Working With & For The Community

After observing blatant housing inefficiencies in their hometown of Rockland County, New York, Jason Bordainick and his childhood friend, Andrew Cavaluzzi, knew they could improve conditions for families in need of quality affordable housing. As sons of educators, they felt a connection to the area’s public servants – the people that would most directly benefit from this work and understood the invaluable contribution that these residents could make to the community. In the context of the mortgage crisis, the two embarked on a mission to use their entrepreneurial experience, financial and real estate industry background, and clear compassion to fix the system.

With foreclosures and underfunded developments on the rise and budget shortfalls expected at the federal, state, and local levels, housing continues to become unaffordable to a growing percentage of the population. Andy and Jason realized the tremendous impact they could have in the area and in the US at large if they could increase the availability of economical, high quality buildings for use by small business owners and working families.

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Andy, with his real estate expertise and strong relationships within the local community, and Jason, with his financial expertise and business training from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, decided to come together to utilize each other’s strengths to build an organization that would have a lasting impact on their community. The two friends envisioned a solution-oriented organization to enhance the vitality of these properties and the communities they serve.

Instead of tearing down properties and building traditional developments, they would rehabilitate blighted properties and cultivate urban infill sites.

Instead of carelessly over-developing with high leverage and short-term capital, they would select projects that were financially feasible and find long-term investors who were not interested in a quick buck.

Instead of renovating with standard wasteful processes, they would utilize best practices from around the country in sustainable development and resource efficiency.

Instead of blindly developing in a community, they would develop with and for the community