July 25, 2012
Course Syllabus

Fall 2012 Syllabus for Course URBG 742: Economics of Real Estate Development
Hunter College - City University of New York - Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

Review of economic aspects of real estate investment and development including real estate market determinants; real estate finance, location evaluation, and investment analysis as affected by public sector regulation and taxation.  View syllabus online »  Download syllabus PDF »

February 10, 2012
Report

Chester Housing Authority - Judicial Administrator for Development's Report

Robert C. Rosenberg, President of the Rosenberg Housing Group (RHG), as Judicial Administrator for Development (JAD), provides this progress report on JAD activities of 2011.  Download report PDF »

March 16, 2011
Speech/Remarks

Remarks of Robert C. Rosenberg, Judicial Administrator for Development
Chester Housing Authority Sustainability Committee

We have now completed five of the six phases of our "Tower's" HOPE VI grant. Our three HOPE VI grants combined provide the very best housing in the city with a total of 603 new rental units and 100 affordable home ownership units. What remains to be done is the retail-supermarket center at Highland Avenue, the sale of the last 18 home ownership units at Highland Gardens, and, the final phase of the Towers HOPE VI Revitalization Plan. From inception, Phase 6 has been planned as a Community and Cultural Center. Unfortunately, those who originally pledged to provide the financial leadership to make it a reality are no longer available and financing of such a structure has become much more problematic in the current economy. However, we have finally found a way to fund the project by combining the 13,000 square foot center with a new 64-unit senior residence, complementing the two excellent facilities already on the site, Edgemont and Madison Senior Apartments. Funding will come from a 2.5 million dollar state RACP grant which requires 100% in matching funds, the developer Low Income Housing Tax Credits of $13,397,105 and $4,900,000 of CHA capital funds.  View transcript online »  Download transcript PDF »

Jan/Feb 2011
Article
(Source: American Builders Quarterly)

Detroit Housing Commission
Bringing Motown's mixed-income families together to create healthy communities

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January 2011
Course Syllabus

Spring 2011 Syllabus for Course URBG 742: Economics of Real Estate Development
Hunter College - City University of New York - Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

Review of economic aspects of real estate investment and development including real estate market determinants; real estate finance, location evaluation, and investment analysis as affected by public sector regulation and taxation.  View syllabus online »  Download syllabus PDF »

October 14, 2010
Report

Chester Housing Authority - Judicial Administrator for Development’s Report

On April 1, 2005, the Court changed the structure of its oversight of the Chester Housing Authority (CHA). The role of Robert C. Rosenberg, President of the Rosenberg Housing Group (RHG), was limited to that of Judicial Administrator for Development (JAD). As the JAD, Mr. Rosenberg is charged with completing the residential revitalization efforts under the Wellington Ridge and Chester Towers HOPE VI grants and to work on several projects aimed at ensuring the long-term sustainability of the CHA communities. At the Court’s request, the JAD provides this progress report on JAD activities in the past year.  Download report PDF »

January 17, 2010
Interview

Insight - January 17, 2010

Interview with Robert Rosenberg from the Rosenberg Housing group talking about innovative ways of providing quality low income housing built in conjunction with job training and thoughtful urban planning creates positive social change.  Listen to interview »  Download interview podcast »

January 2010
Course Syllabus

Spring 2010 Syllabus for Course URBG 742: Economics of Real Estate Development
Hunter College - City University of New York - Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

Review of economic aspects of real estate investment and development including real estate market determinants; real estate finance, location evaluation, and investment analysis as affected by public sector regulation and taxation.  View syllabus online »  Download syllabus PDF »

November 25-December 1, 2009
News
(Source: Chester Spirit)

Supermarket deal is close, but Pileggi demanding details

State Representative Thaddeus Kirkland blames Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi for holding up funding for the construction of a Chester supermarket. Pileggi concedes that’s true. According to Erik Arenson, spokesman for Pileggi; the senator requested information from Brandywine Real Estate Management Services Corp, the Chadds Ford-based developer, to address the scope of the project, plans and information about the market’s long term sustainability in order to determine if it is prudent to use taxpayers’ money on the project.  Read full article »

November 4-10, 2009
News
(Source: Chester Spirit)

