The Hudson Team


William Fowler

WILLIAM FOWLER, Principal and Co-Founder, has over 30 years of housing and real estate experience. Prior to forming Hudson in 1986, Bill worked in office building development with Cadillac Fairview, high-rise residential development with Eichner Properties and urban malls with the Rouse Company. Bill majored in architecture at Yale and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

David Kramer

DAVID KRAMER, Principal, joined Hudson in 1995. Prior to Hudson, David developed affordable housing as the Housing Director of the Venice Community Housing Corporation in Los Angeles, and a Project Manager for the Skid Row Housing Trust. In 1989, he was one of the founders and the first Executive Director of People for Parks, a Los Angeles non-profit coalition of parks advocates. David has a Bachelor Degree from Yale University and graduated from the Coro Foundation’s Public Affairs Program. David serves on the Alumni Council of the Collegiate School and is a Board Member of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and the Coro Foundation. In 2008, David was elected to Chair the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. David also founded the quarterly Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable to benefit the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Professional Staff

Andrew Attara

Andrew Attara, Construction Project Manager, is a member of our construction team. Andrew recently graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a BS in Architectural Engineering and Technology. His experience includes estimating for a concrete contractor during and after college, field experience as a carpenter, and extensive technical skills in design.

Tina Bryant

TINA BRYANT, Construction Project Manager, joined Hudson’s construction division in 2009 and performs plan and bid review, value engineering, and cost estimation to support contractor selection and management. Prior to joining Hudson, Tina was a Project Manager at Kipcon Incorporated, where she worked with clients and subcontractors on scopes, budgets, and schedules and conducted field inspections and conditions assessments. Prior to Kipcon, Tina was an HVAC engineer at Shering-Plough Corporation, at Meyer, Strong, & Jones Engineers, and Ferrco Engineering. She also served for two years as an Emergency Medical Technician, operating an ambulance and handling patient emergency care and reporting. Tina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology.

Sally Gilliland

SALLY GILLILAND, Director of Architecture, has 24 years of experience in architecture, including the past 21 years as a licensed architect. She is responsible for managing the architecture and engineering process throughout the design and construction of our projects. Sally joined Hudson in 2001 after 10 years as Project Architect at the architectural firm of Beyhan Karahan & Associates where she was responsible for design and management of a wide range of commercial and residential projects. Prior to her work with BK&A, Sally was a designer with the architectural firm of Kohn, Pedersen, Fox & Associates. She graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, studied at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City, and received a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University.

Conon Green

CONON CREEN, CPA and Financial Controller, has over 22 years of accounting experience in commercial real estate and investment banking. Prior to joining Hudson, Conon worked for 6 years as the Director of Accounting for TVG Partners, a real estate investment and management company. He has also worked at Credit Suisse, Resources Global, D.E. Shaw, Citibank, and Deloitte & Touche. Conon received his Accounting degree from St. Bonaventure University. He is responsible for designing financial controls, maintaining the financial affairs of the company, and managing the accounting and information systems of the firm.

Alan Hajtler

ALAN HAJTLER, Director of Construction, has 34 years of experience in construction management, including 21 years of experience in real estate development. Alan directs all construction activities at Hudson including pre-development estimating and value engineering, managing Hudson’s construction entity and coordinating the firm’s work with third party contractors. Before joining Hudson, Alan worked with Boymelgreen Developers as Director of Pre-construction, Aurora Contractors as Director of Estimating/Purchasing, and Terra Firma as Executive Vice President of Real Estate/Construction Operations. He also served as President of Arcon Development, a real estate developer and real estate investment/construction consultant for four years. His early career included work as Assistant Field Super for the Glick Organization on a 900-unit affordable senior housing high-rise, and as a Design Development Draftsman with Paul Rudolph Architects. Alan studied architecture at New York Institute of Technology and real estate at the NYU Real Estate Institute.

