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2015 Awardee – Wells Fargo, Alan Wiener

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Wells Fargo
Alan Wiener, Group Head of Multifamily Capital

Alan Wiener is the group head of Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, a national multifamily lender based in New York. Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital specializes in permanent and bridge debt for multifamily assets by financing through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac programs, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured financing programs, and the Wells Fargo balance sheet. Alan’s career has focused on housing and community development in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Wachovia, he was the chairman of American Property Financing Inc., which Wachovia …

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Inside New York’s First Micro Unit Building



As micro units continue to provide livable solutions to space and cost concerns in cities across the country, New York City will be getting its first prefabricated, micro-apartment complex. Last week, the New York Times toured the Brooklyn Navy Yards home of Capsys Corp., where the My Micro NY units are being assembled.

“My Micro NY, made of prefabricated modular units built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, will be stacked into place this spring. The apartments will come with kitchenettes, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, ceilings over nine feet high and big windows. And to help make living in a small space

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Uneven Growth Exhibit and New Ideas for Changing Household Composition

tacticalYesterday CHPC staff and a few board members had the wonderful opportunity to accompany Bradley Samuels of Situ Studios on a tour of Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Mega Cities at MoMA.

The exhibition is broken up into six urban case study teams: New York, Rio de Janeiro, Mumbia, Lagos, Hong Kong, and Istanbul.  Walking into the gallery, the visitor experiences a cacophany of sounds and a variety of visual experiences. Full scale maps and illustrations cover the walls; tucked in the back corner is the area devoted to New York City.

Our fair city itself happens to be …

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Places of Change: Transitional Shelter to Permanent Resource

Last Friday, October 25th, over 20 experts on homeless policy, government, finance, architecture, and the hospitality industry came together for an engaging roundtable discussion, “Places of Change: Transitional Shelter to Permanent Resource.” This was a unique opportunity for those assembled to draw across experience and industry to rethink shelter design.

Chef Christopher Bradley discusses shared dining options.Chef Christopher Bradley discusses shared dining options.

The question at the heart of the discussion was; “How can more flexible facilities be designed as resources to the city, those in need, and the communities where they are located?”

Inspired by CHPC’s Making Room project, DHS staff considered facility design ideas …

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NYC Behind National Increase

New York City continues to lag the national increase in home sale prices. While the NYC metro area posted its first positive seasonally adjusted increase in three months, the non seasonally adjusted numbers show continuing decline. The nation as a whole is much more positive with the national 10 city index showing an increase of  0.9% to NYC’s 0.2%. For the one year, year over year changes NYC is still the only metro area in the US showing a decline.


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