NEW YORK CITY – Affordable housing expert, Gary Rodney has beenappointed to establish and manage Tishman Speyer's new affordablehousing platform.

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In the newly-created position of managing director, Rodney willsource opportunities to acquire, construct and redevelop qualityhousing, as an affordable living option for low-income andmiddle-income residents throughout New York City's fiveboroughs.

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The company's new platform will initially, solely focus on theNew York City region.

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"Now more than ever, our public and private sectors must worktogether to create a new generation of quality affordable housingfor New Yorkers of all income levels," Rob Speyer said. "We allmust do our part in addressing an affordability gap that affectsthousands of people, including those who perform vital tasks in ourhospitals, schools, construction sites and other essentialinstitutions.  I am thrilled that Gary Rodneywill help lead this charge within Tishman Speyer."

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Throughout his more than two decades of experience in developingand financing affordable housing, Rodney most recently served aschairman of CREA LLC, where he worked to finance quality affordablehousing throughout the country for four years. Prior to his time atCREA, Rodney served as New York City Housing DevelopmentCorporation's president, where he oversaw $14 billion in assets and$10 billion in mortgage loans. He also previously served at EVP ofdevelopment at Omni New York LLC and as director of development atBFC Partners.

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"I am honored to join the deep, experienced and ever-growingteam of design, finance, construction and development professionalsat Tishman Speyer," Rodney said. "Tishman Speyer combinesunparalleled placemaking and attention to detail with an innateability to take on complex challenges.  I amlooking forward to seeing these skills brought to bear in theaffordable housing space."

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Rodney additionally currently serves on the board of directorsfor the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, theCommunity Preservation Corp., the New York State Assoc. forAffordable Housing and the New York Housing Conference.

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Gary Rodney Headshot TishmanSpeyer managing director, Gary Rodney

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