Conifer In The News

08
Aug

Construction Begins on Revitalization of Affordable Housing Community in the City of Rochester

Conifer Realty is pleased to announce the start of the transformative rehabilitation of Southeast Towers, a multi-family apartment community located in the Neighborhood of Play. Overlooking Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park on Manhattan Square Drive, Southeast Towers is one of the few all-affordable communities in Center City making it a critical asset for the […]

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26
Jul

Ribbon Cutting Held for New Affordable Housing Community in Owings Mills

Owings Mills, MD (July 26, 2019) – Episcopal Housing Corporation and Conifer Realty, LLC, hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this morning for their joint venture, The Preserve at Red Run, located on Garth Road in Owings Mills, Maryland. The Preserve at Red Run is a brand-new, energy-efficient, affordable apartment community. The community features spacious one, […]

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08
Jul

Conifer Promotes Joan Hoover to President

Conifer Realty announced today that it has appointed Joan Hoover as its President. Ms. Hoover has over 25 years of experience in the financial management and development of affordable housing. Ms Hoover has a great passion for personal and professional growth, both her own and others, and is interested in intrinsic motivation, self-deception in leadership […]

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02
Jul

How Do You Get “Wow” Results?

Industry leaders have the answers and are getting great results adopting smart technology. From marketing and leasing to energy, procurement and vendor management, the numbers help tell the story about what’s really working for multifamily leaders. How do you convert more leads? To stay competitive, properties and services must stand out in the busy digital […]

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18
Jun

APPLICATION DAY TO BE HELD FOR AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS IN CINNAMINSON

On Tuesday, June 18th, Rolling Greens Court Senior Apartments will be holding an Application Day to begin accepting applications for residency! This joint venture between Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development (MEND) and Conifer, is currently under construction, with anticipated move-ins beginning Fall 2020. The event will be held at the Cinnaminson Community Center in Cinnaminson, NJ, […]

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11
Jun

Nonprofit MEND celebrates providing affordable housing for 50 years

By George Woolston / gwoolston@thebct.com / @gcwoolston The modest effort started by nine Moorestown churches on Beech Street in 1969 has led to the development of affordable housing for over 1,300 of South Jersey’s low- to moderate-income residents. MOORESTOWN — One year before New Jersey Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that all municipalities must provide affordable […]

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03
Jun

New Fort Hill Performing Arts Center to open in Canandaigua

By: Atyia Collins  Posted: May 30, 2019 06:14 PM EDT Updated: May 30, 2019 06:14 PM EDT Canandaigua, NY (WROC) – Construction is underway at the new Fort Hill Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua. The 5.8 million dollar project will transform the century-old Canandaigua academy into a theater, art gallery, and multi-purpose event space. “This facility is gonna […]

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31
May

RBJ announces Reader Rankings honorees

By: Rochester Business Journal Staff May 31, 2019 The votes are in, and the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record are pleased to announce the 2019 Reader Rankings Awards winners. A top winner in each category will be announced and all three winners will be honored at the Reader Rankings Gala co-hosted by the Rochester Business […]

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30
May

CONIFER REALTY RECEIVES PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Conifer Realty, LLC is pleased to announce that on Thursday, May 9, 2019, its community Brinkley Hill took home the award for Project of the Year from Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) at the Homebuilder and Rater Awards Ceremony. Kyle Speece, Regional Vice President of Development at Conifer, received the award on behalf of the […]

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24
May

CONIFER REALTY ANNOUNCES LEED PLATINUM CERTIFICATION

Owings Mills, MD – Conifer Realty, LLC announced today that its new community, The Preserve at Red Run, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, […]

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22
May

Proposed 35-unit apartment building, which would include affordable housing, advances in Westminster

Catalina Righter Carroll County Times A developer is looking at an oddly shaped section of land between the College Square shopping center and the merge point of Md. 140 and West Main Street for a new apartment building that would include affordable housing units. But Conifer Realty LLC needs a zoning allowance to move forward […]

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22
May

Conifer Realty under contract to buy former Olde Saratoga brewery

By Robin K. Cooper  – Reporter, Albany Business Review Apartment developer Conifer Realty is under contract to purchase the former Olde Saratoga Brewing plant in Saratoga Springs with plans to demolish the building and convert the property into affordable housing. The Rochester real estate management company approached property owner Stewart’s Shops Corp. about purchasing the 4.25-acre site on Excelsior Avenue […]

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20
May

Future of Atlantic City’s public housing looks like middle class neighborhoods

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST Staff Write The days of building public housing in huge towers or “villages” only for the poor are over, officials say. The Meadows housing development in Atlantic City is what public housing of the future will look like. The Meadows’ 90 units are a mix of affordable tax credit units, housing choice […]

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20
May

NY AG makes Rochester stop to announce new affordable housing program

By Randy Gorbman• May 18, 2019 New York Attorney General Letitia James made a stop in Rochester at F.I.G.H.T Village on Saturday to announce a new program to support mission-based institutions to plan and develop affordable housing throughout New York State. The Mission-Based Affordable Housing Partnership will offer up to $1.4 million to assist mission-based institutions, including […]

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14
May

Affordable Apartment Development for Seniors Breaks Ground in Philadelphia

Mt. Airy Baptist Church, Conifer Realty, LLC and BCM Affordable Housing hosted a groundbreaking event this morning for their joint venture, Golden Age Living Accommodations (GALA), the new community will be located on Limekiln Pike and Haines Street in Philadelphia, PA.   GALA is an affordable housing community consisting of 50 apartment homes, with 46, […]

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14
May

AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITY IN MARYLAND PURSUES PLATINUM CERTIFICATION

Owings Mills, MD (May 14, 2019) – The Preserve at Red Run is a brand-new, energy efficient, apartment community, located at 9100 Garth Road in Owings Mills, Maryland. The community is surrounded by a Forest Conservation area which provides a quiet and relaxing atmosphere to its residents. These spacious one, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes […]

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13
May

Amagansett, Greenport developments to bring 87 affordable units to East End

Each is a mix of private investors and developers, state and federal tax credits and government funds, and half of the apartments in one complex are affordable in perpetuity. By Vera Chinese vera.chinese@newsday.com @VeraChinese Updated May 13, 2019 6:00 AM Two new affordable housing complexes planned for the East End will feature a combined 87 […]

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09
May

2 Affordable Housing Projects Kick Off Construction

“These two developments, once complete, will help our East End continue to thrive.” By Lisa Finn, Patch Staff | May 8, 2019 1:12 pm ET GREENPORT, NY — For years, residents have lamented a dearth of affordable housing on the East End — with many young people forced to move out of their hometowns and […]

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01
May

County gives $1.8M to East End affordable housing projects

By: David Winzelberg April 30, 2019 Suffolk County is providing $1.8 million towards two affordable housing developments on the East End. The projects in Greenport and Amagansett will bring a total of 87 apartments that will priced below market rate to renters that meet income requirements. Jericho-based Georgica Green Ventures is teaming up with the […]

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25
Apr

Construction begins on affordable rental units in Greenport

by Tim Gannon | 04/25/2019 6:01 AM You may have noticed that ground has been broken on Vineyard View, the planned 50-unit affordable apartment complex on the south side of Route 48, just east of San Simeon by the Sound, in the unincorporated section of Greenport. Officials anticipate the completion of the work in a […]

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15
Apr

Nazareth College president to retire

By Messenger Post Media Nazareth College President Daan Braveman announced his plan to retire in 2020 in an address to faculty and staff.  He is the ninth president in the college’s 95-year history. When Braveman completes his 15-year tenure in June 2020, he will be Nazareth College’s longest-serving president. “This was an extraordinarily difficult decision for […]

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15
Apr

Grant to help ‘Victory Garden’ grow in Clayton

By Community Bulletin The People for People Foundation has received a Home Depot Foundation Grant for $76,000 to be used to install a Veterans Resource Center generator and Victory Garden at the Camp Salute Affordable Housing Complex in Clayton. The foundation last year opened the doors to the Camp Salute, a 76-unit apartment complex that gives […]

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11
Apr

Five Star Bank Provides Financing and Equity Investment for Affordable Housing Development in Rochester, NY

Conifer Realty, LLC is Developer of VOC Liberty Landing WARSAW, N.Y., April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Five Star Bank (the “Bank”), subsidiary of Financial Institutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:FISI), announced that it has provided $8.1 million of construction loan financing and $5.8 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity for the development of VOC Liberty […]

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08
Apr

Work begins on affordable homes for veterans in Rochester

by WHAM Friday, April 5th 2019 Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) – Construction is underway on a new affordable housing development in Rochester for veterans and their families. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday morning on Scio Street for the new Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) Liberty Landing. The new $10.4 million project is designated to create 33 […]

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05
Apr

Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking of $10.4 Million Affordable Housing Development in Rochester

Veterans Outreach Center at Liberty Landing Will Provide 33 Affordable and Supportive Homes for Veterans and Families Investment Complements ‘Finger Lakes Forward’ – Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the construction of VOC Liberty Landing in Rochester, a new $10.4 million affordable housing development that […]

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01
Apr

Brand New Community Near Completion and Ready For Move-Ins

Farmington, New York, April 1, 2019 – Conifer Realty is pleased to announce that Pintail Crossing located in Farmington, NY is opening this month with move-ins expected by end of April! Pintail Crossing is a brand-new, energy efficient, affordable apartment community perfectly located on County Road 41 within the Victor School District, where residents are […]

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01
Apr

Grand Opening House For New Affordable Housing Community in Damascus, MD

Damascus, Maryland, April 1, 2019 – Woodfield Commons invites you to join us on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from noon – 4 pm for our Grand Opening Open House at 26390 Woodfield Road, Damascus, MD 20872. Come take a tour of our brand new, energy efficient one, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, the community’s clubhouse, […]

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29
Mar

CONSTRUCTION STARTS ON NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITY IN LEXINGTON PARK

Lexington Park, Maryland, March 29, 2019 – Conifer Realty is pleased to announce that construction has begun on its new multi-family development, Patuxent Cove, in St. Mary’s County. Patuxent Cove is a 60-unit, affordable apartment community that will play an essential role in preserving income diversity and affordable housing options in Lexington Park. This new […]

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22
Mar

It’s Time to Address Our Nationwide Housing Crisis

ADVOCACY There is no greater challenge facing our nation than the one that literally hits home for millions of families. From coast to coast and everywhere in between, we are experiencing a nationwide housing crisis. Jolie Milstein, President and CEO, NYSFAH As the cost of living continues to rise, and federal housing resources decline, more and […]

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11
Mar

Conifer Commits to Growing Its Team of Dedicated Professionals

Rochester, N.Y., March 11, 2019 – It gives us great pleasure to share with you the promotion of Robert Lampher to Executive Vice President of Conifer Realty, LLC. Since joining the Team as Senior Vice President of Property Management in May 2018, Robert has exhibited passion, commitment and respect for the Conifer culture, and has […]

