The Community Preservation Corporation Announces New Members of the NYC Originations Team

The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), a non-profit lender for affordable housing throughout New York State, announced today two new members of the New York City Originations team.

New York—The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), a non-profit lender for affordable housing throughout New York State, announced today two new members of the New York City Originations team. Housing veterans Irving Boykins and Alana Smith join as mortgage officers overseeing the originating of Construction and Permanent Loans at CPC’s New York City office.

As mortgage officers, Boykins and Smith are responsible for initial underwriting and analysis of appropriate risk, for actively monitoring projects through construction and conversion, and for identifying and addressing problem loans in both the construction and permanent portfolio.

Boykins joins CPC with over 24 years experience in the housing industry, ranging from mortgage origination and community development lending to project management and planning. Most recently, he was president of Condo Lease Associates in Maplewood, NJ. Prior to that, he has, among others, served as client manager, community development lending at Bank of America; associate director, social investment program at Metlife; and project manager and housing finance manager at the Department of Housing and Development in Trenton, N.J. Boykins holds a BA in architectural history from Princeton University and an MBA and MCRP from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Smith comes to CPC with 14 years of experience in the housing industry. Most recently, she was owner of Calyx Consulting, where she worked on the launch and maintenance of a web-based platform that connects low- to moderate-income households with information about financial resources and homeownership programs in their communities. Previously, she was a senior project manager at Enterprise Community Partners; project manager at Common Ground Community; mortgage underwriter at Clayton Holdings LLC; and project planner at Ginsburg Development Corporation. Smith holds a BA in history from State University of New York, College at Oswego; an MS in urban policy analysis from The New School, Milano School of International Affairs; and a PhD in social policy from Trinity College Dublin.