Development

01
Oct

Conifer has strong presence at NYSAFAH’s Annual Upstate Conference

On September 25, Lisa Kaseman (NY Regional Vice President) participated in the “Tax & Zoning Policies Around New York” panel at the 2019 Upstate NYSAFAH Conference.  Lisa, along with the other panelists, were asked to share their knowledge on zoning, PILOTs, 581-a and IDA exemptions. Panelists included Timothy Henzy (Smith & Henzy Advisory Group), Erika […]

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30
Sep

PEDAL POWER

The Rochester Development Team enjoyed a rare sunny team excursion last week pedaling their way along the Genesee River from the Port of Rochester, up river towards Turning Point Park. While work was discussed, it was minimal. Most of the time was spent enjoying the beautiful weather and snacking on all the delicious treats provided […]

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13
Sep

2019 NY RURAL HOUSING COALITION CONFERENCE

This week Paul Marfione (Project Director, NY) presented at the Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference hosted by the NY Rural Housing Coalition. The NY Rural Housing Coalition was founded 40 years ago and represents a large network of rural housing professionals. Paul was asked to participate on the “Making Multifamily Housing Work” panel along […]

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23
Aug

CONIFER HITS THE GROUND RUNNING

The Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) held its annual “Pound the Ground” race on Wednesday, August 14th, at Mendon Ponds Park.  Conifer is thrilled it had a team of enthusiastic participants again this year. Our very own Lisa Kaseman sacrificed running the 5k this year, but for a good cause; chauffeuring her two daughters.  Lisa braved […]

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20
Aug

COPIAGUE RECEIVES 2019 ACEC ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD!!

The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC) New York Engineering Excellence Awards have been awarded annually, for over 50 years; with more than 60 firms competing each year. Each entry is judged on its meaningful contributions in advancing the engineering profession and its impact to a community and quality of life. Recently, […]

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01
Jul

CONIFER’S DEDICATION TO HOUSING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

The Veteran’s Outreach Center (VOC) has been a significant figure in the Rochester community since 1973; offering a comprehensive portfolio of supportive services for veterans and their families at no cost.  Every veteran who has fought for America should have safe and affordable housing in America, and, too often they do not. With the high […]

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01
Jul

NY DEVELOPMENT TEAM CLOSES THIRD SCATTERED SITE RURAL DEVELOPMENT TRANSACTION

In late 2008, an affiliate of Conifer Realty, LLC acquired the general partner interests of several RD properties throughout Upstate New York.  The properties, upon acquisition by Conifer, needed both substantial capital improvements and significant operating capital. These properties are located in rural communities where much of existing housing stock is in poor condition.  These […]

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18
Jun

Flag Day

This past Friday (June 14th) many Americans celebrated flag day by displaying decorations of red, white and blue.  This year, members from Conifer volunteered to hand out flags on behalf of the Veterans Outreach Center (VOC). Each year, the VOC holds its flag day campaign where numerous volunteers set up shop in various locations throughout […]

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25
Jul

Lisa Kaseman Receives Louis H. Swartz Memorial Award

A special congratulations to our very own Lisa Kaseman who was recently awarded the Louis H. Swartz Memorial Award (JD/MSW). The award is given to an outstanding graduate who has earned a JD and MSW from the University at Buffalo. To qualify for this award, “the recipient must embrace this interdisciplinary study (Juris Doctor/Master of […]

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15
Dec

2017 Homes within Reach Conference

This past week Charles Lewis, Kyle Speece and Christopher Pugliese attended the 13th annual Homes within Reach Conference.  This conference continues to provide an opportunity for Conifer’s team to connect with other industry professionals to share ideas and network. This year Charlie served as a moderator for the “Beyond ADA: What is Really Needed to […]

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