DOUGLASTON DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM
Jeffrey E. Levine, Chairman of Douglaston Development, Levine Builders and Clinton Management has successfully built, renovated or rehabilitated millions of square feet of commercial space, including retail centers, office buildings, and religious, educational and healthcare facilities, as well as thousands of residential units including rentals, condominiums, hotels, dormitories and special needs housing.
Jeff is a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York and the Board of Governors of the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York. He most recently became a member of the Advisory Board of New York University’s Real Estate Institute. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, the New York Housing Conference, the New York Building Conference, the National Association of Home Builders, the New York State Builders Association, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing 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 Multifamily Council, the Long Island Housing Partnership, the National Council on Seniors Housing, the New York State Affordable Housing Coalition, the Zoning Advisory Council and the Urban Land Institute, as well as serving on the Advisory Board for the Queens Council on the Arts. In 2005, Jeff was appointed to the Mayor’s Commission on Construction Opportunity.
Jeff is also currently President of the Jewish National Fund of Greater New York as well as a member of its National Board of Trustees and National Board of Directors. The Fund recently honored Jeff with their Tree of Life Award, a humanitarian award given in recognition of outstanding community involvement. Other recognitions include the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the National Association of Home Builders Builder of the Year, the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York Developer of the Year, the American ORT Community Achievement Award as well as the Phipps Housing Community Builder Award. The New York Housing Conference named Mr. Levine “Developer of the Year” in 2000.
Mr. Levine’s projects have received many awards. 555 West 23rd Street received both the National and NY Region Design Award of Excellence from the Society of American Registered Architects; 90 West Street was named the Best Adaptive Reuse project from New York 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 New York 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.