Alfonso Costa Jr.
Executive Vice President, Falcone Group

Alfonso Costa Jr. serves as Executive Vice President of the Falcone Group, where he is responsible for leading the company’s workforce housing division and public-private partnership (P3) opportunities. Headquartered in South Florida, the Falcone Group is a real estate development & investment firm that has developed and acquired more than 20,000 multifamily apartments, 15 million square feet of commercial space, and 30,000 single-family homes throughout the country.

Mr. Costa previously served in the Federal Government as Deputy Chief of Staff & Opportunity Zones lead for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In this public service role, Mr. Costa was responsible for overseeing housing policy aimed at reducing regulatory barriers to affordable housing development, as well as the Opportunity Zones initiative. Mr. Costa held the title of Chairman’s delegate and HUD’s lead representative on the Federal Government's inter-agency White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, and for his efforts was ranked #10 in the Opportunity Zone Magazine’s “Top 25 OZ Influencers of 2020” list.

A former 5th-grade teacher as a Teach for America (TFA) corps member, Mr. Costa is now an active social advocate through philanthropic & academic volunteer work on both the national and local levels. Nationally, he serves as an Ambassador for the Fitwel® Certification System, Public Sector Fellow of the Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board, Housing Advisory Council Member of the Bipartisan Policy Center, Full Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and Emerging Leaders Council Member & basketball alumnus of New Heights Youth (New York City).

Mr. Costa earned his law degree (JD) from Harvard University, master's degree (MSc) from the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), and bachelor's degree (BA) from Yale University.