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January 03, 2008
Allow Me to Introduce...

The balancing of beauty, function, and sustainability drives everything we do, from developing better, more environmentally friendly condos to raising the bar for functional elegant designs. The team at Jeffrey Place works within the confines of this philosophy.

The team behind Jeffrey Place, the city's only holistically sustainable development, is committed to the power of business as a force for change. Defined by what we've learned, and how we work and play, we're looking to do more than just build more condos. We're seeking to redefine what it means to build a community.

This is our philosophy. This is what moves us.

We would like to introduce our team to you one person at a time. To know and understand what we have undertaken with the Jeffrey Place development it is vital that you meet the people who have given their hearts, minds, and time over to the project with the belief that we are truly helping to transform the city and create a new standard of living for our urban residents.

This month, Joe Recchie, developer of Jeffrey Place, will be introduced. Jeffrey Place has changed Joe to the core and in turn Joe has put his mark on Jeffrey Place. One does not exist without the other and they are both better for it. Joe inspires us as a team and tirelessly upholds the principles of smart growth, empathy for the end user, and sustainable building while orchestrating the largest, most innovative residential and commercial development in Columbus, Ohio.

Click below and read this month's introduction to Jeffrey Place developer; Joe Recchie.

Joseph Recchie, CEO of National Community Builders, has developed thousands of housing units during his 30 years in the business. His most recent development project, Jeffrey Place, is a 41.5 acre, $400 million urban infill development in historic Italian Village.

The former brownfield site which was once home to the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company is now one of the largest mixed-use, urban redevelopment projects in Columbus history. The North Block condominiums at Jeffrey Place are the only project in Columbus chosen to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Neighborhood Rating System pilot program.

Recchie is building Jeffrey Place on the principles of smart growth, new urbanism, and environmental stewardship. All of these qualities contribute to Jeffrey Place's growing reputation as the largest environmentally- friendly development in Columbus.

Recchie built his reputation as a socially responsible developer by assisting community and faith-based organizations in leveraging extremely limited resources to develop quality housing. Part of his philosophy has also been to build community facilities for job training and economic development. In his experience with Jeffrey Place and other development projects, Recchie has also specialized in public-private partnerships in real estate development and tax and security matters relating to development.

The National Association of Homebuilders honored Recchie with the "Pillars of the Industry Award" for Best Affordable Multifamily Housing in 1995 for his participation in the Raspberry Glen Apartments. In 1997, he received the "Unity Chairmen's Award" of the Unity Partnership Economic Summit, and in 1999, he was named an "Empowerer" by the Dayspring Christian Community Development Corporation.

A longtime commitment to responsible community building has coupled with Recchie's dedication to environmental stewardship as the Jeffrey Place community continues to take shape.

Next month's newsletter will include more introductions to the Jeffrey Place team. Meanwhile, we invite you to contact us anytime with questions, comments, or suggestions on how we can continue our efforts to build a strong and inclusive community.

January 3, 2008 in In the News, Spotlights, Urban Living | Permalink

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