NAHC’s Board, staff, and members mourn the loss of Gregory J. Carlson, a staunch supporter of housing cooperatives, long-time NAHC Board Member, and a founder and leader of the Registered Cooperative Manager program. Greg passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
Greg’s background was in accounting and property management. He managed the large cooperative where he lived for many years, bringing in every possible innovation for energy conservation and efficiency of operation. As a conscientious property manager, he took many classes and held certifications as Advanced RAM (Registered in Apartment Management), HCCP (Housing Credit Certified Professional) NAHP-e (National Affordable Housing Professional), SHCM (Specialist in Housing Credit Management) and nyarm (new york accredited realty manager) He held office as president of the New York chapter of RAM, as well as National Chairman of the national RAM program. He was active in the New York Association of Realty Managers, serving for many years as its president.
When his cooperative joined the Federation of New York Housing cooperatives in the 1980s, Greg participated actively and soon rose to a leadership position. Charlie Rappaport, then president of the Federation, introduced Greg to NAHC where he was soon playing a leadership role and sharing his management expertise to help in the founding of the RCM program.
With CNYC, Greg helped found the Action Committee for Reasonable Real Estate Taxes in 1990 to work for fairness in New York City’s convoluted property tax system, continuing in a leadership role to the end of his days.
Greg was president of the board of NAHC from 2014-2018, Board Chair from 2019-2023, Chair of the Registered Cooperative Manager (RCM) Program from 2009-2017, and RCM Chair Emeritus from 2019-2023.
Greg’s presence, joy, and friendship will be sorely missed by all who knew him. We invite you to comment on this post with your feelings and memories about our dear friend.
If you would like to honor Greg’s memory, please please consider giving a monetary gift to NAHC below.