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John Restrepo

Division of Housing and Community Development
Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation


For almost two decades, Mr. Restrepo has been involved in the planning, development and management of $150 million in investments from the private and public sector to revitalize under-invested communities.This includes the rescue of 200 abandoned or underutilized properties, including 80 foreclosed units and the production of 600 new units that serve over 2,000 people. He is responsible for business planning, community revitalization strategies, identifying sites, developing all concepts, overseeing program development , financial structuring, funding applications, negotiations with lenders, securing financial commitments for acquisition, predevelopment, construction and permanent financing. Mr. Restrepo oversees site acquisitions, community and political buy-in, zoning and tax abatement approvals, marketing strategies, and develops processes for buyer and tenant intake.