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11
Mar

NH&RA Elects New Directors and Officers; Thom Amdur Named President at Recent Annual Meeting in Miami, FL

NEWS PROVIDED BYNational Housing & Rehabilitation Association  Mar 08, 2019, 11:36 ET WASHINGTON, March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association is proud to announce that its Board of Directors elected Robert Fein, Principal and Chief Operating Officer for Red Stone Equity Partners, as its Chair and named Thom Amdur as the organization’s new president at NH&RA’s […]

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08
Mar

Times Review Talks: Addressing affordable housing on the North Fork

by Kate Nalepinski |03/07/2019 3:00 PM More than 70 community members attended the first “Times Review Talks,” a two-hour panel discussion on the North Fork’s affordable housing crisis, at Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue Feb. 27.  The discussion among business owners, builders, real estate professionals, local government officials and other community members covered a range of topics, from […]

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06
Mar

Wonder Women

These 10 leaders are taking affordable housing to new heights. By Donna Kimura, Christine Serlin Women make up nearly half of the nation’s workforce but are still significantly outnumbered in senior leadership positions—only about one in five C suite leaders is a woman and only one in 25 is a woman of color, according to a 2018 […]

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04
Mar

Mayor Spano plans to ‘plow through,’ build new schools as Yonkers waits for more money

Yonkers Schools Superintendent Edwin M. Quezada and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano talk about plans for 4 new schools. Mark Vergari, mvergari@lohud.com YONKERS – Sitting around, waiting for money from Albany to rain down on this city, is not how the mayor plans to build four new schools. “Let’s operate as if we have the money. Let’s just […]

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26
Feb

Committed to South Jersey

This region has seen significant growth in real estate in many different sectors, with more and more businesses deciding to stay or move to South Jersey for the long haul. In 2018, South Jersey experienced a flurry of activity in its commercial real estate sector, as well as some surprising new trends in residential real […]

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14
Feb

Riverhead’s $18.5M mixed-use housing awarded grant from National Grid

By Jean-Paul Salamanca A mixed-use affordable housing complex in downtown Riverhead has been awarded a grant from National Grid that will offset some of the costs for the $18.5 million development. Peconic Crossing, a 45-unit complex, was recently awarded a $25,000 grant through National Grid’s Cinderella Program. Gwen O’Shea, president and chief executive of the […]

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13
Feb

National Grid : Awards CDCLI $25,000 Grant through its Cinderella Program for Affordable Mixed-Use Development in Riverhead

Centereach, N.Y. (February 8, 2019) – National Grid awarded a $25,000 grant to Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) in support of Peconic Crossing in Riverhead, a 45 mixed-use affordable housing development that provides a preference for artists and displaced storm victims. The development, a joint project of CDCLI and Conifer Realty, complements the Town […]

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21
Jan

Conifer Provides Full Service Team in Maryland

Alongside the promotions of Sam Leone and Kyle Speece, Conifer has added Andrew Hanson and Kerina Spencer to their Development Team. Mr. Hanson comes to Conifer from Osprey Property Company where he worked for 13 years and was responsible for nearly $300,000,000 in Maryland apartment developments. He joins Conifer as Vice President of Development where […]

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21
Jan

Conifer Development Promotes Key Team Players

To kick off the 2019-year, Conifer Realty, LLC has announced three additional promotions within their Development Leadership Team. Lisa Kaseman, who started at Conifer in 2006, will lead Conifer’s Development activities in New York State development projects. While at Conifer, Ms. Kaseman has developed over 2,880 apartment homes within 50 communities in NYS. In addition, […]

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17
Jan

Conifer Announces Promotions on Leadership Team

Rochester, NY (January 17, 2019) – It is with great honor that Conifer announces the recent promotions of Barbara Ross and Sam Leone. Ms. Ross has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Human Resources. She began her career with Conifer in 2017, joining the Team with over 20 years of human resources expertise that she […]

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19
Dec

CDCLI/Conifer joint venture open $18.3 million affordable housing development; Opening attended by gov.’s office of storm recovery

December 04, 2018 – Owners Developers & Managers Riverhead, NY On November 19th, the governor’s office of Storm Recovery joined lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul to open the $18.3 million Peconic Crossing, an affordable housing development with 45 apartments that provides a preference in occupancy to New Yorkers displaced by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm […]

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20
Nov

Celebrating the opening of Peconic Crossing in downtown Riverhead

by Tim Gannon | 11/20/2018 6:00 AM New York’s lieutenant governor and the Suffolk County executive joined local officials Monday for a “ribbon cutting” to celebrate the opening of Peconic Crossing, a 45-unit affordable rental project in downtown Riverhead. “The most important thing to keep a downtown alive, in my opinion, is to bring housing […]

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20
Nov

Riverhead welcomes Peconic Crossing: ‘everything we want our town to be’

By Denise Civiletti – Nov 19, 2018, 6:34 pm Peconic Crossing, the 45-unit apartment building on West Main Street, is completed and fully occupied. Rochester-based developer Conifer Realty, which partnered with Community Development Corporation of Long Island, celebrated the project’s completion today with ribbon-cutting ceremonies and the grand opening of a first-floor art gallery being […]

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12
Nov

Application Day to be held for Woodfield Commons in Damascus, Maryland

Damascus, MD (November 12, 2018) – On Tuesday, November 13th, Woodfield Commons will be holding an Application Day to begin accepting applications for residency! This new Conifer Community is in the final stages of construction, with anticipated move-ins beginning next month. The event will be held at the American Legion Post 171 in Damascus, MD, from […]

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29
Oct

Affordable Senior Community Breaks Ground in NJ

The new rental community will feature 54 one-bedroom apartments for seniors aged 62 and older, with five units set aside for formerly homeless senior residents. October 29, 2018by Jeffrey Steele Real estate development company Conifer Realty LLC gathered with Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development Inc. (MEND) and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency for a […]

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29
Oct

Reinhard, Fournier win Business Person of the Year awards

By: Ben JacobsOctober 26, 2018 Abby Reinhard of GP Flooring Solutions and Timothy Fournier of Conifer Realty won the Small Business Council of Rochester’s 2018 Business Person of the Year awards Thursday at a luncheon at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Reinhard took ownership of GP Flooring Solutions, a full-service commercial flooring […]

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10
Oct

The Preserve at Red Run is Now Accepting Applications

Owings Mills, MD (October 10, 2018) – Starting today, The Preserve at Red Run is now accepting applications! The Conifer Community is in the final stages of construction, with an anticipated completion date of November 2018. The Preserve at Red Run is a brand-new, energy efficient, apartment community, located in Owings Mills, Maryland. The community is […]

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17
Jul

Sinclair Way Receives Two Awards at the FCBIA Awards of Excellence Reception

Frederick County Building Industry Association hosted its annual Awards of Excellence (AOE) Reception honoring outstanding individuals, organizations and companies. “Members can submit their best project to be measured against the standards of excellence.” Conifer Realty, LLC is happy to announce that their joint venture with Interfaith Housing Alliance, Inc. (IHA), Sinclair Way, received two awards […]

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16
Jul

LI rents rising as developers struggle to meet demand for apartments

Nearly 13,000 new downtown rental units have been approved in the past 12 years, and another 10,000 are in the works. By Maura McDermottmaura.mcdermott@newsday.comUpdated July 13, 2018 6:00 AM Long Island’s newest, most luxurious rentals are getting snapped up by affluent empty-nesters and young professionals seeking flexibility, convenience and hotel-like amenities such as pools, concierges […]

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31
May

Conifer Welcomes Robert Lampher, Senior Vice President of Property Management

It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Robert Lampher to the Conifer Realty Team. Robert joins Conifer this month to lead our property management team as the Senior Vice President of Property  Management.  “Robert has more than 25 years of experience in multifamily property management,” stated Tom Johnson, Executive Vice President. “He had […]

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25
May

2018 Excellence Award Winners

Conifer Realty, LLC is proud to announce the recipients of the Annual Property Management Excellence Awards. The award winners are an extension of Conifer’s values, they positively impact the lives of our residents and support our unwavering dedication to providing superior communities that welcome workforce families, elderly and those with special needs. These committed recipients […]

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16
May

Affordable Apartment Development for Seniors Receives Funding Award from PHFA

Mt. Airy Baptist Church, Conifer Realty, LLC and BCM Affordable Housing are pleased to announce the funding award of their joint venture, Golden Age Living Accommodations (GALA), by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). Located on Limekiln Pike and Haines Street in Philadelphia, GALA will feature 46 one, and 4 two-bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ […]

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02
May

Lottery Date Announced for Peconic Crossing in Riverhead, NY

Riverhead, N.Y. (April 30, 2018) – Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and Conifer Realty, LLC, will be hosting a lottery to select residents and establish a waiting list for its 45 mixed-income apartments that are being constructed in downtown Riverhead on Main Street. The lottery will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, at the […]

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12
Mar

Conifer Realty Welcomes Dynamic Hires to Their Team

Joanna Cuevas   As our portfolio continues to grow at Conifer Realty, LLC, we are excited to announce the addition of Joanna Cuevas and Rima Edmonds to the team. Joanna will be taking on the role of Senior Project Director and Rima will be Conifer’s new Director of Compliance and Administration, the two will play an essential part […]

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28
Feb

Camp Salute is Now Accepting Applications

Clayton, NJ (February 28, 2018) – Starting today, People for People Foundation, in partnership with Conifer Realty, will be accepting applications for Camp Salute. Camp Salute is a brand new affordable housing apartment community that features a Veteran preference and is the first and only of its kind in South Jersey. The public is invited to […]

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12
Feb

Community Organizations Access $11.5 Million in Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Grants Sponsored by M&T Bank

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — M&T Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced today the awarding of $11.5 million in grants to community-based organizations in nine different cities through the FHLB-NY’s Affordable Housing Program. The grants will help fund projects in: Buffalo, N.Y.; Albany, N.Y.; Trenton, N.J.; Asbury Park, N.J.; Cherry Hill, N.J.; Newark, N.J.; Altoona, Pa.; Claymont, Del.; and Frederica, Del. Organizations seeking […]

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02
Feb

4 Ways Real Estate Companies and Individuals are Redefining the Industry

Institute of Real Estate ManagementTravis Gonzalez, Writer Good management translates into value, and well‐managed properties can improve the quality of life for the people in them. For last year’s Real Estate Management Excellence award recipients, challenging and reshaping best business practices is a daily part of the job.  The Institute of Real Estate Management uses the […]

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02
Feb

Proposed Arts Center in Canandaigua Gets Big Boost

By Mike Murphy Up to $1 million may be coming to the Fort Hill Performing Arts Center Canandaigua, courtesy of the Sands family and Constellation Brands. CANANDAIGUA — After learning of the news that up to $1 million is coming the way of the Fort Hill Performing Arts Center Canandaigua, Holger Stave, the nonprofit organization’s […]

