Amy Stokes is responsible for managing the development process for residential projects in her portfolio. Her work includes four properties in the Bronx currently in different stages of development: Compass 3, Compass 6, 530 Exterior and 491 Gerard.
Prior to joining Monadnock, Ms. Stokes was a Deputy Director in the Real Estate Development Department at the New York City Housing Authority. At NYCHA, Ms. Stokes worked on the planning, financing, closing and asset management of NextGeneration NYCHA development projects. Ms. Stokes has a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University and Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College.
She currently serves on the New York Housing Conference's Young Leadership Council and is a member of the Women in Housing and Finance New York Chapter.
Colette Gill Pierre
Senior Asset Manager
Colette Gill Pierre is responsible for monitoring the portfolio of LIHTC projects as well as mixed used properties to ensure the financial and physical viability of all assets. Prior to joining Monadnock Development, Ms. Gill Pierre was the Chief Operating Officer for Bridge Street Development Corporation where she was responsible for the day to day operations of the organization.
Ms. Gill Pierre has worked in the real estate development field for 20+ years and has held positions as Senior Vice President of Programs, and Director of Real Estate Development.
Colette Gill Pierre holds a B. S. degree in Political Science from the Hunter College and a Master's of Urban Planning from Hunter College.
Vice President / Project Developer
Frank Dubinsky develops many of Monadnock's complex mixed-income and mixed-use projects across the city, including One Flushing, Carmel Place (formerly My Micro NY), the Park Clinton, and Metro125. Additionally, he wrote the RFP-winning proposal for Monadnock's 925-unit mixed-income development at Hunter's Point South, partnering with the Related Companies and Phipps Houses to develop the award-winning properties – the largest affordable development in New York City in 40 years.
In sum, Mr. Dubinsky's developments total over $750 million in development cost and 1,700 units across New York City.
Prior to joining Monadnock, Mr. Dubinsky worked at the AFL-CIO Investment Trusts, investing in affordable and market-rate housing across the country.
Mr. Dubinsky has a Bachelor's degree from Stanford University in Urban Studies with a Concentration in Architecture and Urban Design.
Director of Asset Management
Keron Rivera is the Director of Asset Management and is responsible for overseeing Monadnock's rapidly growing portfolio of Tax Credit projects as well as other residential and mixed use projects through site visits, financial reviews, and report generation.
Keron has worked in property management for over 21 years. Prior to joining Monadnock, she served as the Property Manager for HANAC, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides housing and social services for over 600 + seniors throughout NYC.
Previous to this position she served for several years in a similar property management role at Shinda Management Corporation where she managed over 125 HUD properties and 175 tax credit properties and led its tax credit compliance effort.
Keron's background and successful work history provide her with a high degree of expertise in managing marketing, building lease up, rental and re-rentals along with successful HUD REAC inspections and violation cures that create operating savings.
Director of Real Estate Development
Kirk Goodrich is in charge of Monadnock's real estate development and affordable housing efforts. Prior to joining Monadnock, Kirk ran the tax credit syndication business for Enterprise Community Investment in the Northeast Region.
Kirk received a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University, a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.
Director of Real Estate Operations
Tom Ciano is the Vice President of Operations at Monadnock Development. He has over 30 years of experience with the design, development and operations of affordable residential and homeless facilities. He began his career in this field as an architect designing primarily residential properties, but moved into the rehabilitation of public housing in Massachusetts, the expansion and rehabilitation of NYC day care and Head Start facilities, the development of homeless housing,and eventually affordable housing development.
Tom served as the Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Homeless Services and in 1994, lead the formation of the Division of Facilities Management and Development. Additionally, he was the founding Executive Director of two not-for-profit housing development entities: managing the Third Party Transfer Program at Neighborhood Restore in New York, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program at Restore Neighborhoods LA in Los Angeles, CA. Both not for profits focused on the repositioning and redevelopment of foreclosed multifamily residential properties.
Currently, Tom is the Vice President of Operations at Monadnock Development. In this role, he undertakes development of affordable and supportive/homeless housing projects and also oversees the company's asset management unit and back office functions.
Tom received a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University, a Master of Public Administration from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College.
He is currently the Board Chair for West End Residences HDFC which provides intergenerational housing for single mothers with children and seniors, as well as True Colors Supportive Housing for LGBT homeless youth 18 -24 years.
Zach Somsel-Longmore is a Project Developer who began at Monadnock in June of 2016. He is involved in projects during all phases of development. His project work includes the conversion of the Compass 1A & 1B buildings to permanent financing and overseeing the construction phases of 530 Exterior St. and 491 Gerard Ave., which are part of the River Avenue Management Development Project.
Preceding his employment at Monadanock Development, Zach had worked for 9 years as an architect in both St. Louis, MO and Denver, CO. During that time he functioned as a Project Manager and Project Architect and completed commercial projects totaling 6.5 million square feet. He has obtained his Master in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Director of Pre-Construction
Alphonse Lembo is a principal of Monadnock Construction, Inc., for which he directs all preconstruction activities, and Monadnock Development LLC.
Alphonse joined Monadnock in 2010 as an Assistant Project Manager after having worked part-time as a Laborer during his summer breaks from school. In 2016 he became Monadnock's Director of Preconstruction. Prior to Monadnock he worked at Forsyth Street Advisors and JES Plumbing and Heating. He serves on the board of NYC Outward Bound Schools.
Alphonse received a Diploma from Stuyvesant High School, a Bachelor of Arts with honors from The University of Chicago, and a Master of Urban Planning degree from Harvard University (with a concentration in Real Estate Development and Finance). He is a LEED AP and PHIUS+ Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC).