Who We Are:
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in New York City. Founded in 1974 in Manhattan’s Chinatown to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of the city’s leading housing, social service and community development organizations. AAFE advances racial, social and economic justice for Asian Americans and other systematically disadvantaged communities, guided by our experiences as Asian Americans and our commitment to civil rights. AAFE is nationally recognized as an innovative affordable housing developer and property manager; we have created and preserved more than 1,000 affordable rental units in Manhattan and Queens and provided over $400 million in mortgage financing for first-time homebuyers. AAFE also supports economic empowerment through two affiliates: a small business CDFI, Renaissance EDC (REDC), that provides financial and technical assistance to low-income, immigrant entrepreneurs; and a homeownership CDFI, Community Development Fund (CDF), that provides counseling and financial assistance to first-time and existing homeowners. From neighborhood offices in Chinatown and the Lower East Side (Manhattan) and Flushing and Jackson Heights (Queens) we provide an array of multilingual counseling and educational programs in support of low-income tenants, seniors and immigrant youth.
The Project Manager will report directly to the Director of Real Estate Development and manage a real estate project portfolio consisting of development, rehabilitation, real estate asset management and related tasks, that further AAFE’s goals of strengthening our communities via affordable housing, community and commercial developments. AAFE seeks a motivated and meticulous Project Manager of Real Estate who has experience with underwriting affordable housing and in securing Federal, State and local financing (preference will be given to applicants who have experience in the New York State and local real estate and financing programs). They will work closely with the Director and the Senior Project Manager with complex affordable housing projects from the initiation phase through to completion. They will have the opportunity to implement and manage a real estate portfolio and assets. They will also work with the entire real estate team to drive the organization’s mission, vision, values and culture with their ambitious strategic goals and with implementing new business models to maximize AAFE’s impact on the communities they serve.
This role will work closely with the Director of Real Estate, and all of the staff who work on real estate projects, programs and services, to foster a strong, unified organization characterized by a mission-driven investments in people and place; one that requires collegiality and cross-functional teamwork.
We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve, deserve our very best every day. We are a results-driven organization that focuses on inclusiveness, empowerment and impact. AAFE employees are accountable, collaborative and strong communicators with a core strength of community service and development. We are strategic thinkers who are committed to racial equality and treating each other, and the communities we serve, with respect and dignity. We have an aptitude for technology and a strong desire to continuously learn. This philosophy expands to the way we manage our work and the way we put our best foot forward. All employees are expected to adhere to the following:
AAFE offers rich benefits, recognition, opportunities for professional growth and competitive salaries. Salary offers will be based on the candidate’s experience in similar roles.