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16
Jan

New apartments open in July in Hamilton Township

Vincent Jackson, Staff WriterPress of Atlantic City “The creation of a housing development of 99 low- and moderate-income rental apartments at New York Avenue and Harding Highway in Hamilton Township should be finished by July. The construction project with a price tag of about $28 million started in June, said Charles M. Lewis, senior vice […]

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15
Jan

Burlington County awards loan for affordable housing project in Cinnaminson

Rose Krebs, Staff WriterBurlington County Times “CINNAMINSON — A long-planned affordable housing project on Riverton Road is slated to begin this spring now that financing is in place. But there have been bumps in the road, including securing additional last-minute financing, according to Matthew Reilly, president and CEO of Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development Inc., commonly […]

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26
Oct

Conifer’s Camp Salute Receives SNJDC’s Community Housing Award

Southern New Jersey Development Council hosted its annual Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception honoring outstanding individuals, organizations and companies in the public and private sectors for leadership in economic development. Conifer Realty, LLC is happy to announce that Camp Salute, an affordable housing, veteran preference, development in Clayton, NJ, has been awarded the 2017 Community Housing […]

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24
Oct

Conifer Realty Receives Prestigious International Award for Corporate & Social Responsibility

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) hosted its annual Inaugural Gala Dinner and Real Estate Management Excellence (REME) Awards Celebration on Friday, October 13th in Chicago Conifer Realty, LLC is honored to have received the 2017 International Award for Corporate and Social Responsibility from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) presented at the 2017 […]

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20
Oct

Housing for seniors, disabled opens in former convent

Tom Waring, Staff WriterNORTHEAST TIMES “Pennypack Crossing recently celebrated its grand opening. The former convent on the campus of Nazareth Hospital is now an apartment complex for people 55 or older and the disabled. Helene Nestel moved to the Northeast in 1963 and was happy in her single rancher in Winchester Park. Recently, she learned […]

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09
Oct

October 06, 2017 – Christie Administration Announces 2017 Governor’s Excellence In Housing And Economic Development Award Winners

www.publicnow.comPress Release, distributed by State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs “Four Projects Recognized at the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development TRENTON – Four innovative real estate development projects were honored with Governor’s Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards at the 2017 Annual Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development. ‘Development of […]

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25
Sep

Ribbon Cutting for Affordable Rental Complex

Long Island Business News / libn.comDavid Winzelberg, Staff Writer “Elected officials and civic leaders are slated to join developers next week to cut the ribbon on a 90-unit affordable rental complex in Copiague. Developed by Community Development Corporation of Long Island and Rochester, N.Y.-based Conifer Realty, the two-building Copiague Commons complex is a mix of 56 […]

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14
Sep

Groundbreaking Marks Start Of Camp Salute Affordable Housing Project

www.publicnow.comPress Release, distributed by Public “25 Percent of Units to be Set Aside for Disabled Veterans CLAYTON – New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) executive staff Tuesday joined local officials and representatives from Conifer Realty LLC and the People for People Foundation of Gloucester County to mark the groundbreaking of Camp Salute, an affordable […]

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13
Sep

Breaking Ground to Give Veterans Affordable Housing in South Jersey

SNJ TodayKimberly Kerr, SNJ Today Reporter “CLAYTON, N.J. – A local organization is celebrating a big day as they get digging on a project seven years in the making. An open plot of land in Gloucester County will soon be home to Camp Salute. “The concept is a community of veterans,” said Allan Connors, a Vietnam veteran and […]

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13
Sep

Ground Breaking Ceremony for Veterans Housing

The NJ Sentinelthenjsentinel.com “A groundbreaking ceremony for the People for People Foundation’s new affordable housing project in Clayton, Gloucester County took place on Tuesday morning September 12th. The new housing project, Camp Salute, is a permanent housing complex geared toward veterans.  It will be located at 865 N. Delsea Drive in Clayton behind the Clayton […]

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13
Sep

$22M Complex Will Have Apartments, Service Center for Veterans

NJ.comJoe Brandt, Staff Writer “CLAYTON – Bernadette Blackstock is thrilled that after seven years, she is finally starting to see a plan to house local veterans come to fruition. Ground was broken Tuesday on Camp Salute, which will be a 76-bedroom apartment complex on Delsea Drive behind the Clayton Mews apartments. The buildings will feature 19 apartments set […]

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12
Sep

Christie Administration Awards Nearly $40 Million In Low Income Housing Tax Credits To Fund Affordable Housing For Working Families, Seniors, Special Needs Residents

www.publicnow.comPress Release, distributed by Public “Award Is Largest Single Allotment of Low Income Housing Tax Credits since Program Began in New Jersey in 1986 Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to 29 projects across the state to fund affordable housing for working families, […]

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12
Sep

Groundbreaking Held in Clayton, NJ for Brand New Affordable Apartments

Clayton, NJ (September 12, 2017) – People for People Foundation in partnership with Conifer Realty, joined by Senator Stephen M. Sweeney, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA), Mayor Tom Bianco and Gloucester County Board of Freeholders, hosted a groundbreaking event this morning for 76 mixed-income apartments, with a veteran preference, being constructed in […]

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30
Aug

Copiague’s downtown experiencing rise in multifamily projects

Newsday / www.newsday.comJesse Coburn, Staff Writer “A number of multifamily housing developments are in the works in downtown Copiague, representing what some see as the fruition of a long campaign by the Town of Babylon to create a dense, walkable neighborhood at the center of the South Shore hamlet. Copiague Commons, a $33.5 million, 90-unit mixed […]

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30
Aug

Couple meets, marries at Egg Harbor City’s Rittenberg Manor

hore News TodayCharlie Pritchard, Staff Writer “EGG HARBOR CITY — Patty Guy moved from The Oaks of Weymouth into Rittenberg Manor in Egg Harbor City in August 2015, less than a year after her husband died. Angelo Giarletta relocated from his home in Kearney, Hudson County, to the 62-and-older community seven months later to live […]

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18
Aug

Open House: Brand New Affordable Senior Apartment Community

On Thursday, August 24th from 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Conifer Village at Cayuga Meadows will be hosting an Open House to showcase the brand new, affordable senior apartment community in Ithaca, NY. Cayuga Meadows features 56 mixed-income apartment homes constructed for active individuals 55 or older. Cayuga Meadows is a smart growth, accessible apartment community offering spacious […]

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14
Aug

LI Developers Spend Millions to Protect from Future Storms

Newsday / www.newsday.com Maura McDermott, Staff Writer “Long Island developers are making multimillion-dollar investments to protect new projects — waterfront and inland alike — from rising sea levels and the risk of major storms. In Glen Cove, RXR Realty said it is raising the ground level of its 56-acre waterfront development, Garvies Point, by 6 to 10 […]

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11
Jul

Firm creates new guidelines for Copiague buildings

Newsday Long Island (www.newsday.com)Jesse Coburn, Staff Writer (jesse.coburn@newsday.com) “An architecture firm hired by the Town of Babylon recently completed guidelines for the design of building facades in downtown Copiague, officials said. The guidelines, which address materials, signs, windows and a host of other design considerations, are the latest step in Babylon’s yearslong campaign to spruce […]

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06
Jul

Housing Choices: Peconic Crossing, Riverhead

2017 Smart Growth AwardsVISION Long Island “One of this year’s winners for Housing Choices goes to the Town of Riverhead and Conifer Realty for their work on Peconic Crossing. Peconic Crossing consists of 45 units and contain artist’s housing, similar to what has been done with ArtSpace in Patchogue. Through collaborative efforts between the Town […]

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08
Jun

Canandaigua planners learn more about Fort Hill theater, apartments

Daily Messenger / www.mpnnow.comMelody Burri, Staff Writer “The $18 million project would restore decaying theater, upgrade senior citizen housing CANANDAIGUA — City Planning and Development Committee members got another look at the rich and stylish design being proposed to breathe life back into a decaying local theater. The $18 million project would also put a shine […]

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26
May

LI smart-growth projects to be honored next month

Long Island Business NewsDavid Winzelberg, Staff Writer “A host of real estate developments and business leaders will be recognized at the 16th Annual Long Island Smart Growth Awards scheduled for next month. Organized by community planning organization and smart-growth advocate Vision Long Island, the luncheon event at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on June […]

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23
May

Conifer Welcomes New Development Design Director

Conifer Realty, LLC announced that Scott Dueker has joined the Company to further develop their growing portfolio. Scott Dueker is joining the Development Team with over 20 years of architecture experience. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Design from the University of Buffalo, with a minor in facilities management and planning, Mr. Dueker has […]

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04
May

CDCLI and Conifer Realty host groundbreaking for $18 million mixed-income apartment project

New York Real Estate Journal (NYREJ)www.nyrej.com “Riverhead, NY Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and Conifer Realty, LLC, hosted a groundbreaking event for 45 mixed-income apartments to be constructed on Main St. in the downtown area. A blighted building was recently demolished on the site and will be replaced with a five-story building featuring one […]

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06
Apr

Copiague Commons apartments attract hundreds of applicants

Newsday Long Island (www.newsday.com)Jesse Coburn, Staff Writer (jesse.coburn@newsday.com) HIGHLIGHTS More than 500 applications received for new development Lottery determines order of consideration for rental units More than 500 applications have been submitted for apartments in a $33.5 million, 90-unit, mixed-income development in Copiague that is a centerpiece of Babylon Town’s campaign to revitalize the South […]

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06
Apr

120 Affordable Apartments Now Open in Capitol Heights

Conifer Realty, LLC joined by Secretary Kenneth Holt of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Thomas Himler Deputy CAO for the County Government, Eric Brown, Director of Housing and Community Development for Prince George’s County, and a host of others, gathered to celebrate the official opening for Conifer Village at Oakcrest, a $26.5 […]

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05
Apr

2017 Property Management Award Winners

Conifer Realty, LLC is proud to announce the recipients of the Annual Property Management Excellence Awards. The award winners are an extension of Conifer’s values, they positively impact the lives of our residents and support our unwavering dedication to providing high-quality homes that welcome workforce families, elderly and those with special needs. These committed recipients […]

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30
Mar

Groundbreaking Held in Downtown Riverhead for New Mixed-Income Apartments

Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and Conifer Realty, LLC, hosted a groundbreaking event this morning for 45 mixed-income apartments to be constructed on Main Street in downtown Riverhead.  A blighted building was recently demolished on the site and will be replaced with a high quality, five-story building featuring one and two bedroom energy […]

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24
Mar

Groundbreaking for Riverhead rental project

Long Island Tech News (longislandtechnologynews.com) “A groundbreaking for a new $18 million apartment complex in downtown Riverhead is scheduled for next week. The project, called Peconic Crossing, will be developed by Rochester-based Conifer Realty and the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and bring 45 income-restricted apartments in a four-story building at 11 West Main […]

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23
Feb

Boston Capital Invests in Latest Conifer Realty Development

Affordable Housing Financewww.housingfinance.com “The LIHTC equity will help finance a 48-unit development in Dryden, N.Y. Boston Capital announced that it is investing in the construction of a 48-unit affordable housing development for families in Dryden, N.Y. Poets Landing II is being developed by Rochester, N.Y.–based Conifer Realty. Boston Capital is investing approximately $7.6 million in […]

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20
Feb

Conifer Welcomes New Regional Vice President of Property Management

It is with great honor that we announce the addition of Betty Perry, Regional Vice President of Property Management to Conifer. “Betty will oversee the Long Island region and join the Property Management Leadership Team,” said Thomas R. Johnson, Executive Vice President. “Betty comes to Conifer from Related Management Company, where she spent 24 years […]

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31
Jan

Affordable Senior Housing in Capitol Heights Now Open

Conifer is pleased to announce that a brand new, 120-unit, senior apartment community in Capitol Heights is now open!  Located at 2011 Brooks Drive in District Heights, Conifer Village at Oakcrest offers individuals 62 and older an affordable, one or two bedroom, high-quality, state-of-the-art apartment home with many amenities. Each apartment home includes energy efficient […]

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25
Jan

Employee on the Move

It is with great honor that we announce the promotion of Rob Corredine, CPA, to Corporate Controller. “Rob joined Conifer in 2013 and has made significant contributions in many areas of the Company, including corporate and development accounting,” said Tim Fournier, Chairman & CEO. In his four years at Conifer, Rob has held various positions […]

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17
Jan

Conifer Welcomes New Vice President of Human Resources

It is with great honor that we announce the addition of Barbara Ross, Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Development to Conifer. “I have known Barb for many years and have worked alongside of her at another organization,” stated Mark Benotti, Vice President of Shared Services. “She is a true professional and owns a […]

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04
Jan

Conifer secures $10 million construction loan for Saratoga County apartment project

Robin K. Cooper, ReporterAlbany Business Review “Conifer Realty has secured a $10 million construction loan from TD Bank for a 140-unit apartment project in Ballston, New York. The Rochester apartment management company plans to start construction of its Blue Heron Trail development on Route 67 during the first or second quarter of this year, said Gerry […]

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19
Dec

A camp with a purpose takes shape in Clayton | Editorial

South Jersey Times Editorial Boardwww.nj.com / sjletters@njadvancemedia.com  “With a name like Camp Salute, you might think what will take shape on some former farmland in Clayton will provide outdoor summertime recreational activities geared toward 8-year-olds who like to play “Army.” It’s really a much bigger deal than that. Camp Salute, despite its mildly deceptive name, is a […]

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15
Dec

$20M ‘Camp Salute’ project provides affordable housing to veterans

Matt Gray, Staff Writerwww.nj.com / mgray@njadvancemedia.com  “Behind Clayton Mews senior apartments on Delsea Drive sits acres of what used to be farmland. Work will soon begin to transform a portion of this site into permanent housing for military veterans and their families. Called Camp Salute, this apartment complex will provide housing for low- to moderate-income families, with a preference […]

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13
Dec

Conifer Staff Recognized at Annual Awards Ceremony

On December 2, staff and administrators from all six regional support centers gathered at The Strathallan to honor Conifer staff members for their dedication and commitment. Awards are given based on merit and nominations. Each of our four recipients were nominated by their peers for their outstanding performance in 2016. There are three Outstanding Performance […]

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05
Dec

Downtown Riverhead project, Peconic Crossing, gets $350K from county

Tim Gannon, Staff Writer / tgannon@timesreview.com Riverhead News-Review “The developers of Peconic Crossing, a 45-unit affordable apartment project proposed for West Main Street in Riverhead, will receive $350,000 from Suffolk County to pay for infrastructure improvements such as sidewalks, lighting and drainage. The Suffolk County Legislature approved the expenditure at its meeting Nov. 23 by a vote of 14 […]

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01
Nov

Successful Summer Food Program at a Conifer Community

Conifer Realty, LLC is happy to announce that Meadow Lark Run and Green Heron Point, brand new apartment communities in Rio Grande and Cape May Court House, had a very successful first summer food program for their residents. Barbarita Garcia-Clarke, Community Manager of both apartment communities, working closely with our supportive services coordinator, Susan Delanzo […]

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19
Oct

Town planners OK Big Tree Glen… expansions

Mike Pettinella, Staff WriterThe Batavian / www.thebatavian.com  “Expansion and improvement projects at the Big Tree Glen apartment complex on West Main Street Road, Koolatron on Commerce Drive and Batavia Sports Park on Bank Street Road received “green lights” to move forward Tuesday night (Oct. 18) from the Town of Batavia Planning Board. At their meeting at […]

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26
Sep

Christie Administration Announces 2016 Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Award Winners

Tammori Petty / (609) 292-6055State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs “Five Projects Recognized at the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development TRENTON – Five projects, located in Burlington, Atlantic, Middlesex, Monmouth and Essex counties, were formally recognized with Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards at the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Housing […]

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26
Sep

Susan Sturman Jennings, Esq., Named 2016 Top Counsel, Attorney of the Year

Conifer Realty, LLC is proud to announce that Susan Sturman Jennings, Esq., has been named one of 2016’s Top Counsel from The Daily Record. The Daily Record’s Attorneys of the Year Awards honors outstanding attorneys through the Leaders in Law and Top Counsel. The Top Counsel Award honors in-house or general counsel who have shown […]

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30
Aug

56-Unit Affordable Apartment Complex Officially Opened Today in Batavia

Billie Owens, Staff WriterThe Batavian “The United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) and Conifer Realty, LLC, joined by local officials and community leaders, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning for a 56-unit apartment community in Batavia.  Big Tree Glen, located at 3727 W. Main St. Road, offers seven high-quality, two-story buildings featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment […]

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29
Aug

Rochester-Based Development Group to Build Apartments in Malta with Below-Market Rents

Susan E. Campbell, Staff WriterSaratoga Business Journal / www.saratoga.com  “A 17-acre plot on Route 67 next to East Line Road will soon provide 163 apartments for people working in and around Ballston Spa, according to the developer, Conifer Realty of Rochester, which closed on the purchase of the property on July 1. The land was purchased […]

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22
Aug

New life for Canandaigua’s Fort Hill auditorium

Mike Murphy, Staff WriterDaily Messenger / www.mpnnow.com  “Members of the Fort Hill Performing Arts Center are trying to help bring the arts to a local stage CANANDAIGUA — Gordon Estey’s career in theater started at the old Canandaigua Academy and Junior Academy auditorium where the Fort Hill Apartments now stand. In fact, Estey, a semi-retired theater […]

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02
Aug

15th Annual Long Island Smart Growth Awards held in June

Kristine Wolf, PublisherNew York Real Estate Journal “Woodbury, NY The 15th Annual Long Island Smart Growth Awards took place this June at the Crest Hollow Country Club, honoring individuals and organizations and advancing successful downtown initiatives. Over 900 of Long Island’s civic, business, development and government leaders took part in the program for the best in class […]

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01
Aug

Millions in Sandy recovery funds support new rental housing

Emily C. Dooley, Staff WriterNewsday / www.newsday.com “The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery is spending $68.6 million in federal disaster recovery money to help fund construction of 695 affordable housing units statewide, replenishing stocks damaged by superstorm Sandy and tropical storms Irene and Lee. The spending includes $13.25 million to partially cover the cost of 135 […]

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01
Aug

Apartment project gets 10-year tax abatement from IDA

Tim Gannon, Staff WriterRiverhead News Review “Peconic Crossing, a 45-unit, five-story “workforce housing” apartment building proposed on West Main Street, will get a 100 percent property tax abatement on the value of the improvements for 10 years, under a decision made by the Riverhead Town Industrial Development Agency Monday.  The 10-year tax abatement — which […]

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19
Jul

New Conifer senior housing commences on Ithaca’s West Hill

Brian Crandall, Staff WriterThe Ithaca Voice “ITHACA, N.Y. — It’s safe to say this is under construction. Work has commenced on Conifer LLC’s Cayuga Meadows affordable senior housing project on West Hill. Cayuga Meadows is a 3-story, 58,500 SF apartment building with 68 units, 59 1-bedroom and 9 2-bedroom. The units will be available to […]

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11
Jul

Affordable Senior Housing in Webster, Now Leasing

Conifer is pleased to announce that, in partnership with Volunteers of America Upstate New York (VOAUPNY), a brand new, 60-unit, senior apartment community is now leasing in Webster!  Cobblestone Place at Webster will be opening in late 2016, offering spacious one and two bedroom apartment homes, including HVI units for those with special needs. Individuals […]

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06
Jul

Developer acquires 17 acres for apartments, townhomes in Saratoga County

Robin K. Cooper, ReporterAlbany Business Review “A Rochester real estate developer has purchased 17 acres of land on Route 67 in Ballston, New York, where the company is seeking approval to build 140 apartments. Conifer Realty, which has developed more than 220 apartment communities in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania, acquired property along […]

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29
Jun

South Wedge Farmers Market at the Hamilton

The South Wedge Farmers Market, which operates under the direction of the South Wedge Planning Committee (SWPC), is stationed outside of The Hamilton Apartments on Mount Hope every Thursday night from 4pm-7pm from June through October. The Farmers Market offers locally grown food from vendors less than 100 miles from Rochester, live music with electric […]

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27
Jun

Copiague Commons Earns Smart Growth Award

Conifer is delighted to announce that Copiague Commons, a brand new development currently under construction, was awarded with VISION Long Island’s Smart Growth Award. Copiague Commons was recognized with the “Housing Choices” honor during VISION Long Island’s 15th Annual Smart Growth Awards on June 10th. These prestigious awards are presented to organizations that display industry leadership […]

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27
Jun

Al Baxter, Maintenance Person of the Year

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA Rural Development) announced the winners of the National Multi-Family Housing Maintenance People of the Year for 2016. We are proud to announce Al Baxter, Maintenance Mentor at Willow Landing Apartments I & II, was one of two recipients of this award. This is the second year […]

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24
Jun

More affordable housing planned at Dryden’s Poet’s Landing

Brian Crandall, Staff WriterIthaca Voice “ITHACA, N.Y. — It’s no secret that a lack of affordable housing is an issue in Tompkins County. Conifer LLC is hoping to make a dent in the deficit. The Rochester-based company is moving forward with plans for a second phase of the Poet’s Landing affordable apartment project in the […]

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23
Jun

Atlantic City affordable housing advances

Press of Atlantic Citywww.pressofatlanticcity.com “Representatives from the Christie administration joined federal and local officials, the Atlantic City Housing Authority and Urban Redevelopment Agency and Conifer Realty, LLC Wednesday to mark the groundbreaking for The Meadows, a new affordable housing development in Atlantic City. The development, located in the Back Maryland section of the city, will […]

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20
Jun

Conifer announces Property Management Award winners

Conifer is proud to announce the recipients of the Annual Property Management Excellence Awards. The award winners are an extension of Conifer’s values, they positively impact the lives of our residents and support our unwavering dedication to providing high-quality homes that welcome workforce families, elderly and those with special needs. These committed recipients were announced […]

