Jeffrey E. Dunston - Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dunston has worked in the field of affordable housing and community development for 25 years. Â Under his leadership at NEBHDCo, more than 2,093 units of affordable housing have been built, which represents $109 million dollars of capital investment to date. Â The organization currently owns 1082 units in central Brooklyn.
Since 2000 when he assumed the role of C.E.O, Mr. Dunstonâ€™s commitment to creating and providing affordable housing for New York City residents hasÂ been his primary passion.
has increased the organizationâ€™s housing portfolio three-fold, preserved distressed housing, and expanded the organizationâ€™s service footprint by working with private partners to create housing in the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island New York.
As Chair of the Housing and Physical Development Network of the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford-Stuyvesant (CIBS) he led the effort to create a â€œSmart Growth Development Policyâ€ on the community level.
This has encouraged the reduction of Bed-Stuyâ€™s carbon footprint and fostered â€œgreenâ€ development in planned projects for the community.Â Â As a board member of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Mr. Dunston chairs the boardâ€™s Real Estate Committee; working closely with the CEO.Â Currently the committee is exploring the reuse of underutilized buildings on the hospital campus to create affordable housing opportunities.
Mr. Dunston's dedication to community involvementÂ has led him to serve in various capacities as a Board member for several organizations including: ANHD/CHAMP, Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA, American Civil Rights and Education Services (ACRES), Borough Development Group, Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford-Stuyvesant (CIBS), Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, and Carver Community Development Corporation.
Mr. Dunston is a licensed real estate broker and a CPM candidate.Â He is a graduate of Pratt Institute Center of Community and Environmental Development in City and Regional Planning and attended Parsons School of Design majoring in Fine Arts.Â Â Mr. Dunston has received numerous awards and proclamations for his leadership in community development.