David Davenport, Urban Greenfit and Fred Lee, New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation
David Davenport is the Managing Principal of Urban Greenfit, LLC (UGF); a newly formed energy service company that is committed to helping multifamily building owners realize immediate energy cost savings by providing cost-effective solutions through onsite power generation and strategic energy efficiency projects. UGF is a joint venture affiliate with Urban American a real estate investment company that manages hundreds of apartment buildings in New York City including many of the largest buildings in Harlem. Mr. Davenport is also the Principal of Harlem Greenfit Management, a MBE firm providing the same services. For ten years prior to forming UGF, Mr. Davenport was a Vice President and Investment Officer at Citi- Community Capital (Citibank's CRA Urban Investment Group). Mr. Davenport is a Member of the 100 Black Men of New York where he serves as Co-Chairman of Economic Initiatives. Mr. Davenport is also Director of Project Find and a past Director of the Abyssinian Development Corporation, two of the largest owner/operators of affordable housing in NYC. Mr. Davenport is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Columbia Business School.
Fred Lee is the Director of Legal Affairs and Finance for the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation. Fred manages the day-to-day legal and financial affairs of the organization in addition to leading underwriting and execution of new transactions and projects. Fred has experience in clean tech, real estate finance and the public sector. Prior to joining NYCEEC, Fred was Assistant Director in the Center for Economic Transformation at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he led the Clean Technology and Energy team. He served as project lead on a variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and focused generally on developing the clean technology and energy sectors in NYC. Prior to entering the energy related industry, Fred was a structured finance attorney, focusing on securitization of real estate related securities. Fred holds an MBA with a concentration in real estate finance from Columbia Business School, a JD from Cornell Law School, and is a graduate of Amherst College (BA).
DATE: Thursday June 12, 2014
TIME: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
VENUE: Tonic - 727 Seventh Avenue (bw 48th & 49th Streets)