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17
Jun

Conifer Realty Completes $56M Mixed-Income, Mixed-Use Development

National Housing & Rehabilitation AssociationNH&RA, Member News “Conifer Realty, LLC, celebrated the completion of construction and occupancy of Wincoram Commons in Coram, New York, alongside Community Development Corporation of Long Island, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County and New York State officials, as well as civic leaders and private funders. The $56 million development consists of 176 mixed-income multifamily […]

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09
Jun

CDT Celebrates Wincoram Commons Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with CDCLI and Conifer Realty

Wincoram Ribbon Cutting Event, May 19, 2016 Centereach, N.Y.(see excerpts from Press Release below) Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and Conifer Realty, LLC, joined today with Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County and New York State officials, as well as civic leaders and private funders to celebrate the completion of construction and occupancy of […]

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07
Jun

5 Ways to Overcome NIMBYism

Affordable Housing FinanceChristine Serlin, Staff Writer “INDUSTRY EXPERTS SHARE STRATEGIES FOR WORKING WITH NEIGHBORS, LOCAL OFFICIALS. 1. EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY The key to overcoming NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard) opposition is to educate people as to what affordable housing really is and what it is not, says Charles Lewis, senior vice president for Conifer […]

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27
May

Congratulations #TeamConifer

Conifer is ranked 21st in The National Affordable Housing Management Associations “Affordable 100” list for 2016!  This is up from 24 in 2015! Thank you to our team for thier role in working together!  #ConiferInMotion  #DoingWhateWeDoBetter To see the rankings, click on the link below:

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19
May

First retail tenants signed for $56M Coram project

David Winzelberg, Staff WriterLong Island Business News / libn.com “As officials plan to cut the ribbon Thursday on a new $56 million mixed-use development in Coram, its first retail tenants have already been signed. Called Wincoram Commons, the project by Rochester, N.Y.-based Conifer Realty and the Community Development Corporation of Long Island, brings 176 workforce […]

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06
May

Copiague Commons Groundbreaking Celebrated

Nicholas Spangler, Staff WriterNewsday / www.newsday.com  “Groundbreaking was celebrated yesterday for Copiague Commons, a $33.5 million, 90-unit affordable apartment project local officials say will spark a resurgence of the hamlet’s downtown. “This downtown has the potential to be one of the great downtowns in our region,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said. “Key to that is […]

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04
May

Copiague Commons Rental Complex Groundbreaking Set

Nicholas Spangler, Staff WriterNewsday / www.newsday.com “Groundbreaking is scheduled for Thursday at the downtown Copiague site where developers plan to build a 90-unit affordable rental apartment complex, Copiague Commons. Like other so-called transit-oriented developments in Ronkonkoma, Wyandanch and Patchogue, Copiague Commons will be within walking distance of the hamlet’s Long Island Rail Road station, a location […]

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04
May

Two Projects Granted Tax Incentives from Riverhead IDA

Tim Gannon, Staff WriterRiverhead News-Reviewriverheadnewsreview.com “Two projects received tax incentives from the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency Monday, and two others began the process of applying for them.   In addition to approving tax abatements for a hard cider facility on Sound Avenue and a proposed restaurant and hotel on East Main Street, the IDA heard informal presentations […]

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03
May

Groundbreaking for Copiague Rental Project

David WinzelbergLong Island Business News / libn.com “Developers, business leaders and elected officials are slated to attend an official groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a 90-residence apartment complex in Copiague. The $33.5 million project being built by the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and Conifer Realty will add 56 one-bedroom and 34 two-bedroom apartments on the Railroad Avenue […]

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21
Apr

The AHF 50 | Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers

Conifer Realty ranked 5th on the Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s top 50 Affordable Housing Developers. Read Full Article

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21
Apr

The AHF 50 | Top 50 Affordable Housing Owners

Conifer Realty ranked 13th on the Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s Top 50 Affordable Housing OwnersRead Full Article

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13
Apr

Deputy Supervisor Martinez, County Executive Bellone Announce Demo, Clearing Path for Development

Brendan Cunningham, Staff WriterLindenhurst Patch patch.com  “Demolition of 54 Railroad Avenue in Copiague paves way for new housing complex. Town of Babylon Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez recently joined with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to witness the demolition of a blighted site in Copiague where 90 new affordable apartments are to be constructed. This is the […]

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11
Apr

Copiague warehouse demolished to build affordable apartments

Nicholas Spangler, Staff WriterNewsday www.newsday.com “Demolition ended Friday at the downtown Copiague site where a developer plans to build Copiague Commons, a 90-unit affordable rental apartment complex. With Babylon Town officials and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on hand, a backhoe leveled the last of what had been the All-Pro Horticulture warehouse, a low cinder block […]

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08
Apr

Affordable housing advances in Chappaqua

Michael P. McKinney, Staff WriterThe Journal News www.lohud.com  “NEW CASTLE – A controversial affordable housing project in Chappaqua has gained momentum after the Town Board unanimously approved permit changes sought by the developer. The location — 54 Hunts Place — is a third of an acre bounded by the Saw Mill River Parkway, Route 120 and the railroad tracks close to downtown Chappaqua. The next step […]

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06
Apr

Special Use Permit Changes for Conifer Affordable Units Approved

Martin Wilbur, Staff WriterThe Examiner, news.com  “The New Castle Town Board approved last week the final six modifications to Conifer Realty’s special permit for 28 affordable units in downtown Chappaqua but the applicant must still address multiple conditions before it may begin building. Board members unanimously agreed to the revisions dealing with mainly several safety issues […]

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10
Mar

Marilyn Thomas Retires After 46 Years in the Affordable Housing Industry

Marilyn Thomas, Regional Manager at Conifer Realty, LLC has officially retired after 46 years in the affordable housing industry. During her tenure at Conifer, Marilyn oversaw a portfolio of 48 apartment communities in three states with over 1,500 apartment units for the past 33 years. Mrs. Thomas was Vice President at Patterson-Erie Corporation where she […]

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07
Mar

45-unit apartment building in Riverhead clears final hurdle

Tim Gannon, Staff WriterRiverhead News-Review “A proposed 45-unit affordable apartment building on West Main Street received final site plan approval from the Riverhead Town Planning Board Thursday night.  Peconic Crossing, a joint venture between Rochester-based Conifer Realty and the nonprofit Community Development Corporation of Long Island, was approved by 3-1 vote, with Planning Board member […]

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07
Mar

From the Field: Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition Hosts Housing Advocacy Day

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)Resource Library, March 07, 2016 “On February 18, advocates from across Maryland gathered in Annapolis for Housing Day, coordinated by the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC), an NLIHC state partner. More than 200 advocates met with over 40 legislators to build support for increased funding for affordable rental housing programs […]

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01
Mar

Jessica Zuniga, a voice for affordable housing in Maryland

Jessica Zuniga, Vice President of Development has been a consistent voice for affordable housing in Maryland. She has developed numerous communities for Conifer and continues to build lasting relationships in her region. Recently, Jessica spoke at the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC) Housing Day. Jessica is a Board Member of MAHC as well as the […]

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01
Mar

Affordable Housing for Veterans

Our non profit partners at People for People Foundation discuss Camp Salute, a new development that will offer affordable housing for veterans in Clayton, NJ. Construction will begin June 2016 and offer 76 apartment homes with 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms. Camp Salute offers a fully equipped community complete with a laundry center, computer labs, […]

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26
Feb

Conifer plan for affordable senior apartments approved by Town of Ithaca

Brian Crandall, Staff WriterThe Ithaca Voice www.ithacavoice.com  “A long-delayed plan for affordable senior apartments has been funded through a state grant and is poised to begin construction later this year. The Ithaca town board convened Monday night to discuss property easements required from Rochester-based Conifer Realty LLC as one of the stipulations of receiving a building […]

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18
Feb

Janine Owens, Forty Under 40 – New Jersey Biz

New Jersey Biz presents an annual Forty under 40 award celebrating 40 of New Jersey’s most accomplished young businessmen and women who have been making headlines in their field and who share commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the community – the next generation of unstoppable leaders. Janine Owens, Project Coordinator in New Jersey, […]

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11
Feb

Employee on the Move

It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of an exceptional, hard-working employee, Patricia Denny, effective immediately. At Conifer, we believe in hiring the best and brightest who allow us to promote from within. “I am pleased to announce that Patti Denny has been promoted from Senior Asset Manager to Director of Asset […]

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08
Feb

Sam Leone, Regional Vice President

It is with great honor that we announce the promotion of Sam Leone to Regional Vice President of Conifer Realty, LLC. “Sam has had a wonderful career since joining our New Jersey development team nine years ago,” said Tim Fournier, President and CEO. “He not only has become a very accomplished Developer, but has earned […]

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01
Feb

Mayor Warren Announces New Program to ‘Celebrate City Living’

“Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that the City of Rochester and the Rochester Coalition for Neighborhood Living have launched Celebrate City Living, a new program to help homebuyers and renters learn about the benefits of living in the city and find the resources to make it easier to buy or rent a home in […]

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29
Jan

Feds seek $60,000 in contempt fines against Westchester

David Mckay Wilson, Staff Writerlohud www.lohud.com “Tax Watch columnist David McKay Wilson explores the latest development in Westchester epic housing battle in Chappaqua So far, Westchester County has lost an estimated $22 million in federal funding due to its noncompliance with the consent decree from its 2009 fair housing lawsuit. Now it would have to pay $60,000 more […]

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28
Jan

Rochester’s Celebrate City Living features neighborhoods

Mary Chao, Staff Writermchao@gannett.comDemocrat & Chronicle “With their three children grown and on their own, Jim Mayer and Irene Allen decided it was time for a change. Almost four years ago, the couple sold their 2,400 square-foot, ranch-style home in Brighton and began searching for a new place to start a new chapter of their […]

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26
Jan

Tajdeed Residences, A Conifer Community 100% Occupied

It is with extreme pleasure and gratitude that we announce that Tajdeed Residences is 100% occupied as of January 26, 2016! Tajdeed Residences is a brand new apartment community located in Philadelphia, PA. Conifer Realty and Arab-American Development Corporation are working in partnership to revitalize an underutilized block into a vibrant, 45 unit community in South […]

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20
Jan

Conifer 2015 Excellence Award Recipients Honored

Employees from Conifer’s regional support centers gathered last month to honor five of their teammates at the annual Holiday Celebration. Each year, regional support center employees have the opportunity to nominate fellow employees within the organization for their outstanding performance. There are four Outstanding Performance Award winners and one Emerald Award of Excellence winner. This […]

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18
Jan

Public Art Installed at Erie Harbor

Patrick J. FlaniganCity of Rochester “(Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that the public art component of the Erie Harbor Enhancement Project is complete with the installation of five new sculptures near the Erie Harbor apartments between the Genesee River and Mount Hope Avenue. “The Erie Harbor Enhancement Project has […]

