David J. Levy
David is an affordable housing professional in the Metro-Boston area and is the owner of Community Square Associates, a real estate consulting company. David’s career began more than twenty years ago in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he worked with the municipality to analyze the viability of an affordable housing program. Over the next seven years, David worked as an affordable housing project manager for two community-based, non-profit organizations where he oversaw the development of ten properties, producing 91 units of housing for low-income renters and first-time home buyers. Much of this work was part of an initiative to redevelop historically significant properties, often former lodging houses for the working poor.
In 2003, David was selected to lead the Housing Corporation of Arlington (HCA), a recently revived community development corporation which had aspirations to grow. Under David’s leadership, HCA was transformed into a highly-efficient and productive organization serving 200 families annually through homelessness prevention programs and subsidized rental housing. For almost nine years, David invested much of his time and energy to position HCA for success, building relations with lenders and local leaders, developing operating systems, building a donor base, implementing marketing strategies, and cultivating a highly motivated and invested board of directors. During David’s tenure, HCA developed eight properties consisting of 70 affordable apartments, culminating in the first award of Low Income Housing Tax Credits to an affordable housing project in Arlington, MA.
Shortly after leaving HCA in 2012, David worked in affordable housing finance as senior housing specialist at the quasi-public agency MassHousing, where he collaborated with other state and private lenders to underwrite affordable housing loans for the Commonwealth’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
In 2014, David launched New Seasons Development LLC, a for-profit real estate development and consulting firm. Within two short years, David and his business partner cultivated a significant client-base, successfully assisting for-profits, non-profits, and municipalities with their affordable housing needs. Today, as owner and principal of Community Square Associates, David continues to provide consulting support to all sectors of the affordable housing industry in eastern Massachusetts.
David graduated from Clark University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography. In his free time, David is an avid runner, eater, and father. He, his wife, two children, and energetic mutt reside in Arlington, MA.