Women of PCSD: Tina Lin, Director of Finance

For Women’s History Month, PCSD highlighted the many extraordinary women who guide our charter school partners through the complex facilities development process so our partners can focus on what matters most – teaching and learning.

How long have you worked at PCSD?

8 years

How did you get into the field of facility development and education?

I was working in architecture and design, then got my Master’s in Real Estate Development and switched over to the complex financing of real estate through tax credit structures. It was my time at a tax credit investor that I met PCSD and I liked the mission and its people. I’ve seen a ton of great projects in my hometown.

What advice would you give young women entering this field?

Don’t only get into real estate when the markets are good; anyone can do that. Lean in to real estate work outs, bankruptcies, restructuring of business and debt deals. There’s a ton of experience to be gained when the markets are bad.