HDS employees all gathered at the Weston office on Monday afternoon for a cocktail reception hosted by the company founder and CEO, Cristina Miranda Gilson.
To start the festivities, Cristina spoke to everyone about the origins of HDS. She explained that even with being in the midst of preparing requests for proposals, participating in conferences, and delivering client demos – all of which are the basis of the company – HDS wanted to take time to celebrate the company, its employees, and the great achievement of reaching 20 years. Cristina shared with all the many memories we have had along the way taking time to thank everyone for their commitment and leadership.
Cristina toasts HDS, “Thank you to our great staff, wonderful partners and clients, and amazing leadership who have helped us make this happen, and especially my family for their unwavering support and love. Today we celebrate 20 years of a company that has been at the center of our lives. Now in our 20th year we launch our HDS NextGen, our platform to great client-centered business solutions that will continue to transform and reshape the business solutions for the Affordable Housing and Community Development Industry.”
HDS started in a make-shift office inside of Cristina’s Weston home. Though six people worked out of this space, using large cell phones and dial-up internet, they made it work. HDS now employs 74 people with headquarters in Weston, Florida and offices in Miami, Florida and satellites Atlanta, DC, Vermont, and Nebraska.
Cristina also announced another first for HDS. HDS officially launched ASDY-TECH, a Micro-Enterprise focused on the mentoring and development of employment opportunities of young adults on the Autism Spectrum. This NEW team will support both HDS business units, eHousingPlus and Housing and Development Software. The ASDY-TECH is lead by our HDS Foundation in collaboration with the Dan Marino Foundation and their first project and client is eHousingPlus DigitalDocs (eHPDD) where they will provide technology, file scanning and digitizing services for lenders unable to initially deliver digital files on eHPDD.
Housing and Development Services, Inc. is a mission driven organization 100% dedicated to affordable housing.
To learn more about the HDS Companies, visit our corporate website www.HDSCompanies.com and click on each of the HDS units, Housing and Development Software www.HDSoftware.com, eHousingPlus www.eHousingPlus.com, and The HDS Foundation, www.HDSFoundation.org. For additional information contact Edielyn Walsh at 954-217-9597 x 204 or Edielyn.Walsh@hdsoftware.com.