John has a diverse background with over 25 years of experience in housing, government and finance in a variety of capacities. Prior to founding Workforce Housing Group, John was the Executive Director of JPMorgan Chase’s municipal housing finance group, which he was hired to start in 2007.
John had a long public sector career before co-founding Workforce Housing Group. He served for 20 years at the City of New York’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the last seven as First Deputy Commissioner. In that role, he was Chief Operating Officer of a 2,700-person, $1 billion annual budget organization, the largest municipal housing agency in the nation.
John has spent a career quantifying and managing risk relating to a wide variety of investment opportunities in order to properly price their expected outcomes. He started his career as a member of the New York Futures Exchange in 1985 trading Stock Index Futures.
Before After BUILDING HISTORY THE BIRTHPLACE OF HIP-HOP Hip hop came to life in the community room at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the 1970s. Founding father DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy threw back to school parties in their building’s rec room, matching beats on Herc’s record players in what is now known as […]
Before After See the transformation at the Kelly Street garden “Thanks to the garden, the neighborhood is stronger because we’ve become undivided.” – Kelly Street resident The new Kelly Street Garden is “Double Green”, producing fresh food for residents while diverting up to 250,000 gallons of stormwater runoff annually. Between July and September 2014, residents harvested over 345 pounds […]