Elected officials, community leaders and others joined Camber Property Group for a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday at the Dr. Joan O. Dawson Plaza, a 136-unit affordable housing development in Central Harlem. Formerly known as Victory Plaza, the development at 11 W. 118th St. features 81 units set aside for low-income seniors and 55 homes for formerly homeless seniors.
The nine-story building was developed by Camber in partnership with Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc., the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development and the New York City Housing Development Corporation. Residents began moving into the development in February, though an official ribbon cutting was delayed due to the pandemic.
At the ceremony, the development team made a surprise announcement that the building had been renamed in honor of Dr. Joan O. Dawson, the former longtime chair of the board of directors at Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).