The Hudson Team

Principals

William Fowler

WILLIAM FOWLER, Principal and Co-Founder, has over 30 years of housing and real estate experience. Prior to forming Hudson in 1986, Bill worked in office building development with Cadillac Fairview, high-rise residential development with Eichner Properties and urban malls with the Rouse Company. Bill majored in architecture at Yale and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.



David Kramer

DAVID KRAMER, Principal, joined Hudson in 1995. Prior to Hudson, David developed affordable housing as the Housing Director of the Venice Community Housing Corporation in Los Angeles, and a Project Manager for the Skid Row Housing Trust. In 1989, he was one of the founders and the first Executive Director of People for Parks, a Los Angeles non-profit coalition of parks advocates. David has a Bachelor Degree from Yale University and graduated from the Coro Foundation’s Public Affairs Program. David serves on the Alumni Council of the Collegiate School and is a Board Member of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and the Coro Foundation. In 2008, David was elected to Chair the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. David also founded the quarterly Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable to benefit the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Professional Staff

Andrew Attara, Junior Estimator, is a member of our construction team. Andrew recently graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a BS in Architectural Engineering and Technology. His experience includes estimating for a concrete contractor during and after college, field experience as a carpenter, and extensive technical skills in design.



Tina Bryant

TINA BRYANT, Construction Project Manager, joined Hudson’s construction division in 2009 and performs plan and bid review, value engineering, and cost estimation to support contractor selection and management. Prior to joining Hudson, Tina was a Project Manager at Kipcon Incorporated, where she worked with clients and subcontractors on scopes, budgets, and schedules and conducted field inspections and conditions assessments. Prior to Kipcon, Tina was an HVAC engineer at Shering-Plough Corporation, at Meyer, Strong, & Jones Engineers, and Ferrco Engineering. She also served for two years as an Emergency Medical Technician, operating an ambulance and handling patient emergency care and reporting. Tina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology.



Sally Gilliland

SALLY GILLILAND, Director of Architecture, has 24 years of experience in architecture, including the past 21 years as a licensed architect. She is responsible for managing the architecture and engineering process throughout the design and construction of our projects. Sally joined Hudson in 2001 after 10 years as Project Architect at the architectural firm of Beyhan Karahan & Associates where she was responsible for design and management of a wide range of commercial and residential projects. Prior to her work with BK&A, Sally was a designer with the architectural firm of Kohn, Pedersen, Fox & Associates. She graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, studied at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City, and received a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University.



Joshua Glasser

JOSHUA GLASSER, Associate, assists the development team and provides on the ground logistical support. A born and bred New Yorker, Josh is a graduate of Saint Ann’s High school. His past experiences include working for multiple tech start-ups and conducting market research throughout mainland China, as well as competitive mathematical modeling.



Alan Hajtler

ALAN HAJTLER, Director of Construction, has 34 years of experience in construction management, including 21 years of experience in real estate development. Alan directs all construction activities at Hudson including pre-development estimating and value engineering, managing Hudson’s construction entity and coordinating the firm’s work with third party contractors. Before joining Hudson, Alan worked with Boymelgreen Developers as Director of Pre-construction, Aurora Contractors as Director of Estimating/Purchasing, and Terra Firma as Executive Vice President of Real Estate/Construction Operations. He also served as President of Arcon Development, a real estate developer and real estate investment/construction consultant for four years. His early career included work as Assistant Field Super for the Glick Organization on a 900-unit affordable senior housing high-rise, and as a Design Development Draftsman with Paul Rudolph Architects. Alan studied architecture at New York Institute of Technology and real estate at the NYU Real Estate Institute.



Karen Hu

KAREN HU, Senior Project Manager, has over 10 years of private-, public-, and not-for-profit sector experience in real estate. Prior to joining Hudson in 2014, Karen was an Assistant Vice President with Phipps Houses, the largest not-for-profit developer and property manager of affordable housing in NYC. At Phipps, she took the lead on the land entitlement and environmental review processes for all projects in pre-development. She was also the lead project manager on a number of preservation projects, including the preservation of a 208-unit former Mitchell Lama building through HPD’s Inclusionary Housing Program. Prior to Phipps, Karen was a City Planner in HPD’s Bronx Planning Unit and co-chair of the Steering Committee for New Housing New York, NYC’s first affordable housing design competition. Karen works on both affordable and market-rate projects at Hudson. She also currently serves as the Vice President of Communications for Women in Housing and Finance. Karen received a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College and a Master of City Planning and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from MIT.



Lee Jaffe

LEE JAFFE, Associate Project Manager, has over four years of experience in real estate development and urban planning. Prior to joining Hudson, Lee interned at the Fifth Avenue Committee, where he focused on the recapitalization of year 15 LIHTC properties. Earlier in his career, Lee worked as an environmental planner consulting on commercial real estate development projects seeking NEPA and CEQA compliance, and has served as a legislative aide for a Brooklyn-based member of the New York State Assembly. Lee received a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Boston University. He is a LEED certified professional.



