J. Christopher Daly

J Christopher Daly wins the election

J Christopher Daly, President of the Sheldrake Organization, a Hempstead, N.Y.-based company he founded in 1988 to develop and manage commercial and retail properties, was unanimously elected to the boards of trustees of both the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and the Foot Clinics of New York.

Mr. Daly’s two-year term of service on each board is effective as of December 1, 2003.

Mr. Daly has had wide-ranging experience owning, managing, developing and leasing residential and commercial properties. His company, the Sheldrake Organization, is one of the largest owners and managers of privatized public housing in New York State. Originally founded to develop distressed and blighted commercial properties in suburban Hempstead, the company grew rapidly into a full-service real estate firm that handles properties throughout the state. Mr. Daly oversees all components of a project’s development, from initial concept through financing, construction and tenant lease-up. He is also involved in oversight of property operations, as well as management of his firm’s 4,000 apartments on a day-to-day basis.

In addition to his role as President of Sheldrake, Mr. Daly is deeply committed to community service. He is a board member of a number of organizations, including the Episcopal Housing Corporation; the City of New Rochelle Police Foundation; Harbor Child Care Centers; the Rent Stabilization Association of New York; the New York State Association for Affordable Housing; and the Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon. He also serves as a trustee of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in the New York Diocese of the Episcopal Church.

“I think I speak for the entire community at NYCPM and FCNY–the boards, faculty, student body and administration –when I say that we are tremendously pleased to be able to count J Christopher Daly as one of our own,” said Alfred G. Gerosa, Chairman of the boards of trustees of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and Foot Clinics of New York. “Serving as a trustee for institutions such as ours is a natural fit for Chris. He is an experienced business leader who also has a strong sense of social responsibility and a deep-seated commitment to the community.”

“I am very proud that a man of J Christopher Daly’s caliber has agreed to join the boards of our two institutions,” said Louis L. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and Foot Clinics of New York. “I am certain we will quickly come to rely on his wisdom and experience. Chris brings invaluable real estate industry savvy to our boards, at a time when we have just announced our participation in a real estate development project on the College’s property that will secure our institutions’ financial future for years to come.”

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