American Asians for Equality (AAFE)
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and all those in need. Founded in 1974 to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of New York City’s preeminent housing, social service, and community development organizations. AAFE is committed to preserving housing throughout New York City and to providing new opportunities for the city’s diverse immigrant communities. To achieve these goals, AAFE organizes these key activities into several lines of business: Homeownership Promotion, Preservation and Lending; Small Business Promotion, Development and Lending; Real Estate Development; Asset/Property Management and Community Building, Planning and Organizing.
AAFE has assets of approximately $124 million and a $16 million annual operating budget, yearly grant-making is currently in the $2.9 million range. Total AAFE staff equals 140 professionals which are located in offices: in Chinatown and the Lower East Side, Flushing, Queens and Sunset Part, Brooklyn. The Director of Real Estate Development will be based in the AAFE’s headquarters at 2 Allen Street in Chinatown, New York City. They will travel as necessary and be a vibrant and known leader in real estate across all of AAFE’s real estate portfolio, assets and staff who are based in multiple locations.