Affordable Housing

The Norstar development team consists of the following members, each identified by their role:



Norstar Development USA, LP

200 South Division Street

Buffalo, New York 14204

Telephone:  (518) 587-0270

Fax:  (518) 587-5460

Richard L. Higgins, President


and its joint venture partner,

Primerica Group One, Inc.

3629 Madaca Lane

Tampa, Florida 33618

Telephone:  (813) 933-0629

Fax:  (813) 935-3420

Richard L. Trzcinski, President


Norstar Development USA, L.P. is part of a full service development, construction, and management group of companies. The Norstar Group is a multi-faceted real estate company with 100 full-time employees in New York, Texas, Florida, and Ontario, Canada who are engaged in real estate development, property management, and construction.  Norstar has in-house planning, architectural, finance, construction, management, and government expertise.   The U.S. operations of Norstar, under the direction of Richard L. Higgins, President of Norstar, have focused primarily on partnerships with public housing authorities in the redevelopment and revitalization of public and mixed-income housing.  Through its relationships with housing authorities in New York (including Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls), Florida (including Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, Lake Wales, Venice, Pinellas County, and Fort Pierce), and Detroit, Michigan, Norstar has gained an understanding of the unique challenges faced by housing authorities.  Paula Rhodes serves as the project manager for Norstar’s Florida projects.


Primerica Group One, Inc., is Norstar’s joint venture development partner in the South.  Primerica is a full service real estate company organized and operating since 1988.  Specializing in the retail section, Primerica’s primary focus is on development and brokerage of credit-anchored retail shopping centers and free-standing, single-tenant properties for tenants such as Belk’s, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walgreens, CVS, 7-Eleven, Marshalls, Best Buy, Michaels, Books-a-Million, and Pier One Imports.  In addition, Primerica has experience developing multi-family residential units in conjunction with shopping center development such as its Collier Commons shopping center in Land O’ Lakes, Florida and its neighboring Lakes of Collier Commons multi-family residential development.  Primerica adds both depth and breadth to the team’s experience and expertise in Florida real estate transactions, site selection, development and construction activities.