Lyneir Richardson

Lyneir Richardson

Wealth Innovation Fellow, Financial Security Program

Lyneir Richardson is a Wealth Innovation Fellow with the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program.

Lyneir Richardson is CEO of The Chicago TREND Corporation (TREND), a commercial real estate firm that owns urban shopping centers and provides economic advisory services to corporations, government agencies and large philanthropic organizations. Lyneir is also Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Rutgers Business School and serves as the Executive Director of the university’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.

Previously, Lyneir was the CEO of the primary economic development corporation in Newark, NJ, attracting investment and jobs to the city during two mayoral administrations. Prior to that, he also served as Vice President of General Growth Properties Inc. and led a national initiative to develop shopping centers in underserved urban areas. Early in his career, Lyneir founded LakeShore Development and Construction Company, which was named a U.S. Small Business Administration “Young Entrepreneur of the Year.” Lyneir began his career as a corporate attorney at the First National Bank of Chicago.

Lyneir holds an appointment as a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution. He graduated from Bradley University and the University of Chicago Law School.