Joshua Weissman is the founder and president of JCAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP. He graduated from Syracuse University's School of Management with a degree in Marketing in 1998 and started a career in Real Estate Development working for Jackson Development Group managing the construction of more than 400 2, 3 and four family homes throughout the Bronx and Brooklyn from 1999 through 2008.
In 2002, he formed CJ Partners LLC and began to develop multi-family projects in the Bronx. The company, alongside Jackson Development Group, were at the forefront of bringing condo units back to the Bronx developing multi-unit condominiums throughout many neighborhoods of the Bronx.
In 2006, Mr. Weissman entered the affordable housing marketplace, developing large-scale multi-family buildings, consisting of 32 to 115 units and ranging from 4 to 13 stories. The projects, predominantly located in the Bronx, were developed under the auspices of various government housing agencies with the City of NY under the Mayors Affordable Housing Mandate.
In conjunction with the affordable housing, Mr. Weissman has completed over 50,000 square feet of office space and over 110,000 square feet of retail space within these buildings.
In 2012, Mr. Weissman founded JCAL Development Group, focusing on the South Bronx neighborhoods of Mott Haven and Port Morris. The Group has a diversified portfolio of affordable housing developments, market-rate projects and alteration value-add projects. The construction arm of JCAL Construction LLC handles all the General Contracting work the Group.
Neil Jeffrey Weissman is an attorney and has been a developer for over 25 years. He has developed over 550 two, three, and four-family market rate houses with partners, and as President of the former Jackson Development Group.
Along with partners, over the past 12 years and to present, Mr. Weissman owns, assisted in the co-management of, and has developed more than 25 affordable, mid-income, and market rate buildings located in New York City, Bronx, and Brooklyn, comprising over 2,300 residential apartments.
Mr. Weissman is an owner/partner of over 125,000 sq ft of commercial property.
William Bollinger has been involved with real estate development, consulting, and urban planning for over 25 years. He is mostly known for mid and high-rise residential and mixed-use development projects, ranging from affordable mixed-use developments to market-rate condominium projects. His project management expertise ranging from site identification and conceptualization through construction, lease-up and conversion to permanent debt. In the aggregate, Mr. Bollinger has worked closely on the development of over 1,500 units of affordable housing with many housing finance agencies including:
NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR),
NYC Dept of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD),
NYC Housing Development Corporation (NYC HDC),
NYS Housing Finance Agency (NYS HFA),
NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA), and the
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (US HUD.)
Mr. Bollinger holds a BA in Public Administration from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Masters of City Planning from Georgia Tech and a background is rooted in planning and community development.
Mr. Bollinger worked at a large Bronx-based economic development organization named SoBRO (South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation) for 13 years. There he headed the Community Development Department with a focus on economic revitalization and affordable housing production. He helped lead the effort for the initial rezoning of the “Bruckner Art and Antique District” to a Mixed-use zoning district, paving the way for the expansion of the Mott Haven waterfront area and the enormous investment in this neighborhood. This - first “MX” district established in NYC, and its success helped to spur the City Planning Department to implement it further.
Mr. Bollinger also worked on several private rezoning efforts, including the St. Ann’s Terrace project, facilitating the rezoning of a 3-acre site from M1-1 to R7X, resulting in the construction of over 600 units of affordable housing, 50,000 square feet retail space and 250 underground parking spaces.
Mr. Bollinger has been a member of numerous development teams constructing projects funded by HPD, HDC and or HCR with the most recent being on Summit Ridge, a $17M affordable housing project financed by HPD/HDC.