About Us – Principals
Peter G. Florey
After completing his Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, Peter worked for the City of New York's Division of Real Property and Department of Housing Preservation and Development where he helped to develop the Integrated Property Information System, a real estate tracking program that is still in use by numerous City agencies.
In 1986, he joined The Dime Savings Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) as Vice President of Community Development where he underwrote many affordable housing transactions. In 1988, he joined Benjamin Development Co. Inc. where he rose to the level of Executive Vice President in charge of Management and Development. While at Benjamin Development, Peter spearheaded numerous affordable housing projects in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the Bronx and Queens. Some of the more notable projects included a new 3,000 seat Cathedral and a 300 unit affordable senior project in partnership with Allen AME Church. He was the lead project manager for the 128 acre Arverne by the Sea project in the Rockaways section of Queens which, at 2,300 residential units and 300,000 square feet of commercial space, is the largest new urban waterfront community in the United States.
He formed The D & F Development Group with his partner, Leonard D'Amico in 2005 and has since completed nine affordable residential projects and has another five underway. He is a board member of Friends Assisting Nassau Seniors (FANS) and a founding board member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH). Peter is also active in a number of charitable causes. In 2006 he was honored by the Interfaith Nutritional Network (INN) as their Humanitarian of the Year, in 2007 he and Leonard received the Guest of Honor Award from SHAREing & CAREing, Inc., cancer support service in Queens, in 2009 he and Leonard received the Guest of Honor Award from the Education & Assistance Corporation (EAC), a non-profit educational and social service organization that provides services to more than 72,000 people throughout the metropolitan area.
Peter has been a guest speaker on affordable housing at Vision Long Island and NYSAFAH.