We had the good fortune of connecting with Randall Powell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Randall, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
We wanted an opportunity to create an organization to support our vision of creating housing affordable for everyone. It was our intention to build a business that could be a part of our legacy and provide opportunities for our family, friends as well as be of benefit to our community.
What should our readers know about your business?
Infinite Horizons was created by my brother Roland and I with the mission to stop the disinvestment that was taking place in communities of color like our neighborhood of Southeast Jamaica Queens. What makes us unique is we grew up in a community that has benefited from the work of affordable housing, and we are products of this environment. One of our many roles as owners of an affordable housing development company is that we can have a direct impact on the housing that is being developed in neighborhoods across the city. This gives us an opportunity to have a seat at the table during the decision-making process as we move a project from conception to reality. We do this by giving our voice and input on how affordable housing needs so it can have the best impact on the community based on our experience and perspective.
Entrepreneurship has its fair share of challenges and we arrived at this point by being resilient and thoughtful in our approach to creating our business. We are constantly networking and developing our selves professional to be prepared and positioned for new opportunities. We learned how to take strategic risk, Joint Venture on new opportunities, build long lasting relationships, understand economics and finance as it relates to our business model and industry. We consider ourselves industrious, resilient, resourceful, and dynamic entrepreneurs. We believe in the positive social and economic impact that affordable housing has on communities of color. One of the pillars of our mission is to create housing for the 21st century through a holistic and sustainable method, taking into consideration the community and its many stakeholders.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Depending on the time of year if it’s spring or summer we can go and see a basketball or baseball game. Then for lunch or dinner we can visit many of NYC’s amazing restaurants, bars or lounges, one in each borough. Then take in a Broadway show and or check out a comedy club.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Our family and friends, colleagues in the private sector and government, elected officials, non-profit partners.
Linkedin: Randall Powell
Facebook: Infinite Horizons 2007
My family and friends