Founding Partner, Chairman and CEO
In memory of our mentor, colleague, and friend…
Noel Khalil, 1950–2021
As Founder and Principal of Columbia Residential, LLC, Noel Khalil directs the company in its mission to provide quality affordable housing in major metropolitan communities.
He formed the company in 1991 as the Affordable Housing Partnership, Inc., and concentrated on real estate development consulting. By 1995, he expanded the scope of the organization to include full-service real estate development and management, changing its name to Columbia Residential. Today, Noel is responsible for the company’s strategic planning and development operations, as well as the formation of alliances with local communities, non-profit CDCs, financial institutions, governmental entities, and public housing authorities.