Michael Namer has been developing real estate in downtown New York for the last 30 years. As the CEO and Founder of Alfa Development, Michael brings his attention to detail, construction expertise, and hands-on approach to real estate development to every project. In 2007, the company launched its commitment to sustainability with their first development of a LEED-Gold certified residential condominium in Downtown New York: 311E11 Village Green. Michael Namer and Alfa Development are now continuing with their mission to create more sustainable environments in all their upcoming projects including 151 w 21 - Chelsea Green, 199 Mott Street, 245 w. 14th - Village Green West, & The Hotel Grand Union. Michael Namer graduated from City University of New York class of ‘76 with a degree in Business Psychology and a minor in Fine Arts. He moved to Greenwich Village in 1976, where he has lived and raised his family ever since. He has been an integral part of his community by serving on the Board of the Greenwich Village Little League advocating for youth sports and lobbying for the creation of Hudson River Park and the soon-to-be-built park on Hudson and Houston Streets. He also has served on the Board of the Corlears School, the Village Temple, and Jennifer Muller: The Works. Michael is an accomplished painter and owner and founder of Gallery 151 at 132 West 18th Street, NY a local gallery that promotes emerging contemporary artist and community art projects - such as the Urban Green Initiative - that encourage the discussion of issues of sustainability in our time.
Jake Namer has been acting Executive Vice President for Alfa since 2008 throughout the 151 Wooster and 311E11: Village Green projects. As Executive Vice President, Jakeʼs contributes to all the major divisions of Alfaʼs business including construction management, marketing and finance and acts as Alfaʼs treasurer, liaison for city governing bodies, and coordinator of all major contractual agreements. Prior to joining Alfa, Jake worked in the New York Commercial Real Estate Lending division of Commerce Bank and at Morgan Stanley's Institutional Equity division. Jake holds a Master of Science in Real Estate from New York University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Miami.
As Executive Vice President and a Principal of Alfa Development, Matthew monitors all aspects of Alfa's core business relating to real estate development and asset management. Matthew's responsibilites at Alfa Development include directing contractual agreements, operational technology, financing arrangements, hiring of new personnel, property acquisition, feasibility analysis, and asset management. Having lived and worked in New York City for his entire life, Matthew maintains a focused knowledge relating to New York City zoning, city agencies, building enforcement, tax codes, neighborhood demographics, and marketing of condominiums and lodging. Over the thirteen years Matthew has worked with Alfa Development, he has taken a major role in the 311 e 11: Village Green, 151 Wooster, 151 w. 21st: Chelsea Green, 199 Mott Street, 245 w. 14th - Village Green West, 119 w. 21st Street, 200 e. 21st Street and Hotel Grand Union projects as well as other projects that are in the future pipeline for Alfa Development. Matthew also holds a great interest in philanthropy and sits on the board of organizations relating to the arts, and international educational development.
David Namer has been part of the Alfa team since 2001. As Vice President of Property Management, David is in charge of building operations for all properties under the umbrella of Alfa Development Management LLC. Specifically, he oversees the maintenance and renovation upgrades of the rental properties. After receiving his bachelor's degree from NYU and his New York Real Estate Sales License, he now doubles as an agent for Bond New York, handling Alfa rental exclusives. Additionally, David's proficiency in bookkeeping and accounting, and a technical knowledge of Quickbooks, assist in managing and recording all of Alfa's rental and sale property financials.
With over seven years of experience in New Yorkʼs luxury development market, Mary Louise officially joined Alfaʼs team in 2010. Formerly a Project Manager and Sales Manager at Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, Mary Louise has participated in the pre development, marketing, and sales of over 10 luxury residential condominiums in Manhattan since 2006 totaling sales of almost $1 billion – including 151 Wooster and 311E11: Village Green. Directing all aspects of marketing for Alfa, Mary Louise successfully directed the sellout of 151 w 21st: Chelsea Green in Spring of 2012 setting new neighborhood records. Born and raised in New York City, Mary Louise recognizes the value that Alfa brings to the neighborhoods in which their buildings are developed. Her experience and marketing savvy provide Alfa Development with heightened resources to recognize and more effectively pursue development opportunities.