Board of Directors

Meet Our Team

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    Paul Evans

    — President & Founder

    Paul Evans has set out to change the conditions towards encouraging development in the City. Paul comes from a background in Music Entertainment, owning a highly reputable multi-operator DJ company here in Chester County. In 2007 he set about a goal to renovate many historic properties on the Coatesville West End and rent them out to gainfully employed families. Adhering to very high standards of renovation Paul’s eye for design delivered properties that blended the best in turn of the century traditional style with the latest in contemporary design. Paul has started revitalization with his Real Estate Renovations and Property Management company, Hope Avenue Realty LLC. Paul brings these high standards in design and management to the leadership position in the Association. Paul sees no reason why the right changes can’t tip the outcome towards a more prosperous Coatesville.

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    Joseph Leofsky

    — Director & Founder – Secretary

    Joe is the founder and owner of Compass Property management and is entrusted by many clients across thirty townships. Joe Leofsky is passionate about an Organization that can initiate change in Coatesville. Joe believes there is much to do to change the view point towards one that says that the City is open for the business of development. Joe has been one of our most vocal proponents for making procedures more consistent while reducing the cost of doing business in the city. Joe is President of the Lanchester Real Estate Association for furthering education in all things real estate.

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    Paul Dodson

    — Director & Founder – Vice President

    Paul Dodson is a serial entrepreneur, from Trash hauling, to Bar owning to being a significant units Landlord and property manager. Paul is a Real Estate Agent and Plumber. Paul brings a diverse knowledge base; he is a consistent and quite persistent speaker at Council meetings who has been very effective in educating the City government and a tenacious negotiator. Paul is a common sense Landlord who can be relied upon to do his part for the Association and the greater good of Coatesville.

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    Mohammad Haghkar

    — Director & Treasurer

    Mohammad is a results driven management consultant with a background in enterprise project and portfolio management, governance processes implementation and business process improvement for Fortune 500 companies. For over 10 years he has helped these organizations improve their ROI by providing enhanced transparency and accountability into their projects through data driven analytics and reporting that enable proactive and objective decision making.

    Mohammad also owns and manages a real estate investment company that has acquired, renovated and rented properties in Chester County for 15 years, including several units in Coatesville. One of his most recent projects includes fully renovating a 12 unit apartment building in the city. Mohammad takes pride in finding opportunities in “problem” properties that nobody else wants to own, and then investing in them and turning them around into luxurious units that his tenants are proud to call their home.

    With most of his recent projects in Coatesville, Mohammad has a big stake in the future of the City, and therefore he wants to bring his experiences in improving the bottom line of both fortune 500 companies and real estate properties, to influence positive change, that will result in higher property values, through the CHA. Since he is very analytical and data driven, he has taken the responsibility of Treasurer of the CHA to ensure that the organization’s budget and expenses are under control.

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