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12
Jan

LeChase Construction promotes Brian J. Russo to vice president

Jennifer Miglioratti, LeChase Construction “ROCHESTER, N.Y., January 6, 2016—LeChase Construction Services, LLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian J. Russo to vice president of Conifer-LeChase Construction, based in Rochester. As vice president, Russo will oversee project procedures—including team management and coordination with clients, consultants and subcontractors—to ensure successful completion. In addition he will […]

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08
Jan

Conifer Employees on the Move

At Conifer, we believe in promoting from within. We hire the best and brightest who strive to achieve new goals. It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotions of three exceptional, hard-working employees, Teresa Rudd, Kim Beaumont and Brandi Johnson, effective January, 2016. Teresa Rudd’s promotion to Risk Manager is a well-deserved and […]

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22
Dec

The Pervasive Fear of Affordable Housing in New Jersey

Alana Semuels, Staff WriterThe Atlantic / www.theatlantic.com  “HOWELL, N.J.—The comments started online shortly after this middle-class Republican stronghold in central New Jersey filed a plan to rezone a wooded area to enable the construction of 72 affordable housing units. There were the usual range of complaints: that the affordable housing would create more traffic, put additional […]

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04
Dec

Executives of the Year 2015

Erica Bauwens, Michelle Boyles, Matt Cosentino, Josephine Cusumano and Liz Hunter, Staff WritersSouth Jersey Biz / southjerseybiz.net  “South Jersey’s business community is a multifaceted landscape composed of industries of all types. But it’s the people working behind the scenes who are often responsible for the projects and initiatives that are driving the economy forward. Our 2015 […]

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23
Nov

“Frederick approves financial support for affordable housing projects”

Nancy Lavin, Staff Writer (nlavin@newspost.com)Frederick News Post www.fredericknewspost.com ” The city of Frederick is putting its money where its mouth is on affordable housing. City elected officials on Thursday approved $300,000 in deferred loans for two projects that will provide 71 new affordable housing rental units for the city. The Board of Aldermen’s unanimous vote allows the […]

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16
Nov

First Niagara Provides $6.4M Construction Loan for Multifamily Development in Rochester

Amy Works, Staff WriterREBUSINESS ONLINE “ROCHESTER, N.Y. — First Niagara Financial Group Inc. has provided a $6.4 million construction loan to Conifer Realty LLC for the development of Market Apartments at Corpus Christi. Located on East Main Street in Rochester’s Market neighborhood, the affordable housing development, which is tailored for local artists, will feature 42 energy-efficient […]

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11
Nov

Just in time for Veterans Day, N.J. town gets $1.7 million for vet housing

Andy Polhamus, Staff WriterNJ.com “CLAYTON – The borough has been awarded $1.7 million in tax credits for low-income veteran housing, the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced. “Veterans deserve our support and assistance, especially if they are dealing with mental or physical disabilities,” said Freeholder Director Bob Damminger. “The men and women who served […]

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10
Nov

Clayton’s Camp Salute wins tax credit

Kim Mulford, Staff WriterCourier-Post, A Gannett Company “CLAYTON – An affordable housing development intended primarily for veterans just moved closer to reality, thanks to $1.7 million in federal tax credits awarded by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency. The money will cover about 70 percent of the construction costs for Camp Salute, a […]

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06
Nov

Transition of Gregory School to senior housing completed

Kenny Walter, Staff WriterAtlanticville / atl.gmnews.com “LONG BRANCH — Conversion of the former Gregory School into 117 senior housing units was influenced by the historic designation of the historic school building. “It was unique because we were taking an existing structure — and remember it is historic so it is rehabbed different than going into a normal shell […]

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29
Oct

$12 million senior housing development kicks off in Webster

Andrea Deckert, Staff WriterRochester Business Journal (RBJ) “Ground was broken Wednesday on Cobblestone Place, a $12 million senior housing development in Webster. It is expected to be completed late next year.  Cobblestone Place, being developed by Conifer Realty LLC,  is a 60-unit apartment community for individuals age 62 and older. Of the units, 30 will […]

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29
Oct

Cobblestone Place groundbreaking

13-WHAM News “Webster, N.Y. – The Volunteers of America and Conifer Realty, LLC are hosting a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for a new apartment complex. The $12 million project is for seniors age 62 and older. Some apartments will have amenities for those with disabilities or visually/audibly impaired. Wednesday’s ceremony will kick off construction and will […]

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28
Oct

NYS Homes and Community Renewal, Conifer and Volunteers of America Upstate New York Celebrate Construction Start of New Affordable Senior Housing Complex

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), Conifer Realty, LLC and Volunteers of America Upstate New York (VOAUPNY), joined by County Executive Maggie Brooks and Webster Town Supervisor, Ronald W. Nesbitt, gathered to celebrate the official groundbreaking for Cobblestone Place at Webster, a $12 million senior housing development.  Cobblestone Place at Webster is a […]

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22
Oct

Kensington housing complex complete

Natalie Kostelni, Staff WriterPhiladelphia Business Journal “A $14.3 million affordable housing development has been completed in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Tajeed Residences at Cadwallader Street and West Oxford Street has three buildings totaling 60,000 square feet over a city block. It has 45 apartments and was developed by an entity called Tajdeed Redevelopment Associates, […]

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20
Oct

Growth from Within

At Conifer, we believe in promoting from within. We focus on hiring the best and brightest people who are dedicated to being good neighbors, building opportunities and achieving dreams. It is with great honor that we announce the promotions of two committed employees! Cheryl Stulpin has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Conifer Realty. In this […]

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20
Oct

Conifer Selects New SVP and VP from Within

National Housing & Rehabilitation AssociationNH&RA Member News “Conifer promoted Cheryl Stulpin to Senior Vice President of Conifer Realty. Mark Benotti has been promoted to Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management. As Senior Vice President, Cheryl will lead all real estate development operations for New York and Pennsylvania. Cheryl worked with Conifer several years prior and rejoined us in 2013 […]

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15
Oct

Long Branch opens new Gregory age-restricted housing

Dan Radel, Staff WriterAsbury Park Press (APP) www.app.com “LONG BRANCH — What was old is new again. The city’s housing authority has completed a seven-year project of restoring and redeveloping a historic school to make affordable apartments for residents 62 years of age and older. “When we first acquired this site we had two goals in mind, to construct at least 100 new units of safe, […]

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15
Oct

Long Branch Senior Housing Project Completed

Chris Sheldon, Staff WriterWord on the Shore www.wordontheshore.com “LONG BRANCH: The former Gregory School has now been converted to 117 units of senior affordable housing. The Long Branch Housing Authority (LBHA) project began work at the historic school, located at 157 Seventh Ave. in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy and finished on Oct. 14 with a ribbon cutting […]

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15
Oct

Gregory Senior Residences and Maestro Annex Phase II Provides 52 Units of Affordable Rental Housing for Seniors

Lisa Ryan, Staff WriterReal Estate Rama www.realestaterama.com “Long Branch, NJ – October 15, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) – The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) today joined local and state officials along with representatives of the City of Long Branch Housing Authority, Maestro Community Development Corporation, Conifer Realty, LLC, and The Metro Company, LLC to celebrate […]

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30
Sep

Historic School Turns into an Affordable Senior Housing Development

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentHUD.GOV “Florence, NJ – HUD New Jersey Field Office Director Maria Maio-Messano participated in the grand opening of the new Duffy Senior Apartments, 53 one-bedroom units that will change the lives of area seniors. The development transformed a 19th century elementary school into a residential building that includes a […]

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23
Sep

Conifer Realty Develops ENERGY STAR Certified Homes for Hurricane-Displaced Seniors

Lauren Anderson, Staff WriterNational Housing & Rehabilitation Association “Conifer Realty’s new affordable apartment community in Egg Harbor City, NJ, is providing homes to seniors displaced by Hurricane Sandy and has earned an ENERGY STAR certification. Rittenberg Manor provides 100 home to seniors over the age of 62, and sets aside five of those units for homeless individuals. Construction on the […]

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20
Sep

Small business spotlight: Conifer Realty

Alan Morrell, Rochester-based freelance writerDemocrat & Chronicle / www.democratandchronicle.com  “Conifer Realty started 40 years ago as a real estate company dedicated to lower-cost housing. That continues to be the mission that drives Conifer, a Rochester-based company that has branched into other states. Conifer owns and oversees 18 properties in the Rochester area and more than 200 […]

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18
Sep

Rittenberg Manor Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

Conifer Realty is pleased to announce that the apartments in Rittenberg Manor have earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification. The ENERGY STAR label identifies apartments and condo units in multifamily buildings that are designed to be at least 15% more efficient than typical new construction. Throughout the construction process, independent testing and […]

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17
Sep

New senior affordable housing development opens in Florence

Todd McHale, Staff WriterBurlington County Times “FLORENCE — A building once used to educate the township’s youth will serve seniors for years to come. Local, county, state and federal officials joined Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, MEND, and Conifer LLC of Mount Laurel to celebrate the opening of the new Duffy Senior Apartments on West Second […]

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17
Sep

Christie Administration Marks Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Project in Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, Financed with Federal Sandy Recovery Funds

RealEstateRama “Rittenberg Manor Provides 100 Units of Affordable Rental Housing for Seniors Egg Harbor City, NJ – September 15, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) today joined local and state officials and representatives of Conifer Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc. (MEND) to celebrate the grand opening of Rittenberg […]

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16
Sep

The Duffy School Apartments to Officially Open

Florence Township, Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development (MEND) and Conifer Realty will celebrate the official opening of The Duffy School Apartments today, Wednesday, September 16th with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:30pm. The Duffy School is a 53-unit senior community specially designed for individuals 62 or older. Nestled in the quiet suburban town of Florence, on the […]

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11
Sep

Saturday Ribbon-cutting scheduled for Rittenberg Manor

Charlie Pritchard, Staff WriterShore News Today “EGG HARBOR CITY – On Saturday, Sept. 12 officials of Conifer Realty and Moorestown Ecumenical Development and Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti will officially open the doors to the new Rittenberg Manor Senior Community with a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located at 528 Philadelphia Avenue, Rittenberg Manor is […]

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31
Aug

A.C. housing development building 90 affordable apartments on several blocks

Martin DeAngelis, Staff WriterPress of Atlantic City .com “ATLANTIC CITY — A year after four casinos closed due to widely publicized economic troubles, work crews are quietly building the city’s biggest housing development in several years. Or maybe quiet isn’t quite the right word for all the work going on at The Meadows, a 90-unit […]

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31
Aug

Rittenberg Manor 100% Occupied

Conifer Realty, LLC is proud to announce the successful completion of its newest development, Rittenberg Manor Senior Apartments; the community has been fully leased and is 100% occupied. It takes a team of skilled and dedicated professionals working together from conception through completion to successfully complete a development of this magnitude. Located in the heart […]

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24
Aug

75 years of marriage and counting

Celeste E. Whittaker, Staff WriterCourier-Post, A Gannett Compant LINDENWOLD – They met at a roller skating rink in Scranton, Pennsylvania when they were in their teens and have been inseparable since that day. The couple, one in a wheelchair due to a broken hip, both had tears in their eyes Saturday when they realized the […]

