Bio: At present, Alvin is primarily engaged as a home improvements contractor for the past 6 years. His company Elfin Friend, LLC is licensed in New York City, Westchester County and Connecticut. During this time-period, he completed well over 3,000 projects while amassing over 1,000 5-star client reviews. On a personal note, after leaving Wall Street in 2015 he discovered that he was surprisingly good at being handy, and that he truly enjoys meeting and taking care of people. He is also the Managing Principal of Congress Investor Group, LLC. Congress works with investors to acquire 1-4 family homes, multifamily rental buildings and hotels to achieve personal and generational wealth. The company also pursues other asset classes and development projects on an opportunistic basis. Alvin has an aggregate of 25 years experience in many aspects of Real Estate in most asset classes which includes development, deal and markets analysis, deal acquisition, property management, construction management, distressed residential notes management / settlements / sales, rentals brokerage, office leasing, fund development and home improvements / maintenance / repairs. Early in his career Alvin worked with prominent firms as a Real Estate professional. He has in the past decade founded his own Real Estate-centric companies ranging from home improvements contracting and painting, indoor hydroponics farming, residential and office brokerage and furnished apartment rentals. He is a licensed New York State Real Estate broker in good standing. He received his B.S. in Political Science from Vassar College and continues his Real Estate and business education through distinguished professional organizations like New York University, the Urban Land Institute and from many other various leaders within their respective fields in Real Estate and finance. Most recently in 2020, he completed certification courses in Sustainable Treehouse Design and Construction and Residential Design and Construction through the highly esteemed Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont. Since emigrating from the Philippines in 1984, Alvin has lived in the New York Tri-State area. He is a husband and a father to two young boys. His interests include cleaning the Earth’s oceans of garbage/plastics, inventions and patents, indoor food production, food security and entrepreneurship. He loves playing team basketball to keep fit and stay healthy.
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