Harmony Housing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Our Vision

Harmony Housing strives to positively impact people’s lives.

Our Mission

Harmony Housing is dedicated to its vision by offering safe, clean and comfortable affordable rental housing to families and individuals
throughout the United States. By creating vibrant communities, Harmony Housing strives to transform neighborhoods and help people
reach their full potential.

Our Efforts

Harmony Housing acquires properties throughout the United States and ensures those communities provide safe, clean and affordable
rental homes. We work with local property management companies experienced in servicing the housing needs of lower and moderate
income families in their particular markets.

Our Values

  • Respect – We treat everyone with consideration, respect and dignity.
  • Commitment – We are committed to our mission to provide safe, clean and affordable housing.
  • Compassion - We care for our residents and strive to positively impact their lives.
  • Excellence – We are never satisfied with the job that we are doing, we strive to always
    enhance how we impact our residents’ lives.

Our Board of Directors

Stephen Rosenberg,
Vice President and Secretary, Board Member

Stephen Rosenberg is President and CEO of Greystone & CO. and affiliates. He founded Greystone in 1988 as an independent investment-banking firm and has since developed it into a mature investment firm with a national reputation with expertise in a range of loan products, servicing, trading, securitization and transaction structuring.

As CEO, Mr. Rosenberg is responsible for the coordination and management of corporate matters. Prior to founding Greystone, Mr. Rosenberg was a National Director with Dean Witter Reynolds. He holds a D.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry and an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School.

Lisa Lifshitz,
Vice President and Assistant Secretary, Board Member

Lisa Lifshitz began her charitable career at a young age. Her parents, Murray and Sydell Rosenberg, were well-respected lay leaders of their local community in Miami Beach, Florida. They took it upon themselves to identify their neighborhood’s poor, elderly, and infirm and to do what they could to alleviate their suffering. So Lisa learned the value and fulfilment of charitable service at a young age; during her early childhood and into her late teens, Lisa recalls making the rounds through her neighborhood, delivering food packages to the needy year-round and especially before the major holidays.

During high school, Lisa volunteered at Mt. Sinai Hospital of Miami Beach, delivering food to critical patients, visiting their bedside, feeding and speaking to each one individually. As a young adult, Lisa continued her volunteer activities at Gan Ezra, a school for severely challenged youth with either mental or physical difficulties. Lisa spent time with dozens of children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other ailments, playing, feeding, and dressing those in need.

After marriage and raising a family, Lisa returned to charitable work full time. In 1990, she became Director of the Murray and Sydell Rosenberg Foundation, named for her parents. The Foundation carries on the legacy of Murray and Sydell by focusing on grassroots humanitarian aid, seeking out those who are falling through the cracks, providing assistance to the needy lacking food, medical care, and other basic needs. The Foundation also invests in community projects and education. In 2014, Lisa will complete her 24th year as the foundation’s director.

Joseph E. Thomas III, CPA,
Board Member

Founder and president of TechCare Corp., which is a provider of information technology services to healthcare facilities, particularly nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In addition, TechCare Corp. provides financial reporting services to healthcare facilities as well as consulting services for various insurance related issues.

Prior to founding TechCare Corp., Joey spent seven years with the accounting firm of HLB Gross Collins, PC located in Atlanta, Georgia. His last position held was that of an accounting and auditing manager where he provided accounting, tax and consulting services including investment management services to clientele of various industries including without limitation investment banking, construction, healthcare and insurance. Joey holds a BBA in Accounting from Georgia State University.

Ken Rogozinski,
Board Member

Ken has over 25 years of experience in the municipal bond and structured finance industries and is currently the CEO of Dreadnought Capital Management. Prior to co-founding DCMC, Ken was co-head of JPMorgan’s municipal Structured Products Group where, among other responsibilities, he was charged with identifying and purchasing municipal bonds on a direct private placement basis for JPMorgan’s municipal proprietary investment desk.

Prior to joining JPMorgan, Ken was an active investor in municipal bonds for Greystone. Prior to Greystone, for eight years Ken structured and executed tax-exempt bond transactions to finance single family, multifamily and other real estate related projects or mortgage loans. Ken began his finance career by rating both taxable and tax-exempt mortgage backed securities at S&P.

Ken has a BS in Finance from Fordham University and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Terence Schwartz,
Board Member

Terence Schwartz joined the New York Housing Authority in 1990 as an attorney and held different roles for the organization. Previously he acted as the Assistant Chief of the Tenant Administrative Hearings Division and currently he is their Chief of the Employee Disciplinary Division.

In 2001 while volunteering, Terence created the security program for a nonprofit (synagogue) and oversaw it until 2014. Terence holds a B.A. from New York University and a J.D from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Studies: New York University B.A. ; Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law J.D.

Our Management Team *

Bob Barolak,

Bob leads Harmony Housing’s property acquisition and asset management teams. He has over 35 years of experience in affordable multifamily housing operations and finance.

His career began as a tax-exempt finance attorney with Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll where he worked primarily on innovative transactions for affordable multifamily properties. He joined Greystone in 1989, and has since served as one of the firm’s key executives. While at Greystone, he supervised the firm's nationwide housing business on both the debt and equity sides. Today, his activities focus predominantly on the firm’s multifamily property acquisition and management efforts as well as its affordable housing preservation activities.

Bob has a B.A. from Dickinson College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Bill Guessford,
Managing Director

Bill oversees the acquisitions team that is responsible for growing Harmony Housing’s affordable housing portfolio.

Prior to Harmony Housing, Bill served as Senior Vice President for Greystone where he oversaw all REO properties, and participated in the analysis and purchase of new assets. His group was responsible for Fannie Mae property inspections and interventions in troubled assets.

Bill is a certified property manager from the Institute of Real Estate Management and holds the CAM, CAMII, and CAMT designations through the National Apartment Association, as well as the National Assisted Housing Professional designation through the National Assisted Housing Management Association.

Marcus Guthery,
Vice President - Acquisitions

Marcus is responsible for identifying and evaluating potential acquisition opportunities for Harmony Housing’s growing affordable housing portfolio. Marcus is also responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with market participants, performing market research, and the initial underwriting of potential opportunities.

Marcus brings more than 15 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Prior to working with Harmony Housing, Marcus served as Director of Loss Mitigation for Greystone where he successfully led a team of Senior Asset Managers that managed a portfolio of underperforming multifamily loans. This included negotiating loan modifications, reinstatements, loan foreclosures, bankruptcy resolution, asset recovery, and acquisition/disposition of multifamily properties.

A graduate of the University of Missouri, Marcus earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate and graduated magna cum laude.

Tacuma Robinson,
Vice President - Operations

Tacuma’s primary role is in the origination, acquisition and financial modeling of affordable housing properties for Harmony Housing.

He has over 15 years of experience working in single and multifamily real estate. Tacuma’s previous experience includes underwriting and acquisitions for Greystone. He also has served a role in asset management and real estate dispositions for NDP Properties, Inc.

Tacuma holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.

* The Management Team is employed by Harmony Housing Advisors, Inc., a for-profit organization.