2021 Benefit Honoree
L+M Development Partners Inc., CEO & Chairman
As CEO and Chairman of L+M Development Partners Inc., Ron Moelis has co-founded a company that is a leader in developing affordable, mixed-income and market rate housing. Under Mr. Moelis’ leadership, L+M has been responsible for more than $9 billion in development and investment, and has acquired, built or preserved nearly 30,000 residential units in New York’s tristate area, the West Coast and Gulf Coast regions. Community leaders, government officials and institutional investors turn to L+M because of its consistent track record of excellence.
Mr. Moelis founded L+M as a double bottom line company, where its success is measured not only in financial returns but also by positive impacts. L+M takes pride in its long-standing partnership with the communities it serves, demonstrated through an annual scholarship fund, workforce development programs, after-school programs, and substantial support for local nonprofits. Mr. Moelis is a co-founder and Vice Chairman of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, a nonprofit organization that advances the policy agenda for affordable housing. In 2010 he helped launch New York University’s Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing, an academic research center devoted to improving the effectiveness of affordable housing policies and programs. In 2008, Mr. Moelis also helped initiate Building Skills, a construction trades training and employment program for inner-city youth, and now serves as the co-chairperson.
Mr. Moelis also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Tenement Museum and Board of Trustees for Montefiore Health Systems. He is on the National Advisory Board at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania and the Advisory Board at the Furman Center at New York University.
Mr. Moelis graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in history from the School of Arts and Sciences and a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School in 1978. He also received a J.D. from New York University in 1982 and spent a year as law clerk for the Honorable Stanley Brotman of the Federal District Court in New Jersey. He is married to Kerry Sperling and they have three children, Andrew, Madelyn and Kate.