Kyle Walton

President, Founder

Classic Lake

Kyle Walton has over 10 years of experience in community and economic development finance. Prior to founding Classic Lake Consulting and Investments, Kyle served as a Vice President within JPMorgan Chase’s Community Development Banking group, charged with originating New Markets Tax Credit equity investments throughout the southwest U.S. Kyle closed over $250 Million in Qualified Equity Investments with for- and non-profit clients, for the financing of retail, office, and mixed-use development, hospitals, grocery stores, community centers, charter schools, community college facilities, early childhood education centers, senior assisted living facilities, and federally qualified health centers.


Kyle cut his teeth in economic development as a Vice President with Strategic Development Solutions, a boutique private equity fund development and management firm. Kyle managed the investment of over $165 Million in below-market financing for the firm. He also launched the firms’ alternative finance consulting practice, working with developers and businesses’ to identify and access nontraditional sources of capital for real estate development and business expansion projects throughout the U.S.


Kyle serves on the Advisory Board for Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Health Foundation and also De Novo Healthcare Inc., a Compton based community clinic. Kyle provides workforce and affordable housing opportunities to low-income families. He has also served as a Big Brother with Los Angeles’ Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Kyle received his Masters in Business Administration from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and his Bachelor's degree from Morehouse College.