Throughout the 20th century, Cord Meyer Development Company played a significant role in Queens development. The company's developments include Forest and Arbor Close, two contiguous blocks of Tudor Style attached single family residences completed in 1926-1927, and the landmark Lexington and Livingston Apartments. All of these projects were awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Design by the Queens Chamber of Commerce. More recent developments include the Seminole and Balfour Apartments built in 1951 and 1957 respectively, the Continental and Forester Apartments erected in 1962 and 1965, and the Forest Hills Apartments completed in 1967. In the 1980s, the Company was well positioned to take advantage of the shift in the real estate market toward individual apartment ownership, and began the successful conversion of its apartment buildings into "co-ops". The company's current projects include the renovation and renewal of several retail and mixed-use properties. Through these residential buildings and others, Cord Meyer Development Company contributes to the Greater New York Metropolitan Area as a stabilizing force in times of rapid change through decade upon decade of growth and prosperity.