Commission Bio: Orlando Marín

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Mr. Orlando Marín is currently employed with the Bluestone Organization, a private developer of affordable and market rate housing, located in Fresh Meadows New York. Mr. Marín has worked in the housing arena for the last twenty years where he has garnished a stellar reputation. Mr. Marín has also worked for such prestigious Organizations as the Empire State Development Corporation, the NYC Housing Partnership, Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association and was the Special Assistant to the City Engineer of Phoenix, Arizona.

Active in his community since his teens, Mr. Marín has played an instrumental role in the redevelopment of his immediate community. Today Mr. Marín continues to assist with the myriad of issues facing his Community as a member and Chairman of Bronx Community Board #2. Mr. Marín, an Architect with a background in Real Estate and Public Administration, won the American Institute of Architect’s Creative Design award for the development of the “Prototypical School” while employed with the nationally acclaimed office of Perkins & Will. While on Bronx Community Board #3, Bronx, Mr. Marín was instrumental in the creation of the Board’s 197A Comprehensive Plan entitled “Partnership for the Future”, which gained full support and accolades from the Bronx Borough President’s office.

As a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a graduate of New York University’s Continuing Education Program earning a Diploma in Real Estate with a concentration in Investment analysis, Mr. Marín adds to his credential the participation and successful completion of the National Urban Rural Fellows Program administered in tandem with Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Mr. Marín has been guided and influenced by a wonderful family and cadre of friends and mentors who have contributed to the development of his values, integrity, positive self-image and who support his endeavors in the Affordable Housing Arena. Mr. Marin currently resides in the Longwood section of the Bronx.