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Gordon Bell

Gordon Bell leads Restoration’s weatherization and energy efficiency businesses, sustainability initiatives, economic development activities including the Gateway Business Improvement District, and various new business efforts including real estate development. Before joining the executive team in 2011, Mr. Bell enjoyed a fruitful Wall Street career and long-term commitments to several non-profits in healthcare and literacy. He remains active in both for-profit and non-profit activities including roles as Vice Chair of the New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency, and as a Director (former Chair and Treasurer) of the Ralph Lauren Cancer Center in NYC. Mr. Bell earned his AB and MBA degrees from Harvard, was a Rotary International Fellow at the University of Mexico, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Gordon contributes strategic analysis to the executive team and seeks opportunities for Restoration to pursue scale projects that generate business activity, increased wealth and prosperity for Central Brooklyn and beyond.


Articles, Investigations and Blogs

While the establishment of programs like Green Jobs Green New York has certainly helped scale up programs that use weatherization to attack a set of urban ills, there remains work to be done.