DOUGLASTON DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM
Jeffrey E. Levine, Chairman of Douglaston Development LLC, Levine Builders, and Clinton Management LLC, has directed the new construction and/or rehabilitation of thousands of residential units, including both affordable and luxury housing, student housing, hotels, senior living, health care facilities and millions of square feet of commercial retail, office and institutional space since founding the companies in 1979. He most recently developed the Edge along the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn, a 1.5 million square feet mixed use project, which includes approximately 2,000 residential units, over 60,000 square feet of retail, structured parking, a water taxi pier and a pedestrian esplanade. 2 North 6th Place, which is the last phase of the development, is currently underway and is expected to be completed in mid-2017.
Mr. Levine is a Member of the Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY) Executive Committee 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 (CHPC), the NY Housing 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, and in 2014, Mr. Levine became a Vice-Chair at the New York Building Congress (NYBC). 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.
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.
Mr. Levine is a board member of the St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children, and he was the 2010 Annual Tribute Dinner honoree where he was recognized for Outstanding Commitment for New York Children and Families. In 2011, he was honored with the Met Council's Builder of the Year Award, and in 2012, Mr. Levine, together with his son Benjamin Levine, received the "Generation-to-Generation Award" from the Jewish Community Relations Council. Mr. Levine also received the 2012 Israel Peace Medal from the Development Corporation for Israel. Mr. Levine is currently serving his second term as the National President of the Jewish National Fund and continues to be a Member of the National Board, which recently honored him with its Tree of Life, a humanitarian award given in recognition of outstanding community involvement.
In 2016, Mr. Levine was honored by REBNY with the Kenneth Gerrety Humanitarian Award, and he was also honored by CHPC at their Annual Luncheon with the Impact Award for Housing.
Mr. Levine graduated from the City University of New York's City College School of Architecture.