Kyra Straussman

Kyra Straussman

Director of Development & Investment
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Kyra Straussman

What do you do at Prosper Portland?

I’m responsible for the team that delivers our real estate development efforts and manages the portfolio of properties, loans and grants.

What do you like most about your job?

Prosper Portland is working at the leading edge of innovation in community development. I’m excited to be part of a team that’s super-focused on how equity compels our process and delivers great projects in Portland. I enjoy complexity and challenge. Figuring out how to deliver is what draws me to the work. I like that our work spans the generations and reflects culture in progress.

What does equity mean to you?

What’s compelling about the “American Dream” is the open invitation to inexhaustible opportunity. “If you can dream it, you can be it!” Is the American Dream an aspiration, a promise, a hope, a vision, an idea? For me, it has to be a promise, or we won’t really understand the barriers to reaching it. I want to do what I can in the work that I do on behalf of Portland to move the dream of an “equitable economy” to living tangible realities for the people of Portland.