President & CEO
Nick Lettire has led Lettire Construction Corp. for more than four decades, establishing an unsurpassed reputation for building the highest quality affordable and supportive housing in the tri-state area. Working in partnership with countless nonprofit organizations and municipalities, few developers can claim such an authentic commitment to building premium and sustainable housing for low-income people, serving those who are disconnected from opportunity. By collaborating with community coalitions, government agencies, and development partners, Nick has dramatically increased the supply of exceptional multifamily housing throughout the region.
Nick is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lettire Construction Corp., which he co-founded with his brother Gerard Lettire in 1979. He is also co-founder and President of Urban Builder’s Collaborative, the company’s development arm. Nick spearheads new construction and development opportunities and partnerships for both companies. Recent projects under his leadership include residential and mixed-use developments with construction budgets over $250 million.
Nick remains actively involved in the East Harlem community where Lettire Construction has been based since it was established. Nick got his start in the construction industry working on interiors and rehab projects. The company then expanded its work to include complex, ground-up, sustainable, affordable, and special needs housing, along with mixed-use properties in the New York tri-state region.
Nick’s commitment and dedication to improving communities in-need with access to jobs, housing, education, and many other essential services, has been steadfast for more than 40 years. Nick has received numerous recognitions for his contributions, most recently as the building Partner of the Year from Homeless Services United.
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation is proud to partner with Lettire Construction on the development of Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation’s Chestnut Commons. In the words of executive director Michelle Neubauer, Lettire Construction was the obvious partner choice. “No other developer was willing to share authority, work within the financial structure, and commit to the generous mix of affordable housing and critical community space. Lettire is in a class of its own.”