Jeff Kiss At Large, Banyan Development Group
Jeff Kiss is Principal of Banyan Development Group, LLC, a multifamily, affordable housing developer based in Orlando. Also, the Owner/President of Kiss & Company, Inc., a consulting firm to over 60 Florida rental communities using LIHTC, Bonds, SAIL, SHIP, HOME and similar funding sources. Clients include investment banking and public finance advisory firms, public housing authorities, local and state housing finance agencies as well as not-for-profit and for-profit developers of affordable housing. Earlier this year, Kiss founded the Orlando-based Banyan Development Group to focus on the development of new affordable rental opportunities throughout the Southeast including Florida. Kiss also provided investment banking services from 1987 to 1992 for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation and was the Deputy Director for the Florida Housing Finance Agency from 1984 to 1987. Kiss has extensive Florida Housing program experience in Mortgage Revenue Bonds (MMRB), Housing Credits, SHIP, SAIL, PLP and other related federal housing programs such as HOME, CDBG, USDA and HOPE VI. As a Board Member of both the Florida Housing Coalition (FHC) and the Coalition of Affordable Housing Providers (CAHP), Kiss remains actively involved in the industry’s efforts to expand affordable housing opportunities. Kiss received an M.B.A. from Florida State University, an M.P.A. from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in Political Science/History from Allegheny College.