About Us

 
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COMPANY BACKGROUND

At Artimus, we strive to build not merely with efficiency, but with purpose -- to construct more than walls and structures but, rather, to empower people and create communities as well.

For over 30 years, Artimus has worked to develop, revitalize, and strengthen New York City’s communities. In that time our mission has been one of neighborhood renewal, through the introduction of quality housing and desirable businesses. Our corporate office is located in Upper Manhattan where we have close ties, while maintaining several field offices throughout the city.

Artimus has constructed over five million square feet of mid-rise and high-rise projects that include residential, commercial, hospitality, retail, and mixed-use properties. We also have extensive experience in gut-rehabilitations, vacant-lot developments, historic buildings, and contextually integrative design. As one of New York’s most successful and driven real estate companies, Artimus consistently develops high-quality properties, delivered on time and within budget.

Our growth stems from positive, personal interaction with neighbors and community members. We foster these integral relationships by upholding our commitment to the communities in which we develop. By ensuring each project respects our neighbors’ quality of life before, during, and after construction, we have found these relationships to be a crucial part of our streamlined success. We have strong relationships with not-for-profit community groups, governmental institutions, M/WBE, and local subcontractors. In our focus areas we invest considerable energy improving civic and economic health, putting an emphasis on vital new business growth such as supermarkets, restaurants, banks, coffee shops, and dynamic retail. As a pioneer in opening Harlem north of 110th Street to commercial and residential opportunities, Artimus has succeeded in stimulating the local economy.

 
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COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Artimus partners with and supports a variety of charitable organizations, organizations, religious institutions, not-for-profits and neighborhood associations intent on bolstering the communities in which we work. We believe that communities are not simply built with bricks and mortar, and our work does not stop at the front door of the buildings we build. Our support of community institutions both large and small helps create and sustain livable neighborhoods.

 
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SELECT ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS

  • Urban Land Institute - Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award Nominee - 2018

  • Brick Industry Association - Brick in Architecture Gold Award – 2040 Frederick Douglass Blvd - 2017

  • Big Apple Brownfield Award Winner for Community Outreach- 147-36 94th Avenue- 2017

  • Big Apple Brownfield Award Winner for Economic Development – 2040 Frederick Douglass Blvd - 2016

  • Victorian Society New York 2016 Preservation Award- Corn Exchange Building - 2016

  • New York Housing Conference – Private Developer of the Year - 2015

  • Harlem Bespoke – Best Restoration for The Corn Exchange - 2015

  • Brick Industry Association - Brick in Architecture Gold Award - 2015

  • Big Apple Brownfield Award Winner for Green Building - Chelsea Park at 260 West 26th Street - 2015

  • Harlem Bespoke – Best Restoration for 272 Manhattan Avenue - 2014

  • The Real Deal – New York City’s Most Active Developers - 2014

  • Settlement Housing – For outstanding contributions to building affordable housing and strong neighborhoods in New York City- 2014

  • New Destiny Housing – In recognition of distinguished development, building, and management of affordable housing for New York City’s low- and middle-income families - 2012

  • Citizens Housing and Planning Council (CHPC) - Impact Award for Excellence in Planning for the revitalization of the Frederick Douglass Boulevard Corridor and the Harlem Community – 2011

  • Award for Dedication and Commitment to Affordable Housing in New York City presented as a NYC Council Proclamation by Inez Dickens at the Visual Arts & JazzFest Honor- Black History Month Reception Awards Ceremony – 2011

  • Founding Member of Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance - 2010

  • New York State Association for Affordable Housing for 301 West 118th Street -Award for Excellence as Project of the Year - 2009

  • Congregation of Morija SDA Church – Award for support and assistance in the church redevelopment and collaboration with the grand re-opening of the Church – 2009

  • New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) for 444 Manhattan Avenue and Brownstone Lane - Award for Excellence as Projects of the Year – 2006