Joshua Weissman started his career in Real Estate Development in the Fall of 1999 working as a Construction Manager/Project Manager for the company known as Jackson Development Group. The first project that Mr. Weissman was a CM/PM for was located in the Bronx on Crotona Avenue. This project constituted ground up construction of 13 two-family homes. From 1999 through 2008 Mr. Weissman managed the construction of more than 400 2, 3 and 4 family homes for Jackson Development Group throughout the Bronx as well as in Brooklyn.
In 2002, Mr. Weissman formed CJ Partners LLC and began to develop multi-family projects in the Bronx for himself while still managing numerous Jackson Development Group construction sites. He began with 2-family homes, then moved onto 3-family homes and eventually developed over 15 multi-family homes before moving onto condominiums. Mr. Weissman and Jackson Development Group were at the forefront of bring condominiums back to the Bronx in 2005 through 2008. Mr. Weissman developed a 16-unit condominium project on Franklin Avenue in the Bronx as well as a 12-unit condominium on West Kingsbridge Road also located in the Bronx, NY.
As the market began to change Jackson Development and Mr. Weissman began to move into the affordable housing marketplace and began developing large scale multi-family buildings. These buildings consisted of 32 to 115 units and ranged from 4 to 13 stories. The projects were developed under the auspices of various government housing agencies with the City of NY under the Mayors Affordable Housing Mandate. The majority of these buildings were located in the Bronx with some additional projects in Northern Manhattan and Brooklyn.
In conjunction with the affordable housing Mr. Weissman responsibilities grew to be in charge of all commercial tenant fit outs within the new multi-family buildings. Community facility, office and retail space was all fit out under Mr. Weissman’s watchful eye. To date he has completed over 50,000 square feet of office space, and over 110,000 square feet of retail space. Mr. Weissman has completed 5 Brightside Children’s Academy’s which range from 8,500 to 15,000 square feet. A Tender Tots Day Care (9,000 square feet), 2 Federal Head Start Daycare programs (12,000 and 5,000 square feet), 2 Deals Stores (10,000 and 15,000 square feet), 1 Family Dollar Store (8,500 square feet), Associated Supermarket (15,000 square feet) and a Blink Gym (16,000 square feet).
Neil Jeffrey Weissman is an attorney and has been a developer for over 25 years. He has developed over 550 two, three, and four-family market rate houses with partners, and as President of the former Jackson Development Group.
Along with partners, over the past 12 years and to present, Mr. Weissman owns, assisted in the co-management of, and has developed more than 25 affordable, mid-income, and market rate buildings located in New York City, Bronx, and Brooklyn, comprising over 2,300 residential apartments.
Mr. Weissman is an owner/partner of over 125,000 sq ft of commercial property.
William Bollinger has been involved with real estate development and urban planning for over 25 years. In addition to embarking upon his own real estate ventures he has also provided consulting services to numerous well established development companies. The bulk of this work has been on the development of mid and high-rise residential and mixed-use development projects, ranging from affordable mixed-use developments to market-rate condominium projects. His project management expertise includes all facets of real estate development — ranging from site identification and conceptualization through construction, lease-up and conversion to permanent debt. In the aggregate, Mr. Bollinger has worked on the development of over 1,500 units of affordable housing. He has worked closely with many housing finance agencies including:
- NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR)
- NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD)
- NYC Housing Development Corporation (NYC HDC)
- NYS Housing Finance Agency (NYS HFA)
- NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA)
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development (US HUD)
Mr. Bollinger’s background is rooted in planning and community development. He has a BA in Public Administration from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of City Planning from Georgia Tech.
Mr. Bollinger worked at SoBRO (South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation) for 13 years. SoBRO is a large Bronx-based economic development organization that was created in the early 1970s to help stem the exodus of businesses from Borough following the turbulent 1960s. There he headed up SoBRO’s Community Development Department where the focus was on economic revitalization and affordable housing production. A major thrust of this was also steering comprehensive community planning efforts. While at SoBRO he helped to lead the effort for the initial rezoning of the “Bruckner Art and Antique District” to a Mixed-use zoning district, paving the way for the expansion to the Mott Haven waterfront area and the enormous investment that is now transpiring throughout this neighborhood. This was the first “MX” district established in the City of New York and its success helped to spur the City Planning Department to implement many such districts all throughout the City – helping to spur the enormous resurgence of the entire City over the past decade. Another early mixed-use (MX) district that Mr. Bollinger advocated while at SoBRO was the Central Morrisania Corridor. This effort has seen over 1,000 new units of mostly affordable housing created during the last 10 years, including much needed ground floor retail services.
In addition to these large scale rezoning initiatives, Mr. Bollinger also worked on several private rezoning efforts, including the St. Ann’s Terrace project. This work facilitated the rezoning of a 3 acre site from M1-1 to R7X, resulting in the construction of over 600 units of affordable housing, 50,000 square feet retail space and 250 underground parking spaces.
Mr. Bollinger has been a member of many other development teams that constructed projects funded by HPD, HDC and or HCR. Most recently he and his development partners closed on Summit Ridge, a $17M affordable housing project financed by HPD/HDC using tax exempt bond financing and 4% as-of-right tax credits.