Karim Hutson

NYTS Board Member since 2019

Educational Background

  • B.A. – Economics and Philosophy, Amherst College
  • M.B.A – Harvard Business School
  • M.T.S – Harvard Divinity School

Religious Affiliation

  • Baptist 

Real Estate Developer

Genesis Companies

New York, NY

Karim founded Genesis in 2004 and under his stewardship Genesis Companies has grown rapidly and developed a reputation for building high quality projects that enhance urban centers while remaining accessible to the residents of these communities.  This commitment to responsible and environmentally conscious development has allowed Genesis to grow as an effective and reliable, community friendly, for-profit real estate development firm.  

Karim’s dedication to community development extends to his personal life as well.  A resident of Harlem, he is actively involved in a multitude of community and charitable organizations. Karim is the Treasurer of the Trustee Board of First Corinthian Baptist Church, Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, Trustee of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance Board, Board Member of Citizens Housing Planning Council, Member of the Leadership Council for Habitat for Humanity NYC and a Member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing. He formerly served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity-NYC, Vice-Chairman of the Board of 651 Arts and a Member of the Board of the New Jersey School Development Authority.

Prior to founding Genesis, Karim was a Vice President at Full Spectrum of NY, Investment Banker with Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs in New York City and a Private Equity Investor with General Atlantic in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Karim is married to Luz Elenia Gandulla-Hutson and has two daughters.

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