Aaron Koffman

AARON KOFFMAN, Director of Affordable Housing, has over 14 years of experience in real estate development, finance and public policy. Aaron manages affordable housing and assists in site acquisition for the company.  Prior to joining Hudson, Aaron worked at Forest City Ratner Companies where he focused on the residential portfolio within Atlantic Yards and site sourcing for mixed-income housing developments. Before joining Forest City Ratner, Aaron was a Senior Project Manager at the NYC Housing Development Corporation where he originated over $600 M in bond-financed mortgages for mixed-income and affordable multi-family housing. In addition to serving as a Trustee of Achievement First and on the Board of NYSAFAH and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, Aaron currently teaches Affordable Housing Finance at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.  Aaron received a Master of City Planning from MIT and a BA of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.



Joseph Kohl-Riggs

JOSEPH KOHL-RIGGS, Director of Acquisitions, has six years of experience in real estate development and urban policy. He is responsible for sourcing and evaluating new business opportunities. Prior to joining Hudson, Joseph worked at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development in the 421-a tax exemption unit, and as an intern for the New York City Department of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. Joseph received his Bachelor of Arts in Urban Design from New York University.



Lance Kulb

LANCE KULB, CPA and Financial Controller, has over 30 years of experience as an accountant and controller. He is responsible for designing financial controls, maintaining the financial affairs of the company, and managing the accounting and information systems of the firm. Lance came to Hudson after serving for 12 years as Assistant Controller for a large shopping center owner/developer. Prior to that, he served as Senior Accountant for a large REIT for 7 years. Lance received his Bachelor of Arts from New York University and his MBA in Accounting and Taxation from St. John’s University.



Alison Novak

ALISON NOVAK, Vice President, has over 10 years of private, public and non-profit sector experience in real estate. Prior to joining Hudson in 2006, Alison was with the San Jose Redevelopment Agency where she co-developed a comprehensive retail recruitment program and created a public space program. She has also worked as a retail consultant for the City of Alameda, research associate for the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and as an analyst for Lesley University’s real estate division. Alison is responsible for Hudson’s first green building project, Third + Bond. She is a LEED Accredited Professional.  Alison currently sits on the boards of GreenHomeNYC, Recycle-A-Bicycle, and Women in Housing and Finance, all New York City-based non-profits. She was a member of the 21st cohort of Coro Leadership New York. Alison received a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development from Grinnell College, and a Master of City Planning and Master of Science in Real Estate Development from MIT.



Arianna Sacks

ARIANNA SACKS ROSENBERG, Project Manager, has over 7 years of experience in real estate development and design. Prior to Joining Hudson in 2011, Arianna completed her Master Degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she studied Real Estate Development. Preceding Arianna’s time at Harvard, she practiced architecture in New York City, working for Rafael Viñoly Architects. Arianna received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University College of Art, Architecture, and Planning. Arianna is a Board Member of Women in Housing and Finance and a steering committee member of GreenHomeNYC’s Green Block Party in Williamsburg.



Amrinder Singh

AMRINDER SINGH, Staff Accountant, has several years of experience in both retail banking and commercial real estate. He is responsible for maintaining financial controls at Hudson and preparation of financial statements, bank reconciliations, and special projects. Prior to joining Hudson, Amrinder was a manager at Astoria Federal Savings and worked in the property management department at Kimco Realty Corp. Amrinder is a graduate of SUNY Old Westbury, where he received his B.S. in Accounting.



SARA WILLIAMS WILLARD, Project Manager, has over 14 years of experience in real estate investment and development. Sara came to the industry through an educational background in city planning and began her career in real estate finance with Prudential Capital performing loan work-outs and acquisitions for the DC-based REIT, CarrAmerica. After graduate school she went on to successful tenures at real estate private equity funds Greenfield Partners and MacFarlane Partners acquiring over $460M in development opportunities.  Prior to joining Hudson, she was Director of Acquisitions and a project manager for a small boutique developer in Manhattan.  Sara received a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of City Planning from the University of Virginia.

Founding Principal

Alan Bell

ALAN BELL, Founding Principal of the Hudson Companies, has over 35 years of housing development and general real estate experience. Prior to forming Hudson in 1986, Alan had a distinguished career in real estate finance and government assisted real estate development. He was a real estate investment banker, first at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and later at Bankers Trust Company. Prior to that Alan had been a Vice President of the New York City Public Development Corporation, Director of the City’s UDAG program during the Koch Administration, and Director of the City Housing Agency’s “Sweat Equity” Program. Alan received his Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia College, Columbia University (1973) and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977).


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