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Honored for its innovation and creativity in positively impacting the affordable housing crisis in America, Corner Lot was named 2022 Developer of the Year this month by the American Institute of Investment Housing.

“Being recognized for our efforts to ensure home ownership remains attainable in the communities where we build is truly an honor,” said George Leone, Corner Lot COO. “Our teachers, first responders, and law enforcement personnel should be able to live and send their children to school in the same communities where they work and serve.”

Active in the single-family, multifamily, and urban housing markets, Corner Lot strives to incorporate attainable workforce housing elements within its developments where possible. The organization also works proactively with numerous governmental agencies, including the City of Jacksonville, St. Johns County, and the City of St. Augustine, to identify public/private partnership opportunities, improve legislation, and identify grant opportunities that address the affordable housing deficit.

Notable Corner Lot projects that incorporate attainable housing elements include Johnson Commons in Downtown Jacksonville, Flagler Crossing in the City of St. Augustine, and Kings Crossing in St. Johns County. In addition, Corner Lot’s single-family home builder division, Breeze Homes, constructs entry-level houses with the intent of making home ownership attainable and the buying process simple for first-time homebuyers. Corner Lot also partnered with DLP Capital to invest in and develop several projects that will include entry-level home ownership opportunities.

“Corner Lot delivers a gold standard for best practices in development, creating quality housing that is in tune with the needs of the local workforce,” said Don Wenner, President of American Institute of Investment Housing and CEO of DLP Capital. “When it comes to community and conscientious development, there are few finer examples than Corner Lot. The firm fully deserves recognition as the 2022 Developer of the Year.”

Corner Lot also has business lines that include commercial development, hospitality development, and historic preservation. In addition to being named 2022 Developer of the Year, Corner Lot was recognized as a Best Place to Work on the First Coast in August and Corner Lot CEO Andy Allen was named one of Jacksonville’s Top Entrepreneurs in March.


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