We Develop Communities of Opportunity
Our wide range of innovative, award-winning development and re-development projects improve the lives of residents, the fabric of communities, and the health of the natural environment.
Development as a Multi-Purpose Process
In the world of real estate, development means physical growth. To economists, development means the improvement in standards of living. In ecology, development describes the unfolding process of life toward maturity, balance, and exchange within systemic limits. To sociologists, it means the improvement of social and health conditions. In the software world, it means the steps needed to realize new innovations. In spiritual teachings, development is the unfolding recognition of our mutuality and capacity to be compassionate. To us, it means all of the above.
Each project begins with objecvtives, from which the project organization and design flow. The green, walkable, transit-oriented, mixed-use, affordable and mixed-income projects we develop bring communities and nature into better balance, while rewarding our partners for their contributions and our investors with competitive returns.
Healthy Urban Living
Caesura is a distinctively modern, human-scaled building that stands out from the surrounding high-rise apartments for rent in the Brooklyn Cultural District. Featuring a mix of market-rate, middle-income, and affordable apartments, Caesura is designed to meet the needs of this diverse neighborhood.
Our Development Focus
Development is a transformational process, in which we envision a community improvement, and then realize it through the management of its design, entitlement, financing and construction. We develop ground up buildings, redevelop existing ones, and provide development services to others.
If we are to achieve a more equitable and environmentally responsible world, we need to build it. Our development practice creates new or improved models of green, affordable and mixed income communities, in transit rich locations.
We enhance these with community serving elements such as health clinics, schools, libraries and other elements that enhance the opportunity and wellbeing of our residents and their neighborhoods. Successful new models can then duplicated by others, increasing the scale of our impact.
Working for our own account, Housing Authorities and other clients, we redevelop existing affordable housing communities into communities of opportunity with significant upgrades, making them greener, more livable, and adding space for community services.
The development of affordable and mixed income housing and community facilities requires deep experience meeting a wide range of design, financing, construction and operational challenges. We provide not for profit, housing authority and for profit clients with development services, helping them to realize their visions of communities of opportunity.
Human development, as an approach, is concerned with what I take to be the basic development idea: namely, advancing the richness of human life.