Alexis McSween

CEO, Bottom Line Construction & Development

Alexis McSween is the founder and CEO of Bottom Line Construction & Development, LLC (BLCD). A 100% woman and minority-owned construction and development company, BLCD embodies the ingenuity and grit-and-grace that characterize Alexis’ life.

Alexis brings over eighteen years of practical and professional experience— with twelve years in real estate development and construction, including public works—to cultivating community. She combines human centric-community development, and entrepreneurial problem-solving, with hard-core real estate development and construction management. In doing so, BLCD can fulfill market demand, minimize financial risk, leverage transferrable models, and maximize municipal incentives while making a broader and lasting impact.

At age 24, she acted on her passion for real estate after she sought funding (a SONYMA loan) which she used to purchase and renovate her first multi-family unit in Queens, NY. Alexis also owned the end-to-end life cycle development and construction of a $7 million, 7-unit, boutique condominium development named “Baldwin Park” in honor of Harlem poet and author James Baldwin. While earning her Master’s, she worked as a project manager for a women-owned business enterprise (WBE) construction and management firm in Harlem on public projects valued at $4 million. Alexis was honored with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2020 New York Female Entrepreneur of the Year, a testament to her success,

A key element of her approach to cultivating community is identifying talent potential from the communities Alexis works with and connecting them more broadly to her networks. From design, architecture, and engineering to trades to management and leadership, Alexis is known for developing talent in alignment with the core values of respect, collaboration, accountability, and professionalism. This approach enhances the quality and value of BCLD’s work and contributes to the community’s social and economic vitality and resilience. In her words, “grit.”

Alexis practiced nursing full-time for 13 years—she remains an RN to this day, sometimes donning her RN hat when needed—and was also a first responder, with her EMT.

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