Robust Business Throughout the U.S. Reflected in Standard Communities’ Office Expansion and Staff Growth

Scott Alter, (left) and Jeffrey Jaeger, (right) are Co-Founders and Co-Principals of Standard Communities.
Scott Alter, (left) and Jeffrey Jaeger, (right) are Co-Founders and Co-Principals of Standard Communities.

Standard Communities, a leading national affordable housing developer and investor, has expanded its principal offices and added staff reflecting robust business.

Standard is one of the 20 largest owners of affordable housing in the United States with nearly 19,000 residential units in its portfolio, an increase of more than 10,000 units since 2021. It has 119 properties across 16 states and Washington, D.C., almost doubling the number of properties under ownership since 2021.

The total capitalization of Standard’s portfolio is approximately $4.4 billion, up from $2 billion in 2021.

“We have applied productive strategies, with acquisitions and ground-up development, to extend our successful track record in a challenging environment,” said Scott Alter, Co-Founder and Principal of Standard Communities. “As a result, we have expanded our three principal offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., and opened new offices in Miami and Nashville,” said Mr. Alter. Standard’s staff has grown to approximately 90.

In Manhattan and Washington, D.C., Standard recently relocated and expanded its office spaces, more than doubling the size of previous offices in those cities. Its Los Angeles office was extensively renovated.

“Our investment in new and updated office spaces is really an investment in our people and the work they do. In-person collaboration provides significant value and is crucial in fostering effective teamwork and achieving our ambitious goals,” said Mr. Alter.

Standard’s growth includes:

  • Breaking ground on two multifamily properties: Aspen Wood in San Ramon, CA and The Line in Savannah, GA.
  • The largest acquisition in Standard’s history, 28 multifamily affordable properties with 3,151 units in two states.
  • Acquisition of Maunakea, the largest FHA deal and biggest Project-Based Section 8 transaction in Hawaii state history.
  • Establishing three distinct business lines: Acquisitions & Redevelopment, New Construction, and Essential Housing.

“Public-private partnerships are the most effective way to create, preserve, and improve affordable housing throughout the country. Standard is committed to collaborating with local and state agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector partners, as we help respond to calls for more affordable housing,” said Jeffrey Jaeger, Co-Founder and Principal of Standard Communities.

Headquartered in Los Angeles and New York, Standard Communities has a national portfolio of nearly 19,000 apartment units and has completed more than $4 billion of affordable and workforce housing developments, acquisitions and rehabilitation nationwide. One of the 20 largest owners of affordable housing in the country, Standard Communities is a Certified B Corporation. It strives to cultivate long-term public/private partnerships to produce and preserve high-quality, affordable, and environmentally sustainable housing.