Locally Renown and with National Reach

Established, but always evolving. Proven, but always innovating. Unafraid to explore uncharted territory — to reset standards, break new ground or pioneer industry firsts. This tireless energy and entrepreneurial spirit is what drives The Engel Burman Group, and has for over 50 years. Building on a solid foundation that includes some of the area’s most known and respected development brands — notably, The Bristal Assisted Living — The Engel Burman Group continues to extend its reach, expanding even further on a national scale.

Whether it’s developing, building and managing next-generation housing for first-time homebuyers, creating exceptional yet affordable living solutions for independent active adults, or trailblazing ongoing innovation in senior care and senior living, The Engel Burman Group continues to anticipate, adapt and advance — challenging, rethinking and redefining what’s possible.

Insight and Imagination

The management team at The Engel Burman Group is comprised of highly seasoned and multi-faceted real estate professionals who bring with them decades of depth and experience from various market sectors. The organization is also fueled by a vision and passion from its next generation of leaders. This potent combination proves a formidable formula, where insight and imagination work hand-in-hand to keep The Engel Burman Group at the leading edge of real estate development and management.

Where History Meets Legacy

The history of The Engel Burman Group is as rich and unique as its business. Years before forming their partnership, the principals of The Engel Burman Group first met while competing for the same property. They connected and perceived something special in one another. It led them to wonder: Why not team up instead of competing? It turned out to be a marvelous decision, one that foreshadowed the kind of bold and open-minded thinking that today typifies The Engel Burman Group.

As a privately owned business with origins proudly rooted on Long Island, The Engel Burman Group owns, develops and manages prime properties up and down the Eastern Seaboard — and continues to expand throughout the country. The advantage of working with The Engel Burman Group is its ability to carry projects from concept to fruition — to get them zoned, approved, entitled, planned, constructed, and managed. In the process, outstanding living and working opportunities are created in the neighborhoods their residents and tenants call home. This is what makes their work so vital; the building of a legacy.

Our Industry Firsts

The company’s commitment to forward-thinking property development as well as the resetting of established norms has inspired many industry firsts over the years. These are the kinds of unique accomplishments The Engel Burman Group is known to achieve, both regionally and nationally, such as:

  • Making history on Long Island as the builder/developer of Long Island’s largest ever modular housing community, The Meadows at East Meadow.
  • Achieving the largest land variance ever granted in the Town of Hempstead – resulting in the creation of a large-scale Continuing Care Retirement Campus; The Bel Aire Senior Condominium, The Bristal Assisted Living at East Meadow and the Fulton Commons Nursing Home.
  • Being the first developers to use Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Tax-Exempt Bonds for the development of an assisted living community – a successful collaboration that has resulted in nearly a billion dollars in cumulative real estate development.
  • Attaining some of the largest residential subdivisions and zoning changes ever granted in:
    • Town of Southampton
    • Town of Brookhaven
    • Town if Islip
  • Undertaking the purchase and privatization of one of the largest land parcels and industrial portfolios on Long Island, The Calverton Industrial Park (EPCAL), formerly owned by the US Navy and operated by Grumman Aerospace.
  • Leading the industry as the first developers in the United States to build next-generation housing under a designated zoning code in collaboration with a municipality, the "Town of Oyster Bay Starter Housing Residence District.”
  • Pioneering a new movement in addiction research and care, The Engel Burman Group, in partnership with the Northwell Health System, has conceived the first ever Drug and Alcohol Research and Treatment Center on one singular, state-of-the-art campus.
  • Partnering with the world-renowned Feinstein Institute to create the first ever dementia research center located within an assisted living community with a common goal to change treatment protocol, through research and discovery, in an effort to delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Substantiating our proven leadership in the senior housing industry as owner/operator of one of the very first and largest licensed, high-end, private-pay assisted living communities in Manhattan.

The Engel Burman Group Officers

Christopher J. Amorosana: VP Development & Construction

Chris Amorosana brings extensive experience in Construction and Development with firms including Tishman Speyer Properties, First Winthrop Properties, Pavarini-McGovern as well as Project Finance with Credit Lyonnais to The Engel Bruman Group team. His primary responsibilities include budgeting for projects during Due Diligence and Development phases, programming information for prospective development sites, coordinating professional services, scheduling and fulfilling development and pre-construction submissions, establishing and managing construction and development budgets, and implementing The Engel Burman Group’s construction cost accounting system.

Contributing Author: Structuring Real Estate Joint Ventures, by Robert Bell, Esq. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, Fall 1991.
Colgate University: BA - New York University: MS Real Estate Development and Investment

Andrew M. Levy: Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Levy is responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial activities of the company. Andrew has extensive experience in banking, working previously for European American Bank and People’s United Bank. Utilizing that expertise, Andrew works closely with the Principals in securing financing for the acquisition and construction of the company’s residential and commercial real estate projects. Additionally, he manages all of the cash needs of the company in respect to acquisitions and predevelopment activities.

Hofstra University: MBA in Accounting - Member of the American Institute of CPAs.