Our company’s history began five decades ago when our founder, Jeffrey Levine, found his calling working in construction during the summer. Jeffrey cultivated the expertise behind our development, construction, and management companies during his college years, studying architecture at night and transforming neighborhoods site by site during the day.
The Douglaston Companies started with the founding of Levine Builders in 1979 with just two people.
Standing by our core values of integrity and ethics for the past four decades, the firm has grown to 200 employees.
By providing general contracting and construction management services, Levine Builders has built, renovated and rehabilitated thousands of residential units and millions of square feet of commercial, hotel, office buildings, retail centers, religious, educational, and healthcare facilities. With the later establishment of Douglaston Development as the driving engine of the organization, the two companies worked in unison to leverage each other’s expertise to develop and build most complex projects while also growing and thriving in challenging markets.
In 2002, Clinton Management was founded to manage the expanding portfolio of developments created by Douglaston Development and constructed by Levine Builders. Clinton Management oversees a broad portfolio of moderate income housing, luxury apartments, commercial, and retail properties. Each affiliate company works together to cohesively acquire property, develop it to its full potential, and manage it efficiently, assuring that each investment achieves and maintains maximum value and profitability while strengthening the community in which the assets are located.
Douglaston Development’s passion for transforming communities has created a long track record of building some of New York City’s most exciting housing projects. Douglaston Development is committed to Jeffrey’s original vision: to revitalize and grow neighborhoods one building, one block, or one community at a time.