Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Reme Award Spotlight / Corporate & Social Responsibility: Corporate and Social Resposibility Conifer Realty, Llc, Amo Rochester, N.Y

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Reme Award Spotlight / Corporate & Social Responsibility: Corporate and Social Resposibility Conifer Realty, Llc, Amo Rochester, N.Y

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"HOSPITALITY TO ALL"

CONIFER REALTY, AMO, was awarded the 2017 REME Award for Corporate and Social Responsibility by IREM for leading the development, fundraising and construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art, 82-bed homeless shelter, the House of Mercy in Rochester, N.Y. Not only did Conifer raise nearly $6 million in funding for the new shelter, the company also provided its time and talent toward more than tripling the size of the previous shelter location.

This initiative all started when Timothy Fournier, Conifer's chairman and CEO, read a news article about Sister Grace Miller and the House of Mercy (HOM), a low-barrier homeless shelter in Rochester. In that moment, he knew that Conifer should come to the aid of those most in need of housing.

The HOM was founded in 1985 and is open to all in need of shelter, food, clothing and case management. Until Conifer's involvement, the HOM offered 19 beds with a need that far exceeded its capacity. In 2016, the HOM began its journey to expand its operations into a new location since the facilities were relatively far from the city center and in significant disrepair. …

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