Noel Khalil, Co Founder and Partner

Noel Khalil founded what is now the Columbia brand in 1991, and today oversees the company in its mission in his role as Chairman and CEO of the Columbia group of companies.  He is responsible for the company’s strategic planning as well as the formation of alliances with local communities, non-profit CDCs, financial institutions, governmental entities, and public housing authorities.  He guards the company culture.

During his extensive career in the industry, Noel has been responsible for the award-winning development of more than 12,000 multifamily and single-family housing units throughout the United States.  He serves on numerous civic boards and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of Rochester and a Juris Doctor from Florida State University.

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