Karen Hu

KAREN HU, Senior Project Manager, has over 10 years of private-, public-, and not-for-profit sector experience in real estate. Prior to joining Hudson in 2014, Karen was an Assistant Vice President with Phipps Houses, the largest not-for-profit developer and property manager of affordable housing in NYC. At Phipps, she took the lead on the land entitlement and environmental review processes for all projects in pre-development. She was also the lead project manager on a number of preservation projects, including the preservation of a 208-unit former Mitchell Lama building through HPD’s Inclusionary Housing Program. Prior to Phipps, Karen was a City Planner in HPD’s Bronx Planning Unit and co-chair of the Steering Committee for New Housing New York, NYC’s first affordable housing design competition. Karen works on both affordable and market-rate projects at Hudson. She also currently serves as the Vice President of Communications for Women in Housing and Finance. Karen received a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College and a Master of City Planning and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from MIT.

Aaron Koffman

AARON KOFFMAN, Director of Affordable Housing, has over 15 years of experience in real estate development, finance and public policy. Aaron manages all aspects of affordable housing development for the company. Prior to joining Hudson, Aaron worked at Forest City Ratner Companies where he focused on the residential portfolio within Atlantic Yards and site sourcing for mixed-income housing developments. Before joining Forest City Ratner, Aaron was a Senior Project Manager at the NYC Housing Development Corporation where he originated over $600 M in bond-financed mortgages for mixed-income and affordable multi-family housing. In addition to being a Board member of Building Skills NY, and on the Board of NYSAFAH and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, Aaron currently teaches Affordable Housing Finance at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. Aaron received a Master of City Planning from MIT and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Aaron is also a proud alum of the Coro Leadership New York program.

Joseph Kohl-Riggs

JOSEPH KOHL-RIGGS, Director of Acquisitions, has six years of experience in real estate development and urban policy. He is responsible for sourcing and evaluating new business opportunities. Prior to joining Hudson, Joseph worked at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development in the 421-a tax exemption unit, and as an intern for the New York City Department of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. Joseph received his Bachelor of Arts in Urban Design from New York University.

Pedram Mahdavi

PEDRAM MAHDAVI, Associate Project Manager, has over six years of experience in housing finance, development and policy. Prior to joining Hudson, Pedram worked at Forsyth Street Advisors where he structured financial transactions utilizing taxable and tax exempt bonds, Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity and additional public subsidies for real estate developments ranging from 100% affordable to mixed-income “80/20” buildings. During his time at Forsyth, Pedram closed on over $130 million in debt and $80 million in equity financing. Pedram’s previous experience also includes advising non-profit organizations, public housing authorities and city and federal government agencies on housing and redevelopment policy. Pedram currently serves on the board of Neighbors Together, a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization. Pedram received a Master in City Planning from MIT and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Arizona.

Alison Novak

ALISON NOVAK, Vice President and Director of Fund Investments, has over 11 years of private, public and non-profit sector experience in real estate. Prior to joining Hudson, Alison was with the San Jose Redevelopment Agency, the City of Alameda, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and Lesley University’s real estate division. She is a LEED Accredited Professional. Alison sits on the boards of Recycle-A-Bicycle (chair) and Women in Housing and Finance (president), both New York City-based non-profits. She was a member of the 21st cohort of Coro Leadership New York. Alison received a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development from Grinnell College, and a Master of City Planning and Master of Science in Real Estate Development from MIT.

Michael Ohlhausen

MICHAEL OHLHAUSEN, Associate Director of Architecture, is a licensed architect and LEED accredited professional with over 15 years of experience managing the design and coordination of many large-scale institutional, commercial, and multi-family residential projects. Prior to joining Hudson, Michael was a project architect at Perkins+Will, playing an integral role in the design documentation and coordination of a $350 million administrative facility for New York City. Before P+W, Michael was a Senior Associate at the architectural firm of Gruzen Samton, working on a wide range of market-rate and affordable multi-family residential projects, including numerous projects for Hudson. Michael has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration from Cambridge University.

