Spring Valley Church of the Nazarene Kingdom Partners Group Spring Valley, NY

Spring Valley, NY has become one of the 5 largest Haitian communities in the United States with over 20,000 population. Most of the local people are members of the local Church of the Nazarene or the adjacent Baptist Church. Currently, KPG is assisting the Church of the Nazarene with planning and redevelopment of their property to accommodate 60‐80 apartments with parking, an ambulatory medical space, and a new church with about 15,000 sf of community facility space.

LOS SURES Brooklyn, New York

LOS SURES is a community based not‐for‐profit housing development corporation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was founded in 1973 by a priest, a school teacher, a legal service attorney and 3 VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteers. One of the VISTAs, WQB founder William Brothers, became architect for the new company. Working with Bernard Rothzeid at RKTB, Mr. Brothers developed strategies for moderate renovation of “en‐rem” NYC HPD buildings and the conversion of those buildings to tenant owned cooperatives. LOS SURES was also active in converting demolition sites into parks, lunch programs, tenant education, and was successful in conversion of one NYC’s most dangerous, drug‐infested neighborhoods into a safe moderate income family community.

359 East 157th St. Bronx, New York

 

Manhattan Boutique Real Estate (MBRE) and SOBRO are submitting a development proposal to the NYC Housing Preservation Development Commission for development of 359 East 157th Street in the Bronx as a community residence for homeless and low income senior citizens. The building is designed to be environmentally friendly, promote an active life style and includes an intergenerational center to provide services for the seniors and help them integrate into the surrounding community.

1490 Southern Blvd Bronx, New York

WQB Architecture assisted Manhattan Boutique Real Estate (MBRE) and SOBRO in the preparation of the design of a building to house homeless teenagers and low income families at 1490 Southern Blvd in the Bronx. The project includes development of all rooftop outdoor spaces to promote an active lifestyle and development of a “Transformation Academy” for youth training and counseling for residents and the surrounding community. The project is part of the NYC Housing Preservation and Developments program for MWBE developers.

OBRFC Columbus Associates 107th Street at Columbus Avenue New York, New York

OBRFC / Columbus Associates was formed to develop one of the last sites in NYC HPD’s Dollar Building Program. The site was composed of 3 totally “gutted” tenements which became the NYS HFA’s first 80/20 funding, with sales of a 4% LIHTC to Chevron Oil Co. OBRFC subsequently purchased a vacant lot at 965 Columbus Avenue which was developed under the Inclusionary Zoning Program, utilizing the 8% Low Income Housing Tax Credits and NYS Housing Trust Fund Infrastructure Grants. The Inclusionary Zoning Rights were sold to Millennium Partners for development of 1965 Broadway. Four additional properties on West 107th Street were purchased from the RTC which became moderate rehabs and were subsequently refinanced under NYC HPD programs. At the end of the project, OBRFC developed 8 buildings utilizing 7 different NYC and NYS programs and transformed a previously bombed-out block to new housing for 130 families with incomes as low as 50% of AMI and as high as local market rates.

Global Trade & Technology Center Secaucus, New Jersey

The Global Trade and Technology Center is New York’s answer to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart or the World Market Center in Las Vegas. Overseas manufacturers who are seeking to establish their brands in the United States and New York City can view it as a marketing/ sales platform for a variety of international industries and their brands.

Showrooms, offices and hotel rooms will be sold as business condominiums for both the international overseas market as well as to domestic users. An Exposition Center will provide conference and exhibition services for the tenants and their associates. This Exposition Center will be supported by a variety of destination restaurant venues and retail opportunities.

The 2 million square foot Global Trade & Technology Center in Secaucus, New Jersey will include a 500 room extended stay hotel with 6000 parking spaces. The Center will differentiate itself in the market by providing a full complement of trade related services that are technically advanced, innovative and value added. This trade mart industrial complex site is 15 minutes away from the City of New York and 30 minutes away from the City of Newark with numerous rail lines, truck roads and bridges for the transshipment of cargo containers. There is easy access to all New York City and New Jersey airports.

The project will be designated as a “Free Trade Zone” and is expected to become a member of The World Trade Center Association.