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HPDC celebrates 25 years of achievement.

The Housing Partnership Development Corporation (HPDC) will celebrate 25 years of success in providing affordable homeownership housing on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at The Pierre Hotel, New York City.

Seven industry pioneers will be honored, and seven fellowships named in their honor will be conferred upon students at New York University's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. The recipients of this year's Distinguished Developer Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing are: The Bluestone Organization, principals: Eric and Steve Bluestone, Thomas Potvin, Ira Lichtiger and Sara B. Herbstman; The Briarwood Organization, principals: Vincent L. Riso, Raymond Riso, Howard Goodman, and James Riso; Full Spectrum of NY LLC, Principals: Carlton A. Brown and Walter J. Edwards; The Hudson Companies Inc., principals: Nick Lembo (Monadnock Construction Inc.); Alan Bell and William Fowler; L&M Equity Participants Ltd., principals: Ron Moelis and Sanford Loewentheil; Procida Realty and Construction Corp., principals: Mario Procida, Christine Procida and Joseph Procida; The Seavey Organization Inc./BlueSea Development Company, LLC, principals: Les Bluestone and Avery Seavey

To commemorate the achievements of these developers, HPDC will grant seven annual $5,000 fellowships over a period of three years to students at New York University's Furman Center for Real Estate and Policy. In addition, JPMorgan Chase, represented by Mark A. Willis, Executive Vice President of JPMorgan Chase's Community Development Group, will receive the Community Development Pioneers Award for its outstanding support and commitment to creating affordable housing.

Speakers at the October 24, 2007 luncheon include New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Priscilla Almodovar, president and CEO, New York State Housing Finance Agency and Shaun Donovan, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

The celebration will begin with a reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by the awards presentation at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be served at 1:00 p.m. Single tickets are $400 ($250 nonprofit); a table often is $4,000. For more information, visit or contact Melissa Schiltz, HPDC Director of Marketing, at 646-217-3377.
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Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Sep 5, 2007
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