Senior Vice President
Oppenheimer & Company
New York, NY
Lance H. Wilson is a Senior Vice President of Oppenheimer & Company, Inc., specializing in the financing of multifamily rental housing projects, assisted living facilities and nursing homes primarily through the FHA mortgage insurance programs. Prior to joining Oppenheimer in 2008, Mr. Wilson held senior positions in multifamily housing finance and municipal investment banking with American Property Financing, Inc. (later Wachovia Multifamily Capital, Inc.), Greystone & Co., and PaineWebber Incorporated. Prior to joining PaineWebber in 1986, Mr. Wilson was Executive Assistant to Secretary Samuel R. Pierce of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1981-1984 and President of the NYC Housing Development Corporation from 1984 to 1986. Prior to government service, Mr. Wilson was an attorney with Mudge Rose Guthrie and Alexander from 1972 to 1977, and an associate counsel of The Equitable from 1977 to 1981.
Among his many charitable, professional and political activities/affiliations, Mr. Wilson is a trustee of the Metropolitan College of New York, a director of the Faith Center for Community Development, Inc., an associate member of the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, a governor of the National Realty Club, a member of the advisory council of the Atlantic Legal Foundation, and a member of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Wilson has been involved in numerous political activities including the campaigns and/or fundraising for Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Bush, Senator D’Amato, Governor Pataki and Representative Lazio.
Mr. Wilson is the recipient of several awards, including The White Housing Private Sector Initiatives Commendation, Housing Man of the Year from the National and New York Housing Conferences, Secretary’s Award for Excellence (highest departmental award) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Outstanding Public Service Award from the National Association of Home Builders.
Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Hunter College, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the U.S. Army Officers Transportation School.