Jeffrey E. Levine

Founder & Chairman of Douglaston Development LLC, Levine Builders, and Clinton Management LLC

Since founding the companies in 1979, Jeffrey E. Levine has directed the new construction and 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.

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 slated for completion in mid-2017.

Community and Industry Involvement:

  • Member of the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) Executive Committee
  • Vice Chair of the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York
  • 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
  • Services 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.
  • Partner in the Partnership for New York City
  • 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
  • In 2014, Mr. Levine became a Vice-Chair at the New York Building Congress (NYBC)
  • On the Advisory Board of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City University of New York
  • Member of the Advisory Board of New York University’s Real Estate Institute

Notable Professional Recognitions:

  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • National Association of Home Builders Affordable Builder of the Year
  • Associated Builders and Owners of Greater NY Developer of the Year
  • Phipps Housing Community Builder of the Year
  • The New York Housing Conference Developer of the Year, 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
  • Met Council’s Builder of the Year Award, 2011
  • Mr. Levine, together with his son Benjamin Levine, received the “Generation-to-Generation Award” from the Jewish Community Relations Council, 2012
  • Israel Peace Medal from the Development Corporation for Israel, 2012
  • 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
  • REBNY with the Kenneth Gerrety Humanitarian Award, 2016
  • 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.

Executive and Senior Management Team

Jeffrey E. Levine

Jeffrey E. Levine

Founder & Chairman of Douglaston Development LLC, Levine Builders, and Clinton Management LLC
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Michael Kaye

Michael Kaye

Chief Executive Officer
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	Steven Charno

Steven Charno

President
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Michael Kessler

Michael Kessler

Executive Vice President of Financial Operations
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Jed Resnick

Jed Resnick

Chief Operating Officer
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Neda B. Levy

Neda B. Levy

Chief Administrative Officer
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Allen Dzbanek

Allen Dzbanek

Senior Vice President of Design & Construction
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Benjamin Levine

Benjamin Levine

Executive Vice President of Finance and Acquisitions
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Russell Lang

Russell Lang

Senior Vice President
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Scott Davis, CPA

Scott Davis, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
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Ingrid Vega

Ingrid Vega

Executive Administrator
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Jennifer Zappa-Campo

Jennifer Zappa-Campo

Executive Administrator to Chairman
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Rizo Ramusevic

Rizo Ramusevic

Vice President – Risk Management and Insurance
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Karina Contti

Karina Contti

Director of Human Resources
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John Llewellyn

John Llewellyn

IT Director
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Project Managers

Graham Christianson

Graham Christensen

Project Manager
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Joel Kolkmann

Joel Kolkmann

Project Manager
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Anita Lu

Anita Lu

Project Manager
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Jessica Sherman

Jessica Sherman

Project Manager
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