Our innovative approach is a direct response to the challenges facing high growth metropolitan regions. For our cities to thrive, we need investors, developers, and policymakers who think and act differently.
We believe in mixed-income housing.
More than 50% of American households are rent-burdened, a problem that is growing as wages fail to keep pace with rising rents. And segmenting housing into either market rate or “affordable” units deepens systemic social and economic equities.
Our projects combine market-rate homes with homes that are affordable to a wide range of incomes, allowing families the money they need for basic necessities and giving all households access to high quality community resources.
We believe in sustainability.
The built environment plays a major role in the current climate crisis: buildings generate 40% of U.S. carbon emissions and are responsible for almost 30% of energy consumption.
We incorporate sustainable design, green materials, and energy-efficient systems into our buildings. Our projects are also accessible to mass transit and multi-modal infrastructure, helping to reduce carbon emissions and improve health outcomes.
We believe in diversity.
From finance, to development, to construction, to management, women and people of color are grossly underrepresented in all aspects of real estate. Of the top 25 developers in the country, not one is run by a woman or person of color and less than 2% of real estate funds are managed by women or people of color.
We are committed to providing capital and partnering with teams that are inclusive and representative of the neighborhoods where we work. Our projects incorporate economic diversity in our residential program and promote community serving retail and services, and space for non-profits.
We believe in a comprehensive and sustainable approach to real estate – one that generates strong economic returns while delivering tangible social and environmental benefits.