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Jeffrey E. Levine

Douglaston Development

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Jeffrey E. Levine is Chairman of Douglaston Development, Levine Builders and Clinton Management, has directed the new construction or rehabilitation of thousands of residential units, including both affordable& luxury housing, student housing, hotels, senior living, health care facilities and millions of square feet of commercial retail, office & institutional space since founding he companies starting in 1979. He most recently developed the Edge along the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn, a 1.5 million square foot mixed use project, which includes approximately 1,000 residential units, over 60,000 square feet of retail, structured parking for 500 cars, a water taxi pier and a pedestrian esplanade.

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These projects have received much recognition. 555 West 23rd Street received both the National and NY Regional Design Award of Excellence from the Society of American Registered Architects; 90 West Street was named the Best Adaptive Reuse project from NY Construction’s Best of 2005 Awards, as well as receiving the Excellence in Historic Preservation award from The Preservation League of New York State. Additional awards include NY Construction News’ 1997 Residential Project of the Year, National Association of Home Builders 1996 Best Affordable Multi-Family Housing Project, along with multiple Chamber of Commerce Annual Building Awards, Queens County Builders and Contractors Association Awards for Excellence in Building.

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Mr. Levine is a Member of the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) Executive Committee of and the Vice Chair of the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York. He is a founding Member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) and the Kimmel Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating and promoting affordable housing and services for aged, handicapped, and other special-needs populations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, the NY Housing Conference, the NY Building Conference, and the Chamber of Commerce of the Borough of Queens. He is a partner in the Partnership for New York City and a member of the National Association of Homebuilders Multifamily Council, the Long Island Housing Partnership, the New York Housing Partnership, the National Council on Seniors Housing, and the Urban Land Institute. In 2005, Mr. Levine was appointed to the Mayor’s Commission on Construction Opportunity.

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Some of Mr. Levine’s many professional recognitions include the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the National Association of Home Builders Affordable Builder of the Year, the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater NY Developer of the Year, and the Phipps Housing Community Builder of the Year. The New York Housing Conference named Mr. Levine Developer of the Year in 2000 and in 2011 he was honored with the Met Council’s Builder of the Year Award.

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In addition to having recently been recognized at a Tribute Dinner for St. Mary’s Health Care System for Children, Mr. Levine, together with his son Benjamin, received the “Generation-to-Generation Award” from the Jewish Community Relations Council. He has also received the 2012 Israel Peace Medal from the Development Corporation for Israel.

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Mr. Levine is the President-elect and Member of the National Board of the Jewish National Fund, which recently honored him with its Tree of Life, a humanitarian award given in recognition of outstanding community involvement. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City University of New York and most recently became a Member of the Advisory Board of New York University’s Real Estate Institute.

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Mr. Levine graduated from the City University of New York’s City College School of Architecture and currently lives in New York with his wife Randi and his three children Benjamin, Jessica, and Dara.

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Committees: Owners & Builders Division Board of Directors , Executive Committee , Board of Governors , Management Division Owner/Labor Coordinating

AWARDS: 2016 The Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award