Tobi Jaiyesimi

vice president
real estate

Tobi Jaiyesimi: vice president, real estateAs Vice President of Real Estate at Kasirer, Tobi works with a range of clients on advancing residential and mixed-use development projects across New York City.

Prior to joining Kasirer, Tobi was Assistant Vice President of Real Estate and Community Relations at Empire State Development (ESD). Tobi helped ensure the successful approvals of the World Trade Center Site 5 development project leading the business team and public engagement efforts. She also managed the Atlantic Yards Project, which to date has delivered significant infrastructure and transit improvements, thousands of mixed-income residential units, public school space, healthcare facility, retail, parking, open space, and recreational amenities. At ESD, Tobi’s portfolio also included directing the Queens West Development Project in Long Island City and liaising with the Boards of Directors for the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation and the Queens West Development Corporation.

Earlier in her career, Tobi was Chief of Staff for NYS Assemblymember Walter T. Mosley, and Deputy-Chief of Staff for Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries.

A proud product of the public school system, Tobi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s in Urban Affairs from Hunter College. She was selected as a 2021 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Fellow, and has volunteered with Brooklyn high school students through the Women-In-Government Mentoring Program for over a decade.

Tobi enjoys reading and walking faster than the estimated travel time on Google Maps. A Nigerian immigrant, she has a goal of visiting 100 countries (40+ down!).