The Durst Organization

LIHTC Recertification Specialist

US-NY-New York
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Durst Profile

The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and 1,250 units of residential rental housing. The Durst Organization built the most environmentally advanced skyscraper in the United States, the 2.1 million square foot LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park. The Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential properties.

The Durst Organization is the joint venture and equity partner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the development of One World Trade Center, the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building. The Durst Organization is the managing partner of the 3 million square foot office tower responsible for tenant fit-out, leasing and property management. The Durst Organization is currently building two mixed-use residential buildings. 855 Avenue of the Americas is a 570,000 square foot residential rental tower above an office and retail base and W57th Street is a 709 unit rental building above 45,000 square feet of retail. Both projects are slated for completion in 2015.

The Durst Organization continues to grow and seek out new opportunities for innovative commercial and residential development in and around New York City


The Compliance Coordinator position is primarily responsible for the qualification of new residents for occupancy and the annual recertification of existing residents as it relates to Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Rent Stabilization, Affirmative Fair Housing, and State and City program agency guidelines. This role requires great organization, attention to detail and time management skills.


  • Conduct initial qualification of applicants to vacant apartments in the affordable portfolio
  • Manage recertification process of existing residents
  • Maintain property waiting list
  • Conduct applicant interviews and determine eligibility
  • Coordinate on-site data collections and processing of resident information
  • Schedule resident recertification interviews
  • Insure proper calculation of income, assets, rent levels, etc.
  • Conduct annual apartment inspections
  • Oversee lease renewal process
  • Maintain resident files in accordance with company policy & regulatory agency policy
  • Generate and review lease renewal and initial leases to ensure rent stabilization and tax credit guidelines are met
  • Assist residents and applicants with inquiries and questions regarding LIHTC program compliance and affordable housing availability
  • Coordinate rent-up and lease renewals between City and State housing agencies and subsidized residents
  • Oversee resident operational matters, including but not limited to: move in/out, arrears, account standing, lease violations, legal, and serve as a liaison between resident and management department
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned


    • 2+ years' experience in a position with similar responsibilities
    • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, MRI, etc.
    • Excellent communication skills both written and orally
    • Strong Knowledge base in LIHTC, Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR and HPD
    • Licenses/Certifications: COS, SCS, or TaCCs
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks on an ongoing basis
    • Able to work independently and in team settings
    • Able to interact with diverse personas
    • Bilingual Spanish/English (preferred)


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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