New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development
HPD is the nation’s largest municipal housing preservation and development agency. Its mission is to promote quality housing and viable neighborhoods for New Yorkers through education, outreach, loan and development programs and enforcement of housing quality standards. It is responsible for implementing Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan to finance the construction or preservation of 165,000 units of affordable housing by the close of the 2014 fiscal year. Since the plan’s inception, more than 142,800 affordable homes have been financed.
L+M Development Partners
Since 1984, L+M Development Partners has been an innovator in developing quality affordable, mixed-income and market rate housing, while improving the neighborhoods in which it works. A full-service firm, L+M works from conception to completion, handling development, investment, construction and management with creativity that leads the industry. L+M is responsible for more than $2.5 billion in development, investment and construction and has created more than 15,000 high-quality units in the tri-state area alone. The firm is also expanding its geographic footprint to the Gulf region and West coast. Community leaders, government officials and investment organizations turn to L+M because of its consistent track record of excellence.
L+M is a double bottom line company, where its success is measured not only in financial returns but also by the positive impact it makes. L+M takes pride in its long-standing dedication to the communities it serves, demonstrated through an annual scholarship fund, job training programs and substantial support for local non-profits. L+M brings a superior level of commitment to its investments in developments, and equally important, to its investment in people.
The Bluestone Organization
The Bluestone Organization is a Queens-based third generation family-owned developer of over 5,000 units of housing in the New York City metropolitan area over the past 85 years, including work force rental and homeownership units in conjunction with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, NYC Housing Development Corporation and NYC Housing Partnership, and the NY State Housing Finance Agency, Affordable Housing Corporation and Homes and Community Renewal. The firm has a proven track record of quality in design and construction, winning many local, state and national awards including most recently, the 2010 New York Housing Conference Private Developer of the Year Award, and The Andrew, recently completed in Rego Park Queens, was designated as “best performing building in a multifamily new construction four stories or greater” in New York State.
Triangle Equities is a diversified, full service real estate company. Triangle and its related entities develop, own, and manage commercial, residential, and mixed use properties in the New York Metropolitan area.
Triangle Equities focuses on “value-added” developments and specializes on city projects. We are efficient at obtaining all necessary approvals and working with municipal agencies to bring a project to fruition that utilizes a property to its full potential and realizes the best outcome and future potential for its tenants and community members.
Triangle’s success and continued strength is evidence by its ability to develop relationships and gather support from local community groups and elected officials. Our principals work hand in hand with the community, through a long and complex process, until both the community and elected officials are satisfied—thus ensuring the project reaches an economical and sociological conclusion.
Enterprise Community Partners
Enterprise is a leading provider of the development capital and expertise it takes to create decent, affordable homes and rebuild communities. For 30 years, Enterprise has introduced neighborhood solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and others that share our vision. Enterprise has raised and invested more than $13.9 billion in equity, grants and loans to help build or preserve nearly 300,000 affordable rental and for-sale homes to create vital communities.
Since opening a New York office in 1987, Enterprise has created or preserved more than 41,000 affordable homes for 116,000 New Yorkers, and has committed over $2.4 billion in equity, grants, and loans to community development projects across the city.
AIA New York
AIA New York is the largest and oldest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, with nearly 5,000 architect and affiliate members. AIANY is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development. Towards these aims, it operates the Center for Architecture – a storefront exhibition and event space in Greenwich Village – sponsors public programs, and publishes Oculus magazine. AIANY was an integral partner of two previous housing initiatives. The first, initiated in 2004, is the New Housing New York Legacy Project, which was New York City’s first juried design competition for affordable and sustainable housing that led to Via Verde in the South Bronx. The second, launched in 2012, is the adAPT NYC Competition to develop model micro-unit apartments.