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18
Aug

Timothy Fournier, Finalist for Business Person of the Year

Staff WritersSmall Buisness Council of Rochester “The Small Business Council of Rochester will host its annual Gala Luncheon – one of the region’s largest business networking events – to recognize exceptional business leaders who have demonstrated significant contributions to their companies in the areas of growth, leadership, achievement and community service. The Small Business Council Business […]

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12
Aug

SNJDC holds Environmental Remediation Seminar

By Staff WritersNJ Advance Media for NJ.com “On Thursday, Aug. 13, Sam Leone, vice president of development for Conifer LLC of Mount Laurel, will be one of three featured panel speakers at the (SNJDC) Southern New Jersey Development Council’s (SNJDC) Environmental Remediation Seminar at Atlantic Cape Community College. According to Leone, “Over the past 15 years, […]

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11
Aug

Crossed retires as chairman of Conifer; Fournier takes post

Andrea Deckert, Staff WriterRochester Business Journal Conifer Realty LLC chairman Richard Crossed has retired and Timothy Fournier, president and CEO, has been named to the role, the Rochester firm said Thursday. The change took effect Aug. 1. Crossed will continue to provide consulting services on a limited basis, and Fournier retains the CEO title. Crossed was […]

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04
Aug

Local Multifamily Developer and Affordable Housing Advocate, Richard J. Crossed Announces Retirement

Effective August 1, 2015, Richard J. Crossed has retired from his position as Chairman of Conifer Realty, however, Mr. Crossed will continue to provide consulting services on a limited basis. Richard J. Crossed was a founding member of Conifer Development in 1975. During the ensuing 20 years, the Company grew to nearly 6,000 units. In […]

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03
Aug

Meadow Lark Run Apartments 100% Occupied

Conifer Realty, LLC is proud to announce the successful completion of a lease up by our New Jersey property management team. Meadow Lark Run Apartments, a new, family community developed by Conifer and located in Middle Township New Jersey, is now 100% occupied. From conception through completion, working together, our team of skilled and dedicated […]

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10
Jul

$12 million apartment development opens

Andrea Deckert, Staff WritierRochester Business Journal “The Market Apartments at Corpus Christi, a $12 million joint venture between Conifer Realty LLC and ISLA Housing and Development Corp., officially opened Thursday. The project is located in the city’s historic Market Neighborhood, by the Auditorium Theatre, Main Street Armory and the Neighborhood of the Arts. It was […]

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09
Jul

Market Apartments at Corpus Christi – Officially Open

Developers, public officials and lenders cut the ribbon today on 42 units of brand new, affordable housing in the historic Market Neighborhood in Rochester. Sitting vacant for over a decade, the former Corpus Christi School has been preserved and redeveloped into the Market Apartments at Corpus Christi. The apartment community has been transformed into a […]

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07
Jul

Conifer Realty, which turns 40 this year, has 13,000 residential units

Published: July 7, 2015 Andrea Deckert, Staff WriterRochester Business Journal “The key to Conifer Realty LLC’s success is based on the following formula: educated, enthusiastic employees plus well-developed properties equals a financially sound business. “It’s a model that has provided a great return for us,” said Timothy Fournier, president and CEO. Conifer is a full-service real […]

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02
Jul

Riverfront Village at Pennsauken – Officially Open

Pat Loeb, Staff WritierCBS Philly PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (CBS) — Developers and public officials cut the ribbon today on 75 units of a new, affordable housing along the Delaware River, in Pennsauken. As new developments go, Riverfront Village checks all the boxes: energy efficient, near mass transit, affordable rent, with units set aside for formerly homeless […]

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01
Jul

“New Residential Development Transforms Blighted Commercial Site”

Staff WriterCamden County (www.camdencounty.com)  “(July 1, 2015) – The Camden County Improvement Authority (CCIA) and Conifer Real Estate Development and Management Company celebrated the opening and operation of Riverfront Village, a 75-unit community in Pennsauken Township. The energy efficient affordable housing development will feature 1, 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes. Five of the units are […]

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26
Jun

Conifer Realty Stands Tall in Affordable Housing Industry

Donna Kimura, Staff WriterAffordable Housing Finance CELEBRATING ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY, THE FIRM POSITIONS ITSELF FOR THE FUTURE When a multiplex movie theater shuttered its doors in Coram, N.Y., it left a big scar on the local landscape. The giant building stood vacant for a decade and became tagged as a “monument to blight.” While other, […]

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04
Jun

2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Opening in Atlantic City

John V. Santore, Staff WriterPress of Atlantic City About 150 people packed Atlantic City Council chambers Wednesday to learn about new and planned low and moderate income housing opportunities in Atlantic City and Pleasantville. “Everyone has the right to live in a decent neighborhood,” said Council President Frank M. Gilliam, who organized the meeting. “It’s […]

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04
Jun

Team Conifer Participates in Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong’s Stroll for Strong Kids

On Saturday, May 31st Team Conifer attended The Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong’s 19th annual Stroll for Strong Kids Walk and 5K Run. Close to 10,000 supporters filled the Genesee Valley Park and raised more than $440,000, celebrating patients, families, faculty, staff and the new children’s hospital! Conifer has been supporting The Stroll since 2006 and has […]

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01
Jun

Wincoram Commons – A Game Change for Coram

Deon J. Hampton, Staff Writerwww.newsday.com A nonprofit that creates housing for Long Island residents says a $56 million multiuse development under construction in Coram should pump nearly that much money into the local economy. About 145 full-time and part-time workers are building Wincoram Commons on Route 112, the site of the former and long-dilapidated United […]

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29
May

2014 NJHMFA Excellence in Housing

Eighteen of our Conifer Communities in New Jersey have been recognized by The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA). The Excellence Award is presented to the most outstanding housing projects and partnerships that strengthen the vitality of communities, contribute to economic growth and demonstrate the potential to have a lasting impact throughout New Jersey. […]

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29
May

2015 NAHMA Affordable 100

Conifer Realty has been recognized by The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) as one of 2015’s Top 100 affordable multi-family property management companies. Conifer was ranked 24th this year, jumping 11 spots from 35 in 2014. National rankings are based on affordable units containing at least one of the following federal subsidies: HUD Project-based Assistance, […]

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28
May

Conifer Takes on Corporate Challenge

On Tuesday, May 26th, #TeamConifer braved the unseasonably high heat to take on the 25th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. With 10,371 participants representing 421 local companies, the 3.5 mile race is the largest running event in Rochester. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester was this year’s beneficiary. For more than 100 years, […]

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21
May

Plans advance for 48-unit apartment building on W. Main Street

Denise Civiletti, Staff WriterRiverhead Local “A 48-unit rent-regulated apartment building proposed for West Main Street got a crucial funding approval from a state housing agency last week and is moving through the final stages of review by the Riverhead Planning Board. If approved by the town, the Peconic Crossing project planned for 11 West Main […]

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15
May

Egg Harbor adds 100 units for seniors

Alan J. Heavens, Staff WriterThe Inquirer Since 1980, projects by New Jersey’s nonprofit community developers have poured $12 billion into the state’s economy, an analysis of data shows. In the last 25 years, said economist Lee Huang, of Econsult Solutions of Philadelphia, 21,000 residential units and 2.5 million square feet of commercial space were completed […]

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15
May

Projects on the horizon

Press of Atlantic City “The state has a long-standing lack of affordable housing for its poorest residents. That’s been the subject of a decades-long fight in which the courts have repeatedly tried to get state and local governments to comply with requirements to provide or even allow sufficient affordable housing. Part of a possible solution […]

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15
May

Quaint home town community

Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal “Conifer LLC of Mt. Laurel, the developer of the new Rittenberg Manor senior community has received a temporary certificate of occupancy and plans to start moving residents into the facility over the next few weeks.  On Saturday, March 14, 2015 Egg Harbor City Council president Ed Dennis  and several other local […]

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06
May

Egg Harbor City affordable housing tenants move in

By MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST EGG HARBOR CITY — The first tenant to move into the new 100-unit affordable senior housing development here is a former city crossing guard and code enforcement officer, who is married to a retired city policeman. She also graduated from the Fanny D. Rittenberg Middle School that was demolished in 2011 to make way for the senior complex […]

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01
May

Arab-American Development in Philadelphia

Omar Tewfik, Staff WriterArab American Institute “Last Saturday, the Arab-American Development Corporation (AADC), an Arab American non-profit group based in Philadelphia, broke ground on a $15 million affordable housing project. The project, called “Tajdeed,” which translates to renewal in English, is a 45 unit affordable housing development made possible by collaboration between AADC and Conifer Realty L.L.C. The […]

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30
Apr

MEND and Conifer are ready to lease space at the renovated Duffy School: Move-in scheduled for May

FLORENCE, NJ—MEND Inc. of Moorestown, NJ and Conifer Realty, LLC of Mt Laurel, NJ are now taking applications for the 53 new affordable senior housing apartments at the historic Duffy School located at 203 West Second Street in Florence, NJ. They plan to start moving residents in by the end of May, 2015. In just […]

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29
Apr

Conifer Realty Cuts the Ribbon on New City Headquarters

Alex Crichton, Staff WriterWXXI News “To help celebrate its 40th anniversary, Conifer Realty cut the ribbon Tuesday on its new headquarters in the Gleason Works Building on University Avenue in the city. “What we do everyday and what we’ve been doing the last forty years is provide safe, decent, affordable housing for families in need,” […]

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28
Apr

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Conifer Realty was joined by Mayor Lovely A. Warren and a number of contractors to commemorate the completion of our Rochester-based office with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The dedication took place at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 28th at 1000 University Avenue, Suite 500, Rochester, NY 14607 (Gleason Works). Remarks were made by Mayor Lovely A. Warren; […]

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21
Apr

2015 Top 50 Affordable Housing Owners/Developers

Donna Kimura, Staff WriterAffordable Housing Finance “Conifer Realty Stands Tall in Affordable Housing Industry; celebrating its 40th anniversary, the firm positions itself for the future.” “….Our goal was to update our current brand identity with a modern and fresh design that would coincide with who we are today and the direction we are going in […]

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13
Apr

Affordable Housing with a Preference to Veterans

Kristina PritchettStaff Writer, South Jersey Times CLAYTON — A Gloucester County realty and development company is one step closer to building an affordable housing complex in the borough where specific rentals will be set aside just for disabled veterans.  During the borough council’s regular meeting on Thursday night, the board approved for Conifer Realty, LLC, who built White Oak […]

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07
Apr

Susan DiMeglio Honored by NAHMA

Conifer Realty is pleased to announce that Susan DiMeglio, Regional Vice President of Property Management, has been awarded the National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP) – Executive Level designation by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). The NAHP-e certification was designed to recognize individuals who own, operate, manage or assist in the management of affordable […]

