SLATE PROPERTY ARTS AND CULTURE ENDOWMENT (SPACE) is a 501(c)3 organization created to help preserve the cultural diversity that has fueled Brooklyn development. We support arts and culture in selected North Brooklyn communities and award funding to applicants proposing projects in visual arts (film, video and photography), performance arts, and cultural events. The endowment will accept proposals from all qualified applicants, and encourages individuals of color and individuals and organizations with ties to immigrant and under-represented groups to apply.

 
david schwartz board of directors, co-founder slate property group David Schwartz serves as Principal at Slate Property Group. In this role, David manages the development and construction of projects and shares responsibility for all acquisitions as well as investment decisions. David leads ground-up development projects with an emphasis on multifamily and mixed-use properties in Brooklyn’s emerging neighborhoods. He oversees all aspects of the development process, from the acquisition, design and construction to the marketing and sale of a property. Prior to co-founding Slate Property Group, David co-founded two development firms that focused on residential and mixed-use development in New York City with a strong focus on Brooklyn. Collectively his development projects are valued at approximately $1 billion representing over 900 residential units. Earlier in his career, David worked at Crescent Heights where he was involved in the development of over 3,000 apartment and hotel units throughout the United States. David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Syracuse University.

david schwartz

board of directors, co-founder slate property group

David Schwartz serves as Principal at Slate Property Group. In this role, David manages the development and construction of projects and shares responsibility for all acquisitions as well as investment decisions. David leads ground-up development projects with an emphasis on multifamily and mixed-use properties in Brooklyn’s emerging neighborhoods. He oversees all aspects of the development process, from the acquisition, design and construction to the marketing and sale of a property. Prior to co-founding Slate Property Group, David co-founded two development firms that focused on residential and mixed-use development in New York City with a strong focus on Brooklyn. Collectively his development projects are valued at approximately $1 billion representing over 900 residential units. Earlier in his career, David worked at Crescent Heights where he was involved in the development of over 3,000 apartment and hotel units throughout the United States. David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Syracuse University.

martin nussbaum board of directors, Co-Founder Slate Property Martin Nussbaum serves as Principal at Slate Property Group. In this capacity, Martin oversees operations and is the strategic visionary behind the business platform and investment decisions. With a focus on multifamily and mixed use properties in Manhattan’s and Brooklyn’s emerging neighborhoods, Martin leads strategic repositioning, ground-up development and conversion projects. By developing thoughtfully designed properties, Martin strengthens the potential for appreciation and growth of all of Slate’s real estate assets in New York City.  Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York Albany.

martin nussbaum

board of directors, Co-Founder Slate Property

Martin Nussbaum serves as Principal at Slate Property Group. In this capacity, Martin oversees operations and is the strategic visionary behind the business platform and investment decisions. With a focus on multifamily and mixed use properties in Manhattan’s and Brooklyn’s emerging neighborhoods, Martin leads strategic repositioning, ground-up development and conversion projects. By developing thoughtfully designed properties, Martin strengthens the potential for appreciation and growth of all of Slate’s real estate assets in New York City.  Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York Albany.

kweighbaye kotee Executive Director, founder mccg & BFF Kweighbaye Kotee is the Founder and Director of two Brooklyn-based organizations—Media Culture and Communications Group (MCCG) and Bushwick Film Festival (BFF). MCCG works in tandem with companies and rapidly changing neighborhoods to support artistic and cultural sustainability. Now in its tenth year, BFF is hailed as one of Brooklyn’s most celebrated events and recognized for its contribution to the borough’s artistic and economic growth. Passionate about community and arts, Kotee is a Bushwick Community Board member serving on the Arts & Culture Committee and the Housing & Land Use Committee. Born in Liberia, she and her family immigrated to the U.S. at the brink of the Liberian Civil War. She attended public school in Newark, NJ, was awarded a scholarship to attend Blair Academy for high school, and moved on to receive her B.S in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University.

kweighbaye kotee

Executive Director, founder mccg & BFF

Kweighbaye Kotee is the Founder and Director of two Brooklyn-based organizations—Media Culture and Communications Group (MCCG) and Bushwick Film Festival (BFF). MCCG works in tandem with companies and rapidly changing neighborhoods to support artistic and cultural sustainability. Now in its tenth year, BFF is hailed as one of Brooklyn’s most celebrated events and recognized for its contribution to the borough’s artistic and economic growth. Passionate about community and arts, Kotee is a Bushwick Community Board member serving on the Arts & Culture Committee and the Housing & Land Use Committee. Born in Liberia, she and her family immigrated to the U.S. at the brink of the Liberian Civil War. She attended public school in Newark, NJ, was awarded a scholarship to attend Blair Academy for high school, and moved on to receive her B.S in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University.