Innovative Solutions to Finance Affordable Housing
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Thu
Courtney Horwitz is the Founder and Principal of Strada Ventures LLC, a real estate consulting and development company. She has over 19 years of experience in the housing industry. Strada provides consulting and advisory services related to supportive and affordable housing transactions. Our consulting practice includes LIHTC transactions, joint venture partnerships, pre-development, negotiations, closing, construction oversight, asset management, and underwriting training. Strada is a New York City and New York State certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).
Courtney worked at Omni New York LLC, an affordable housing real estate development company for over nine years where she had many different titles and roles as the company grew from a 16 person operation to a 500 person company during her tenure. During this time Courtney worked with a team to manage the acquisition, secure the financing, and oversee the rehabilitation of over 3,400 units of housing with a total transaction size of over $650 million. During Courtney’s tenure as Vice President, she created and grew an asset management department, integrating new acquisitions into Omni’s portfolio, and ensuring financial and regulatory compliance. Additionally, Courtney oversaw Omni’s energy efficiency initiatives.
Prior to joining Omni, she worked at HR&A Advisors, Inc. a real estate consulting firm. While at HR&A, Courtney co-managed the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Assisted Multifamily Program, a $20 million program, which provided technical and financial assistance to owners of affordable housing seeking to install energy measures. Courtney also worked for TAG Associates, LLC a consulting firm that assists public housing authorities throughout the U.S. Courtney is currently on the Real Estate Advisory Counsel of The Fifth Avenue Committee. She is a former board member of Women in Housing Finance and she is the past treasurer of the board of Neighbors Helping Neighbors. She is an alumna of the Coro Leadership New York program. Courtney holds dual masters degrees in Public Policy and Urban & Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Tufts University.