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Concord Communities was founded to address the critical shortage of affordable housing that our nation is facing. We see this as a collective problem and we believe the solution is rooted in responsible and empathetic development and redevelopment. Our goal is to make cities better places to live and work. We do so by leveraging our resources and partnerships as well as tapping into financial commitments from banks and from local and state governments.
"Contributing to our communities has always been a core part of our company."
ROB LOWE, CO-CEO, LOWE
OUR PARENT COMPANY
Flexible & deep resources.
Concord is a subsidiary of Lowe, a private real estate company with 50 years of real estate investment, development, and management experience. With this backing, Concord draws from the broad and diverse experience of the entire Lowe team to identify neighborhoods, pursue acquisition opportunities, secure entitlements, manage construction, and leverage relationships.
Leaving a legacy.
Our team knows that solving the entrenched affordable housing crisis won't happen overnight. We are real estate and development experts with a deep understanding of markets across the country. But more importantly, we recognize the importance of partnerships. We work hard to seek input from local government and business leaders along with residents and immediate neighbors. All of our projects are thoughtfully designed with the intention of meeting the area's interests while enhancing the physical and cultural landscapes.
Executive Vice President
Mark oversees all of Lowe’s Eastern Region commercial activities, including acquisitions, development and management. Some noteworthy projects include The Hepburn, the Washington Hilton Restoration, and CityVista in Washington, DC, and the National Science Foundation Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Prior to joining Lowe, Mark was the Development Executive for Gallery Place in Washington, DC and managed many other major projects including development of the American Red Cross HQ. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, and is Chair of the DC Real Estate fundraising committee for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. Education: University of Virginia, BA
Rob shares overall leadership for the firm with his brother and Co-CEO, Mike Lowe. Rob focuses on operations both at the corporate level and across its real estate activities. Additionally, Rob and Mike co-chair the firm’s wholly owned hospitality affiliate, CoralTree Hospitality Group. He is a past Trustee and President of the Palisades Presbyterian Church, is currently on the Board of Managers at the Palisades-Malibu YMCA, and is an active member of Urban Land Institute. Rob was honored by the City of Hope with its 2019 Spirit of Life award. Education: Stanford University, AB; University of California, Los Angeles, MBA
Assistant Vice President
Kurubel is responsible for project management and development functions for Concord Communities, Lowe’s wholly-owned affordable housing subsidiary. Previously, Kurubel held senior project management roles within Washington REIT and Jones Lang LaSalle in the Washington DC market. Kurubel has over 20 years of retail and office commercial real estate experience. Education: UC Berkeley; B.A. Architecture; NYU, MS Real Estate Development
Brett co-leads Lowe’s endeavor into affordable housing through Concord Communities, focusing on sourcing, acquisition, entitlement and development. Prior to joining Lowe, Brett spent more than 15 years managing development projects for himself and third party clients. Additionally, he previously worked for a DC-based real estate developer and international general contractor based in Charlotte, NC. This diverse experience encompasses projects ranging from office, retail, multifamily to special projects including a US Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Education: Virginia Tech, BS; University of Nottingham, England, MBA
Senior Vice President
Ralph oversees the operations, community relations, and finance activities of Concord Communities, Lowe’s affordable housing subsidiary formed to direct the firm’s real estate expertise toward easing the U.S. affordable housing shortage. Concord operates 720-units in Baltimore and the District of Columbia and is active from Baltimore, Maryland to Charlotte, North Carolina. Ralph previously provided project team leadership for developments in the Washington, DC area including the 700,000-square-foot build-to-suit development of the National Science Foundation Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Ralph is active in the Metro DC Boys and Girls clubs contributing to fund raising efforts and facility improvement projects. Education: Indiana University, BS; Finance Certificate from Cornell University
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