Emily Kurtz

VP Housing

Emily leads the vertically integrated team responsible for the development, construction, property management, asset management, and onsite supportive services at RiseBoro. During her 15+ year tenure with the organization, RiseBoro has become a premier partner development partner for NYC Affordable Housing Development, and has developed over 2000 units of housing, with 1800 units currently in construction, and an additional 3700 units in the pipeline.

Ms. Kurtz is fluent in the complexities of subsidized housing development and asset management, including LIHTC, HOME, AHP, Section 8 and other HUD financing programs, having closed over 20 new construction and preservation transactions. She has over 10 years direct experience in NYC property and asset management, and 5 years supervising the teams providing onsite supportive services to our most vulnerable tenants. Ms. Kurtz graduated with honors from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and completed a Master’s of Science in Urban Planning at Columbia University where she concentrated on housing and transportation issues of seniors.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two sons, two cats, and a growing number of houseplants.