Elected to the Board of Trustees in March of 2018, Mr. Daniels was appointed Deputy Mayor in April 2021 and continues in that role today. A lifelong Democrat, Mr. Daniels campaigned on a promise to bring economic empowerment, safety, accountability, and fiscal responsibility to New York State’s largest Incorporated Village.
During his past 5 years of service, Mr. Daniels has restructured multiple Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreements to increase Village tax receipts, preserved affordable housing units, passed legislation to increase income limits for Senior Citizen Tax Exemptions and collaborated with the Board of Trustees to restart downtown revitalization plans and apply and execute on over $20 million in NYS and Federal grants. Mr. Daniels also championed a foreclosure registry local law which raised over $1.2 million to remove blight and preserve neighborhoods within the Village of Hempstead.
Mr. Daniels has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting. Currently, Jeff Daniels is a Managing Director at Greystone Capital Advisors where he is part of a team of professionals responsible for arranging creative debt and equity solutions for institutional and private commercial property owners and developers, and provides strategic advisory services for institutions, investors, and borrowers. Jeff has spent a large part of his career working to provide, and maintain, affordable housing for thousands of households across the nation. During his 13-year tenure at AIG, Jeff invested, and asset managed more than $7 Billion of multifamily real estate, spanning over 38,000 units in more than 20 states.
Mr. Daniels received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Hampton University and an MBA in business management from Bloomsburg University. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Friends Academy (private primary and secondary school on long island), Former Trustee and Active Member of The Union Baptist Church, Board of Directors for the National Multifamily Housing Council, Chair of ULI’s Multifamily Product Council’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advisory board and a member of ULI’s Multifamily Green Product Council.
Mr. Daniels is the proud father of three children.