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Shaping the NYC Skyline


In this episode, we had the privilege of speaking with Richard Roberts, a seasoned expert in affordable housing and urban market investments with over 25 years of experience. With an extensive background spanning government, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors, Richard’s contributions are nothing short of remarkable. As the Principal and Chief Business Development Officer for Red Stone Equity Partners, LLC, he’s deeply involved in affordable housing and urban market investments, employing innovative strategies to make a positive impact.

During his tenure as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Richard oversaw investments exceeding $1 billion, leading to the creation of over 30,000 units of affordable housing. His insights into impact investing shed light on the powerful synergy between financial returns and societal progress. Richard’s story exemplifies the essence of impact investing—driven not just by profit, but by a genuine desire to contribute meaningfully to society.  Get ready to be inspired by Richard’s impact in Shaping the NYC Skyline.

In this episode, Brenda, David, and Camila talk to Richard Roberts about:

  • lessons from Richard for personal empowerment and positive change in your own life
  • the complexities of affordable housing challenges, shedding light on common misconceptions and their profound effects on local communities.
  • the social impact potential in impact investing
  • navigating the intricate landscape of housing policies and regulations
  • the obstacles faced by communities in accessing affordable housing
  • and more… 

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