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Friday, March 22, 2019

Explore Innovative Solutions for Capital Region Housing - 4/10

ALBANY, NY – With nearly 50 years in the business of developing, financing, constructing, and managing affordable housing, Duncan Barrett will discuss innovative solutions to the Capital Region’s housing needs at the Albany Roundtable luncheon on Wednesday, April 10. The luncheon is open to the public.

Barrett, President of BeaconCommunities Development LLC – New York, has developed more than 2,000 units of housing and directed the financing of more than $100 million in real estate development projects throughout New York State.

Beacon is a privately-owned real estate firm that develops, acquires, invests in, and manages a wide range of multifamily housing. They also invest in and purchase affordable housing companies and portfolios of multifamily developments.

Held at the University Club of Albany at 141 Washington Avenue, the cost for the April luncheon is $20 and may be paid at the door or online at The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30 p.m.

Reservations for the luncheon, sponsored by The Chazen Companies, are required by Monday, April 8th and may be made by prepaying online, by leaving a message at 518-992-5360, or by e-mail at

About Beacon Communities Development
Beacon owns and manages approximately 18,000 apartments including affordable housing, market rate housing, and mixed income-housing. Their developments range from new construction, to historic adaptive reuse, to the renovation of existing housing. They take on challenging developments and make them succeed. Their driving passion is to create well-designed, healthy homes that improve the quality of life of residents and enhance the neighborhoods in which they are located.

About Duncan Barrett
Mr. Barrett has provided commercial and multi-family housing developers, community development groups, and financial institutions a full range of real estate services, including mortgage brokerage, grant preparation, equity syndication, investment analysis, and market determinations. Before establishing Taconic Capital Corp, in 1979, Mr. Barrett served as Executive Director of the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, Inc. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, and the author of Using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit in Special Needs Housing, a primer published by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal with the support of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

About the Luncheon Links Sponsor
Founded over 70 years ago, The Chazen Companies is an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary firm providing civil engineering, land surveying, planning, environmental and safety consulting, code services, landscape architecture, construction services, transportation planning and traffic engineering to clients in the private and public sectors. Chazen’s 140 employees proudly collaborate with municipalities, state agencies, developers, landowners, utility companies, and industrial, healthcare, education, and nonprofit clients from project concept to completion, taking a customized approach to every project. With offices in Glens Falls, Troy, Poughkeepsie and White Plains, NY; Nashville and Chattanooga, TN; and Portland, OR, Chazen delivers world class performance focused on creating effective, long-term partnerships with its clients.

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