WHAT I DO
I am a licensed architect who brings historic properties back to life as a real estate developer. I help other developers and investors realize their own projects by providing financial, design & construction, and marketing consulting. I champion progressive strategies in land use, education and social justice as a city planning commissioner and non-profit leader. I speak on entrepreneurship at Harvard, MIT, Yale, Columbia, Michigan and at other public and private organizations. Through all of these endeavours, I hope to make the places around me more beautiful, more livable and more accessible for all.
Investing in tomorrow.
I uncover redevelopment opportunities in historic downtowns in New Jersey, near transportation, universities and hospitals. These areas demonstrate favorable long-term supply and demand dynamics.
Jersey City, NJ
Unbeatable location and market disparities that offer opportunity.
I focus on redeveloping historic properties, particularly residential and mixed-use. I look for architecturally significant townhouses, apartment buildings and commercial buildings built before the 1950s, with deferred maintenance, subpar operations, poor renovations and under-built zoning envelopes. Total transaction sizes range from $2.0 to $4.0M. My business plan is simple but effective - renovate, repurpose, extend and restore properties with development timelines of 1 year and hold periods of 5 years. I take advantage of valuable tax programs, including Opportunity Zones, Urban Enterprise Zones, New Market Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits.
Small-scale, as-of-right and tax-advantaged strategy.
HOW I WORK
Prior to 1950s
Renovate, Repurpose, Extend & Restore
Opportunity zones, Urban Enterprise Zones, New Market Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits
WHO I AM
My name is Atif Z. Qadir and I am a licensed architect with 14 years of development, construction and architecture experience from top New York City firms, including Extell Development, Turner Construction and Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects. I am an alumnus of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning and of Columbia Business School. I am active in the local community as a City Planning Commissioner in Hoboken, New Jersey and as a board member for non-profits in New Jersey and New York.
I assemble locally-based, highly-skilled teams for each project, including innovative consultants who can maximize a historic building's potential, lenders who specialize in redevelopment opportunities and investors who believe that attractive financial returns and community building can go hand-in-hand. Amanat means "held in trust" in the Urdu language and that is how I see each of my projects.
An experienced team with local roots.
I collaborate with fantastic people that share my perspective and focus.
SB ONE BANK
CAMBRIDGE REALTY PARTNERS
KEELER MARKWOOD GROUP
SCANLON & SCANLON, PC
CMA REAL ESTATE
ASSurance title services
Turp, Coates, Driggers & White
REAL ESTATE RENAISSANCE GROUP
Pinpoint inspection & testing