Owner’s Representative RFQ

Owner's Representative RFQ

Release date: 4/14/2016
Submission deadline: rolling

HPD is seeking to partner with not-for-profit, faith-based organizations, and private owners who have developable land and an interest in providing affordable housing, but who may not have previous real estate development experience. Through this RFQ, HPD invites applicants to submit professional qualifications as Owner’s Representatives to guide owners through the pre-development and construction phases to develop or preserve high-quality, affordable housing or mixed-use projects on their sites. The RFQ was released on April 14, 2014.

The RFQ aims to attract professional Owner’s Representatives who have a thorough understanding of developing affordable housing with non-profit and/or faith-based organizations. Qualified Owner’s Representatives will be included on a Pre-Qualified List (PQL) that HPD will publish as a resource for interested owners. Owners may review and directly hire Qualified Owner’s Representatives from the List, at their own expense; HPD will not be involved in the hiring process and will not be responsible for paying for Qualified Owner’s Representative services. This RFQ does not represent any obligation or agreement whatsoever on the part of the City or HPD.

Selection Criteria

Applicants may include both not-for-profit and for-profit entities. Applicants must have the experience, technical resources, and capacity required to represent owners in project management, planning, developing, and managing multi-family affordable housing within the regulatory constraints specific to the City. Previous experience on projects that have received financing from HPD and/or the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) is required.

Respondents may include teams of multi-disciplinary sub-consultants assembled for their complementary skills if a single consultant does not have the ability to perform the comprehensive scope of services. The List will include lead Applicants only. A single lead consultant must identify itself in the qualification submission package.

HPD encourages applicants from Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) as lead applicants and as project team members.

Submission Requirements

An initial PQL was finalized in October 2016. Applications for future rounds will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the PQL will be updated at least annually, at HPD's discretion.

RFQ Form

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Inquiries should be directed to OwnersRepRFQ@hpd.nyc.gov.