Interview with Mark Alexander, Principal at Alexander Development Group

Mark Alexander is a seasoned real estate professional with over 30 years of experience in building attractive and thriving residential and mixed-use communities. Mr. Alexander has developed 3,000 units of housing, 75,000 square feet of neighborhood retail and office space, and numerous gardens and public art installations with a cumulative value of $500 Million Dollars. He is a founding member of Alexander Development Group.

Prior to forming Alexander Development Group, Mr. Alexander was a founding member and President of Urban Builders Collaborative LLC (UBC) where he created a development pipeline of 550 apartments and 30,000 square feet of retail and community facility space. Mr. Alexander started his career at Hope Community, Inc. (Hope) in Harlem, where he forged it into a leading not-for-profit community-based developer, with almost 100 staff members, a diverse real estate portfolio, and highly regarded social programs.

Mr. Alexander serves on the board of directors of several civic organizations including CIVITAS. He is a past President of ANHD and board member of The New York Housing Conference and Citizens Housing and Planning Council. He has received several honors, including the Citizens Housing and Planning Council’s Community Service Award and Boys and Girls Harbor Salute to Achievement Award. He received his undergraduate degree from New York University and is a graduate of the Not-for-Profit Executive Management Program at Columbia University.

Rendering of 42 Broad, the world’s largest market-rate multifamily high-rise to achieve Phius passive house Design Certification. The building will bring a collection of 249 modern residences and an amenity-driven lifestyle to Mount Vernon, N.Y.’s Fleetwood neighborhood following the launch of leasing

Interview questions:

Career | From 1977 to 2004, you were Executive Director of Hope Community; from 2004 to 2008, CEO of Urban Builders Collaborative. In 2004, you started Alexander Development Group. Please provide an overview of your career and the decision to start Alexander Development Group.

Introduction | Please provide a snapshot of Alexander Development Group and the services provided.

Projects | Please provide an overview of the major projects of Alexander Development Group.

Latest Project | Your latest project is 42 Broad a multi-family highrise in Mount Vernon New York. Share the origins of this project – its design, and sustainability. What role did local contractors and the workforce play?

Team | How did the development team form?

Case Studies | Are there any case studies that you would like to share?

Affordable Housing | Can you provide an overview of the state of affordable housing (in New York)? Do you have any solutions that could have an impact?

Case Study – The Horizon at Fleetwood

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Alexander Development Group is a development and advisory services firm that specializes in residential and mixed-use development throughout the New York metropolitan area. ADG develops extraordinarily efficient buildings and seeks to create significant value throughout each investment life cycle. With every project, we work diligently to enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods that we touch in ways that benefit all of its residents. ADG also provides advisory services to clients, primarily to support mixed-income housing models, with an uncompromising level of professionalism.

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