BJ Taylor - VICE PRESIDENT/LOAN ORIGINATOR
A Texas native, who grew up along the border in West and South Texas, BJ Taylor has over 30 years of experience in development, construction and financing. BJ’s clients include developers of both market-rate and affordable, multi-family facilities as well as seniors housing projects. From 1999 to the present, BJ originated and closed, under the HUD MAP process, new construction and acquisition/refinancing multifamily facilities. Her forte is affordable housing projects, 4% LIHTC with bonds. She has also originated and closed a number of HUD LEAN licensed healthcare facilities especially new construction assisted living facilities with memory care. The most recent 232 was a 100 bed facility in Washington D.C.
Her client base is located primarily in Texas, Georgia, Utah, and Tennessee. These are also areas which allocate the most tax credit equity allocations annually. These locations are also home to a significant “aging in place” population.
Returning back to Texas from New England in 1995, BJ developed three industrial parks for cities in south Texas with twin plants or maquiladoras in Mexico, including one industrial park primarily for Taiwanese companies. The second industrial park, primarily developed for Archer Daniels Midland and Frito Lay, included a potato chip plant exporting product to Mexico and Central America. Other clients procured for operating in the parks included Simpson Racing, Delphi Motor parts, and Stryker Hospital equipment. In Maine, BJ worked for two commercial banks with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and various locations in Maine.
BJ holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas A&M University; an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College; Ph.D. from the University of Maine, Orono.