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Dr. Malcolm A. Punter 
President & Chief Executive Officer 


Dr. Punter is a graduate of Mercy University, Dobbs Ferry, NY earning a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree (1998) in Behavioral Science. He also holds a master's in business administration (MBA) degree (2004) in Management and a Master of Science of Law (Juris Scientiae Magister) degree (2013), from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in San Diego, CA, specializing in corporate taxation, restructuring, and financial services.
Dr. Punter earned a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) degree (2019), specializing in Executive Leadership and Social Justice from St. John Fisher University, Rochester, NY. Dr. Punter has published and collaborated on several peer-reviewed academic and research journal articles in areas of business, education and social sciences. 

Dr. Punter leads HCCI, a New York based real estate development corporation and social services provider with operations nationwide. Dr. Punter joined HCCI in 2008. Since, 2016, he has led the HCCI organization as its President and Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, he developed an organization strategy that centered around expanding the business operations of the organization throughout the continental U.S. HCCI currently has multiple real estate projects in development and construction nation-wide.  

Dr. Punter has developed alliances with academic and research institutions such as Columbia University, New York University, and CUNY (City University of New York) to enhance HCCI’s abilities to administer social service delivery to its residents and the community at large including procurement of federal NIH grants and clinical research studies.   
He currently manages the financial and operational sustainability of the HCCI housing portfolio valued at over $ 500 million dollars, including a commercial leasing portfolio collectively comprised of approximately 2.2 million square feet of real estate in Harlem, in the City of New York.
Dr. Punter is a NYS licensed Real Estate Broker and Real Estate Instructor. He has over 20 years of experience as a real estate manager, construction management, developer, and investor. His experience includes management advisory, wealth-building investments through real estate development, and assisting entrepreneurs in need of targeted investment strategies. 

Rev. Dr. Charles Butler

Vice President of Equitable Development


Dr. Charles Butler has more than 18 years of experience in case management, job development, management of social service programs and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing/Business Administration, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Education, Master of Divinity in Urban Theology and a Doctorate in Ministry and Spiritual Formation. As VP of Equitable Development, Rev. Butler manages HCCI's homebuyer education seminar, provides housing counseling and counsels small businesses and sits on numerous boards related to economic empowerment. Click here to read full bio

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Sherill Henry

Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development

Prior to joining HCCI, Sherill Henry worked in the real estate industry for 25 years, specifically in the fields of property asset management and development. Ms. Henry has served as Property Manager, District Manager, Area Manager, Portfolio Manager, Regional Property Manager and General Manager.  Her career spans the spectrum of affordable housing, i.e., HUD project based section 8, NYS Mitchell Lama rental, NYS Mitchell Lama Cooperative Apartments, NYC HDFC cooperative apartments, NYC Mitchell Lama Cooperative Apartments, rent stabilization rentals, Section 202, senior citizen rentals, tax credit rental, private rentals and private cooperative apartments. Ms. Henry holds Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration and Law. She is also holds numerous certifications including: Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) and New York State Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance Certificate (LIHTC).


Sheila Sturks

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO


Sheila Sturks joined HCCI as Executive Assistant to the President & CEO in July 2012. Prior to that, she worked at Synergistic Marketing, Inc. and A Better World Realty Corp., for a total of 18 years. Ms. Sturks has extensive experience in the Administrative and Marketing/ Advertising fields, and has held several executive positions. Ms. Sturks' greatest passion is caring for people. She is committed to making a difference and to helping to empower the Harlem community.

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