use project consisting of a K-8 charter school, a non-profit office space, 89 units of affordable housing and the renovation of a public park. The project was a public-private partnership between the NYC Housing Authority, NYC School Construction Authority, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Jonathan Rose Companies and Civic Builders. She coordinated with a New Market Tax Credit consultant to close $26 million in New Market Tax Credits for the school.

Liza holds a Masters of Business Administration from Georgia Institute of Technology College of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Georgia State University.