Allen Goldman is President and Principal of SJP Residential Properties. He has led the development of residential projects in the New York metropolitan area for SJP. Its most recent projects are 45 Park Avenue; a 22 story condominium building completed and fully sold out in 2007. It won the McGraw Hill Construction Award for the best residential building in New York for 2007. Platinum, a 43 story iconic glass and metal tower containing 220 residences located on the west side of Manhattan that will be completed in 2009 won the CNBC Americas International Property Awards for the best high rise residential building in New York.
Prior to joining SJP, Allen was a partner in Applied Development Company based in New Jersey where he was responsible for the development of a number of major residential and mixed use projects including The Shipyard in Hoboken, Port Liberté in Jersey City, The Palisades in Fort Lee, Portside Towers in Jersey City and The Essex and Sussex in Spring Lake. Many of these projects had failed under prior ownership thereby requiring repositioning and redevelopment which led to their ultimate success.
The Palisades in Fort Lee is the site of what had been a long abandoned project that had as its only remnant, a ten story partially completed garage structure. Over the years many developers investigated the project but were unable to overcome many obstacles that stood in the property’s redevelopment. In 1998, Allen acquired the site and created a redevelopment plan that was presented to the Borough shortly thereafter. Following its approval, he successfully built what is now The Palisades, a 538 unit luxury condominium, as well as a large, affordable housing development on nearby Kaufer Lane which was built in satisfaction of the developers COAH obligation.
He began his career with Exxon Corporation where he was responsible for project planning in Europe and then subsequently moved to Allied Chemical Corporation where he became Assistant to the President and head of its minerals resources program.
Allen holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from The City College of New York and an MBA in finance from New York University. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of The Real Estate Board of New York.