In The Big Leagues - Affordable Housing Finance

"Vaughn, 46, is part of a trio leading Manhattan-based Omni. His partners are attorney Eugene Schneur and Rob Bennett, who has 25 years of affordable housing experience. Specializing in acquiring and rehabilitating neglected properties, the company has grown to become a major player in affordable housing. Going into its 10th year, it’s one of the industry’s largest owners, with about 7,800 units. Omni’s 34 properties are in New York City, upstate New York, Boston, and one in Wyoming."

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40-Year Anniversary for Harlem River Park Towers - BronxTimes

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"It is a milestone year for the tallest buildings in the Bronx. It was 40 years ago this year that construction on the Harlem River Park Towers, located at 10, 20, 30 and 40 Richman Plaza, was completed. Four decades later, the two Bronx skyscrapers are still standing tall. The Harlem River Park Towers complex, which consists of two 44-story buildings, was completed in 1975."

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Mo Heart, Less Hype - Real Estate New York

"Founded in 2004 by former Mets and Red Sox slugger Maurice “Mo” Vaughn and his attorney, Eugene Schneur, Omni New York has quickly made an impact in the arena of affordable housing. The company’s strategy? Purchase properties with some of the worst reputations in New York City, generously upgrade units and amenities, and still keep the projects 100% affordable, while providing a valuable service to long-suffering residents."

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Omni Breaks Ground on $68M Affordable Bronx Community - Multi-Housing News


"Omni New York broke ground on Morris II Apartments, an affordable housing community being constructed in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx. The $67.7 million developement was financed under the New York City Housing Development Corp. (HDC) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Developement's (HPD) Extremely Low and Low-Income Affordability Program (ELLA) and Our Space Initiative."

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City Taps Developer to Transform NYPD Garage in Jamaica into Large Affordable Housing Project - Crains New York


"The city selected a developer to turn a former NYPD parking garage in Jamaica, Queens, into a large, mixed use complez with more than 350 affordable apartments, officials announced Thursday. The building, which will be developed by Omni New York, is a key component of the de Blasio administration's 2015 economic development initiative called the Jamaica NOW Action Plan, which aims to spur job growth and retail development in the neighborhood."

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40 Under 40 Class of 2010 / Eugene Schneur - Crains New York


"When Eugene Schneur emigrated from the former Soviet Union at age 7, he moved into an affordable-housing complex in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, where Section 8 vouchers helped his family handle the rent. He couldn't have known then that he was doing career research. But the co-founder of Omni New York now makes a living buying and rehabilitating affordable-housing units in the tri-state area—a majority of which are Section 8 buildings."

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Meet landlord Eugene Schneur, co-founder of Omni New York and partner of former major leaguer Mo Vaughn - The Real Deal New York

"We’re in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, as well as Westchester County, Nassau County, Ithaca, Massachusetts — and we have one property in Wyoming. But about 50 percent of the portfolio is in the Bronx."

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Mo Better Buildings - Sports Illustrated


"As Mo Vaughn zips along the Deegan Expressway in his black Range Rover, he sneaks a peek at Yankee Stadium. "I did some great things there," says the three-time Red Sox All-Stair and 1995 AL MVP, who was forced to retire in 2003 due to chronic knee pain. "Though my career didn't end the way I wanted, seeing it reminds me that I'm still able to do great things in other ways."

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Power Player - The New York Times


There are times when Maurice Vaughn, the former major league baseball player universally called Mo, is treated like a businessman — usually when he is deep in talks to buy ratty apartment buildings and make them habitable again. Then there are times when he is treated like catnip — usually by women, like the ones who spotted him strolling through the cleaned-up courtyard of one such apartment complex in Brownsville, Brooklyn, called the Plaza, that Mr. Vaughn and his partners bought in 2007."

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Mo Vaughn’s Omni New York is Betting on the Bronx - Commercial Observer


"He may have once been known to swing for the fences and run the bases as a Major League Baseball player, but nowadays Maurice “Mo” Vaughn swings past his properties to check on the projects developed by his 500-employee real estate company. Mr. Vaughn’s firm, Omni New York, has nearly 12,000 housing units in various states around the country, about half of which are in New York City. And of the properties in New York, more than 4,250 units are in the Bronx."

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