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07
Apr

New Jersey Efforts to Sustain Historic Properties

The State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Historic Preservation Office has saluted Conifer for the historic preservation of Springside School in Burlington Township and Lawnside School in Lawnside Borough. Both properties were entered into the New Jersey Register of Historic Place on January 22 and 23, 2015. The New Jersey Register is the […]

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27
Mar

Rochester’s Top Workplaces 2015

Conifer Realty is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of the Top Places to Work in Rochester, NY. The Democrat & Chronicle Media Group launched the program in late 2013 with the idea to honor and celebrate local businesses which are nominated and chosen by their employees. “It is an honor to […]

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19
Mar

VOC Salute for Service to Veteran Community

The Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. (VOC) is honoring Conifer Realty, Conifer Construction, Henry Isaacs and B & L Wholesale for their generous contributions to the improvement of the VOC facilities which provide housing for veterans. “The VOC is noted for collaboration. We work with a lot of good people around us to help take care […]

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16
Mar

Erie Harbor Receives 2014 HCR Design Award

Conifer Realty is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the 2014 New York State Housing and Community Renewal Design Award in the category of Community Revitalization on behalf of Erie Harbor. HCR presented the awards on March 16th to the winning architects and developers. “I am pleased that the design professionals at HCR have […]

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10
Mar

Conifer & VOA will build a housing complex for seniors in Webster

James JohnsonStaff Writer, Democrat & Chronicle Volunteers of America Upstate New York announced that it is behind two new projects, one that serves 10- to 12-year-old children and the other, senior citizens. Rochester Fire and Police Department members and the VOA plan to form Camp HEROES this summer for 44 children who live in Rochester […]

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19
Feb

Now Accepting Applications for Wincoram Commons

Community Development Corporation of Long Island and Conifer Realty announce they have begun taking applications for the rental homes for Wincoram Commons, a new community in Coram, NY. A lottery will be held on March 19thto select applicants for the initial 98 one, two and three bedroom apartments. Once the development is fully completed later […]

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05
Jan

New Pennsauken Housing Complex Nears Completion

Melanie BurneyStaff Writer, Philly News A lucky few chosen from thousands of applicants soon will be able to call the Riverfront Village in Pennsauken their new home. With construction expected to finish ahead of schedule, the first tenants could begin moving into their new digs in February, said Nick Cangelosi, a project manager for Conifer […]

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16
Dec

Gregory School Receives Honorable Mention in the 2014 Merit Award Program

Long Branch, N.J. (December 16, 2014) – Conifer Realty, LLC and its conversion of the Gregory School, into affordable housing for seniors, has been recognized by the Monmouth County Planning Board to receive Honorable Mention in the 2014 Merit Award Program. Since 1984, the Monmouth County Planning Board has recognized projects which encourage and promote the […]

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15
Dec

Conifer Honored to Receive Inaugural Readers’ Choice Award

MT. LAUREL, N.J. (December 15, 2014) – Conifer Realty, LLC is pleased to receive the Inaugural SNJ Business People (SNJBP) Readers’ Choice Award for commercial real estate. The award was presented to Conifer in recognition of its community involvement, branding and visibility in the region. SNJ Business People is a Southern New Jersey premier monthly business […]

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11
Dec

Conifer Receives 2014 SHA-NJ Supportive Housing Award

Burlington Township, N.J. (December 11, 2014) – Conifer Realty, LLC and its development partner MEND Inc., are honored to receive, yet another award for the conversion of the Springside School Apartments. Receiving the 2014 Supportive Housing Project Award in the Large-Scale Development Category from the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey is a great accomplishment. The […]

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10
Dec

Conifer Teams Up with New Jersey’s Clean Energy Programs

Conifer Realty, LLC is proud to announce that Sam Leone, Vice President of Development, has been invited to participate in a subcommittee established by Honeywell and the New Jersey Office of Clean Energy (NJCEP). As part of the subcommittee, Mr. Leone will be reviewing the portfolio of existing NJCEP programs to make recommendations for changes […]

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09
Dec

Conifer in Motion

“This is an exciting and invigorating time for us as we continue to strategically invest and innovate as part of the Company’s ongoing growth plans”, stated Timothy D. Fournier, President and CEO of Conifer Realty.  “Today we are proud to announce Conifer’srefreshed brand identity system which includes a dynamic new website (www.coniferllc.com) and the relocation […]

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20
Nov

Chappaqua affordable housing plan back in play

By David McKay Wilsonwww.lohud.com There’s still life in the proposed affordable housing plan in downtown Chappaqua. Five months after a state building code panel rejected variance requests for the 28-unit development sandwiched between the Saw Mill River Parkway and Metro-North tracks, County Board of Legislators Chairman Mike Kaplowitz announced he’ll seek approval for $1.6 million in […]

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20
Nov

Middle to disburse $1M in COAH funds

By David Bensonwww.shorenewstoday.com CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee unanimously approved disbursing more than a $1 million in COAH funds Monday, Sept. 17 after the township’s spending plan was approved by the state last month. Disbursing the money could happen as early as this week, a township official said. The vote is a step […]

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31
Oct

Rochester Top 100 announced; UTC Retail ranks No. 1

UTC Retail Inc. earned the No. 1 spot on the 2014 Rochester Top 100, the Rochester Business Alliance Inc. and KPMG LLP announced this morning. The Victor, Ontario County-based company–led by Samuel Villanti–rose to the top of this year’s list after being absent from the annual tally for roughly a decade, dating back to when […]

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01
Oct

Convent on Holme Avenue will become apartment building

By William Kennywww.northeasttimes.com Fa­cing de­clin­ing mem­ber­ship and the rising cost of re­pairs to their home, the Sis­ters of the Holy Fam­ily of Naz­areth moved out of the 60-year-old In­fant Je­sus Con­vent in June 2013. Six­teen months later, the Holme Av­en­ue build­ing fi­nally may be in line for a long-awaited facelift and some new res­id­ents. Dur­ing the […]

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16
Jun

Conifer to accept 2014 Smart Growth Award

Conifer Realty, LLC earns award for conversion of the historic Springside School in Burlington Township into affordable housing Burlington Township, N.J. (June 13, 2014) – Conifer Realty, LLC’s conversion of the Springside School into affordable housing for Burlington Township received New Jersey Future’s Smart Growth Award. It was the second year in a row that […]

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11
Jun

School to be converted into affordable senior housing

By Amy Batista, Special Writer Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development (MEND) and Conifer Realty LLC broke ground at the historic Marcella L. Duffy Elementary School for a project that will bring affordable senior housing into the community. ”This is a really wonderful day despite the rain and clouds,” said Matthew Reilly, president and CEO of MEND, during […]

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05
Jun

Construction of Florence apartment complex begins

By Amy Reynolds FLORENCE — An elegant brick structure in its day, and home to generations of boisterous schoolchildren, the decommissioned Marcella L. Duffy School began its official transformation into an apartment complex this week. On Tuesday evening, community leaders and elected state and local officials celebrated the ground-breaking for the West Second Street project, a news […]

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05
Jun

MEND and Conifer Realty Hold Groundbreaking

Representatives from Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development (MEND) and its joint-venture development partner, Conifer Realty, LLC along with Township officials and other project partners held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of Duffy School Apartments – a 53-unit, $14.2 million affordable rental housing community for seniors – located at the historic Marcella L. Duffy Elementary […]

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03
Jun

Duffy School Apartments Ground Breaking

By Sean Patrick Murphy Staff Writer FLORENCE — Ground was broken Tuesday for a housing complex that officials said would fill the affordable housing needs of many. Called the Duffy School Apartments, it will provide below-market rental units for low- and moderate-income senior citizens and adults with special needs. The project is expected to be ready for occupancy […]

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01
Jun

Affordable housing project coming to Florence

By Chris Bishop Staff Writer FLORENCE — A long-awaited affordable housing project will get a step closer to fruition with a groundbreaking that will lead to the conversion of the old Marcella L. Duffy School into a 53-unit senior rental community. The Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development and its joint-venture partner, Conifer Realty, of Rochester, New York, will hold […]

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22
May

New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards Winners

TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection’s State Historic Preservation Office and the New Jersey Historic Sites Council today announced the recipients of the 24th Annual Historic Preservation awards. The awards, given out during National Preservation Month in New Jersey, honor projects, groups or people dedicated to preserving the state’s rich history. Held at the Historic […]

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20
May

Financial executives honored at luncheon

Five area financial executives were honored Tuesday at the annual Financial Executive of the Year Award luncheon, which recognizes contributions to their organizations and the community during the past year. The awards luncheon, co-presented by the Rochester Business Journal and the local chapter of Financial Executives International, was held at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Warren […]

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19
May

Socially responsible housing projects

By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff WriterPosted: May 19, 2014 If you’re a Philadelphia schoolteacher, here’s a lesson in real estate development: At Oxford Mills, educators can rent two-bedroom/two-bathroom loft apartments for the below-market rate of $1,500 a month. If you teach anywhere in the city – for the school district or for a private, parochial or […]

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12
May

Christie Administration Marks Groundbreaking

GG HARBOR CITY, N.J. – The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) today announced the groundbreaking of Conifer Village at Rittenberg, a 100-unit affordable senior housing development in Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, which was awarded federal Sandy Recovery funds. Five units will be set aside for homeless individuals, 62 and older. The HMFA, […]

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01
May

Governor Cuomo Announces Wincoram Commons

Albany, NY (May 1, 2014) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction of Wincoram Commons, a major redevelopment project in Coram, Suffolk County. The project was named a priority by the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC), and will redevelop a former vacant and blighted site into a new, mixed-use development with […]

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25
Apr

MEND and Conifer 2014 NJ Smart Growth Award

Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development (MEND) and its joint venture development partner Conifer Realty, LLC, along with project partners Burlington Township and New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency, have been named a winner of New Jersey Future’s prestigious 2014 Smart Growth Awards for their collective work on Springside School Apartments in Burlington – a project […]

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28
Mar

ZBA Approves Tajdeed Project in Old Kensington

The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) gave its approval on March 19 to the variances required for Conifer Realty and the Arab-American Community Development Corporation to proceed with construction of the Tajdeed Residences project in Old Kensington. The board took its action with the support of the neighborhood’s Registered Community Organization, South Kensington Community Partners, […]

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23
Mar

Work scheduled to begin this week on Egg Harbor City senior rentals

By MICHELLE BRUNETTI POSTStaff Writer EGG HARBOR CITY — Site preparation will begin this week on the project to build 100 units of affordable senior housing on the former site of the Fanny D. Rittenberg Middle School, according to the developer. Rental units in the four-story structure will be complete in about a year, predicted Senior […]

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13
Mar

Long Branch Holds Grand Opening for Gregory School

The first phase of the project opened and a groundbreaking was held for the second phase. Posted by Jacklyn Corley (Editor, Long Branch-Eatontown Patch), March 13, 2014 at 11:58 AM Long Branch and state officials gathered at the former Gregory School Monday to unveil the first phase of the senior housing complex and break ground […]

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