Donald A. Capoccia
Mr. Capoccia’s primary focus is on the kind of affordable housing and home
ownership that has helped spur the resurgence of two New York City
neighborhoods—Manhattan’s East Village and East Harlem—and, by extension, the
city in general. As an outgrowth of this focus, he co-founded and currently
serves as president of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing.
He is director of the Real Estate Board of New York and the Rent Stabilization
Board (for New York City). He is also on the board of the New York City-based
LaMama Experimental Theatre, Inc. Member, New York City Water Board and Battery
City Park Authority.
Mr. Capoccia was also a member of the board of directors of the United Nations
Development Corporation, a joint New York City/State public- benefit
corporation that assists the U.N. community with the planning and management of
office space, hotel accommodations, housing, and other essential facilities in
close proximity to U.N. headquarters. In 2001, Mr. Capoccia’s active
involvement in urban planning, architecture, and the arts led to a presidential
appointment to the United States Commission on Fine Arts, where he served as
vice chairman until his resignation from the commission in 2004. Appointed by
former New York Governor George E. Pataki, he currently serves on the board of
directors of the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation.
Managing Principal and Founder, BFC Partners. He lives in New York City.