City, state and housing officials celebrate new senior housing units

With much fanfare the Chester Housing Authority (CHA) recently “broke ground” for two new housing developments for senior citizens that are actually nearing completion but the unusual timing did not stop officials from the mayor of Chester to the governor of Pennsylvania beaming with pride about ongoing development of the city “on the move.”   Read full article »

October 28, 2009
Article

Quality Public Housing Improves Life in Chester
Pennsylvania’s Oldest City Experiencing Rebirth

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 was a day for celebration in Chester, Pennsylvania. That afternoon, Governor Ed Rendell, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD, Sandra Henriquez, Normal L. Shapiro, US District Court Judge, Wendell Butler, Jr., Mayor of Chester and other public officials were hosted by developer Israel Roizman to break ground for the newest affordable senior housing in Chester, Edgemont Senior Apartments and Madison Senior Apartments.  Read full article »  Download fact sheet PDF »

October 21, 2009
News
(Source: The Delaware County Daily Times )

Officials Tout Newest Chester Development

Movers and shakers from Harrisburg to Washington, D.C. gathered at the site of the former Chester Towers Tuesday afternoon, celebrating the new public housing development that is soon to replace the demolished buildings.  Read full article »

October 17, 2009
News
(Source: The Delaware County Daily Times )

Proposed Chester Supermarket Still in Plans

Bob Rosenberg, president of the Rosenberg Housing Group and court-appointed judicial administrator for the Chester Housing Authority, has been working to seal a supermarket deal with a local development group.  Read full article »

May 15, 2009
News
(Source: Philly.com )

Goal for Chester: Supermarket of its Own

A Chadds Ford developer has signed an agreement of sale to purchase the 12.4-acre Highland Avenue site from the Chester Housing Authority and plans to build a retail shopping center that would be anchored by a supermarket of up to 40,000 square feet.  Read full article »

January 2009
Course Syllabus

Spring 2009 Syllabus for Course URBG 742: Economics of Real Estate Development
Hunter College - City University of New York - Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

Review of economic aspects of real estate investment and development including real estate market determinants; real estate finance, location evaluation, and investment analysis as affected by public sector regulation and taxation.  View syllabus online »  Download syllabus PDF »

December 31, 2008
Report

Chester Housing Authority - Judicial Administrator for Development’s Report

Robert C. Rosenberg, President of the Rosenberg Housing Group (RHG), as Judicial Administrator for Development (JAD) is responsible for completing the residential revitalization efforts under the Wellington Ridge and Chester Towers Hope VI grants and to work on several projects aimed at ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Chester Housing Authority communities. At the Court’s request, the JAD provides this progress report on JAD activities of 2008.  Download report PDF »

October 3, 2007
News
(Source: Builder - October 2007 issue )

Woodbridge Estates: 2007 Builder's Choice Award Winner - Merit

Street names such as Four Tops Drive and Miracles Boulevard were only appropriate when this 47-acre Detroit neighborhood got its groove back.  Read full article »

October 27, 2005
Report

Community Solutions
Repositioning Public Housing for the Future: Strategies and Practices

Rosenberg Housing Group, in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research, has crafted a series of executive level symposiums to initiate a pragmatic dialogue amoung leaders in government, quasi-government and non-profit institutions with the goal of helping leaders identify and examine strategies for success in this environment.  Download report PDF »

April 19, 2005
News
(Source: Delaware County Daily Times)

Rosenberg Honored for Revitalizing CHA

If it were the big game, they’d have named Robert Rosenberg the most valuable player - the kid from the Bronx who came to Chester and brought credibility to an organization mired in a federal lawsuit and dilapidated housing.  Read full article »

January/February 2005
Publication

More than a Pretty Façade: Art as Community Revitalization Driver
Journal of Housing & Community Develpment (Published by NAHRO)

Robert Rosenberg writes about two truly spectacular arts initiatives that have had far reaching impacts on their communities, the individuals who reside near them, and their ever-expending base of patrons. They serve as a good case studies to further open the dialogue about “the arts” in the development scheme.   Read publication online » Download publication PDF »

August 2001
Video

Chester Housing Authority: A Story of Transformation

A Story of Transformation - Play Video

This video presentation tells the story of our transformation in the very words of the people - of Chester, Pennslvania - who lived it.
Running time: 15 minutes