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Mr. Yu brings extensive New York development, finance, construction and management of residential and commercial real estate experience, and a lifetime of leadership in community based organizations to his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors, which he has held since 2012.
He is President of Yuco Real Estate Company, Inc. and Yuco Management, Inc., developers, managers and owners of a diverse portfolio of commercial and residential properties located throughout New York City. The Yuco group of companies has contributed to the revitalization and renaissance of neighborhoods such as the Lower East Side, Clinton and Harlem in Manhattan and Sunset Park, Flatbush and East New York in Brooklyn by building high quality affordable rental properties, and has successfully developed commercial, extended stay and market rate residential properties in neighborhoods such as Murray Hill, the East Village, NoHo, Brooklyn Heights and Williamsburg.
Mr. Yu was a member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York, which is committed to building and strengthening communities through nurturing the potential of its youth. He is a founding Board member of the NOHO NY Business Improvement District, and an Advisory Board member of the New York Housing Conference, an advocacy organization for affordable housing in NYC which promotes strong housing policies, adequate funding, practical regulations, and increased public awareness of the need for and benefits of affordable housing.
Mr. Yu graduated from Columbia University with both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.