Sarah Pizer

SARAH PIZER, Assistant Project Manager, assists the construction staff and development team in various projects. Graduating from the University of Michigan in May 2014, she studied public policy with a focus on urban planning and policy. She has previously interned at Urban Green Council, the New York chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Jerry Pointing

JERRY POINTING, Field Quality Control Safety Compliance Manager, has over 42 years of experience in the construction industry, including owning his own company. Jerry’s numerous client list includes the SCA, NYSDA, Department of Corrections, HPD, and USPS, and well known corporations such as Coldstone Creamery, Mobil Oil Corporate, and UNOs Chicago Grill. He was superintendent, project manager, and building inspector at the BEST Squad NYCDOB.

Arianna Sacks Rosenberg

ARIANNA SACKS ROSENBERG, Senior Project Manager, has over 9 years of experience in real estate development and design. At Hudson, Arianna oversees a broad range of residential and commercial development projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Arianna is excited about building a greener, more sustainable city. Prior to joining Hudson in 2011, Arianna completed her Master’s Degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she studied Real Estate Development. Preceding Harvard, she practiced architecture in New York City, working for Rafael Viñoly Architects. Arianna received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. Arianna currently sits on the Board of Women in Housing and Finance (Co-VP of Operations) and is a member of the 26th cohort of Coro Leadership New York.

Mark Salzman

MARK SALZMAN, Associate Project Manager, has over four years of experience in commercial real estate development, investment, and consulting. Prior to joining The Hudson Companies in 2014, Mark worked for Ernst & Young’s Transaction Real Estate group providing institutional lenders and investors with operational strategy, due diligence, and valuation advisory services. Before Ernst & Young, Mark was an Analyst at Triangle Capital Group, where he focused on underwriting and managing opportunistic real estate debt investments. Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he also studied Urban Design.

Amrinder Singh

AMRINDER SINGH, Staff Accountant, has several years of experience in both retail banking and commercial real estate. He is responsible for maintaining financial controls at Hudson and preparation of financial statements, bank reconciliations, and special projects. Prior to joining Hudson, Amrinder was a manager at Astoria Federal Savings and worked in the property management department at Kimco Realty Corp. Amrinder is a graduate of SUNY Old Westbury, where he received his B.S. in Accounting.

Gabrielle Strass

GABRIELLE STRASS, Assistant Project Manager, assists the development team in various projects and provides support for 22 Caton Place, 125 Metropolitan Avenue, and Roosevelt Island Retail. In May 2014, she graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a major in Urban Studies and a concentration in Architecture. She was recruited by Columbia Athletics Varsity Fencing Team in 2009 and is a two-time national gold medalist in épée.

Sara Williams Willard

SARA WILLIAMS WILLARD, Senior Project Manager, has over 17 years of experience in real estate investment and development. Sara came to the industry through an educational background in city planning and began her career in real estate finance with Prudential Capital performing loan work-outs and acquisitions for the DC-based REIT, CarrAmerica. After graduate school she went on to successful tenures at real estate private equity funds Greenfield Partners and MacFarlane Partners acquiring over $460M in development opportunities.  Prior to joining Hudson, she was Director of Acquisitions and a project manager for a small boutique developer in Manhattan.  Sara received a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of City Planning from the University of Virginia.

Founding Principal

Alan Bell

ALAN BELL, Founding Principal of the Hudson Companies, has over 35 years of housing development and general real estate experience. Prior to forming Hudson in 1986, Alan had a distinguished career in real estate finance and government assisted real estate development. He was a real estate investment banker, first at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and later at Bankers Trust Company. Prior to that Alan had been a Vice President of the New York City Public Development Corporation, Director of the City’s UDAG program during the Koch Administration, and Director of the City Housing Agency’s “Sweat Equity” Program. Alan received his Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia College, Columbia University (1973) and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977).

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