4th ANNUAL BLACK DRESSES AND BLUEPRINTS:
Lynda V. Harris currently holds the position of President of Sunshine State Development of South Fla., Inc. where she is responsible for identifying, acquiring and assisting in developing multi-family housing projects after spending 7 years with REVA Development Corp. She is also the Vice President of The Henderson Financial Group, Inc. Her interest in real estate development began when she was 18 years old and was a tenant in a 20 unit building. After observing the landlord collecting rent from 20 households, she did the math and decided that’s what she wanted to do.
Lynda specializes in developments that addresses the “Missing Middle”, which consists of developments under 70 units. After noticing the absence of female developers, Lynda decided to do something about it. Knowing how difficult it was for her to get started, Lynda strategically identified female landowners that wanted to develop their properties. They formed an alliance and are currently developing various small scale projects.
Lynda has a Public/Private Partnership (P3) with the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency which will house seniors with a focus on housing for artists. Lynda is the owner and developer of various affordable housing projects. As a former Guardian Ad Litem, Lynda is passionate about young girls aging out of foster care and is currently developing a residential housing development for that vulnerable population.
Lynda’s engagement and involvement throughout the South Florida Community include:
- Current Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Miami Dade Chamber of
- Past Chairwoman of the Women’s Business Council of the Miami Dade Chamber of
- Former Board of Directors for Girl Power Rocks, Miami, FL
- Current co-host for 15 years of the Facebook live show “Understanding Money” which
educates the community about financial literacy, and investment planning.
Lynda is the recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama; selected as one of South Florida’s 50 Most Influential People in Business and Industry by Legacy Magazine; awarded the Quiet Storm Achievement Award in Finance by the Women’s Power Caucus; Bad Ass Women of the Year by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council; and the Women Of Many Hats by the City of Opa-Locka, Florida.
Lynda holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida A&M University, holds a Series 6 and 63 Securities License, is a certified Community Real state Development (CRED) graduate, a Certified Grant Writer.