Ranking: 63

Industry: Real Estate

Mission: A green real estate, urban planning, and investment firm that helps metropolitan regions become more resilient, competitive, and equitable. They develop diverse, green, transit-accessible buildings and neighborhoods enriched with social, cultural and educational networks. Maintain over 12,000 units of affordable housing and save 3.6 million pounds of carbon output each year. 

What 3 words best describe your company culture?

Regenerative, Collaborative, Kind

What quote best exemplifies your company?

“The poor distribution of opportunity, environmental quality and health are fundamental misallocations of justice. If we are to create a fair and just society, then it is our moral imperative to overcome them. We believe that housing-centered Communities of Opportunity are the platform to achieve social, environmental and racial equity.”

How is your product or service having a positive social and/or environmental impact?

Communities of Opportunity begin with safe, green, stable, affordable housing. Our goal is to expand upon this base, to buy or build affordable and mixed income housing in lower income communities and provide or connect the transportation, health, education, social, cultural and other elements of opportunity to the residents so that they and our staff can become empowered partners with us and their cities in the transformation of their own neighborhoods. We aim to co-create communities in which all of our residents, employees, neighboring not for profits, government agencies, foundations and others can thrive, collectively generating safety, ecological and personal health, cultural vitality, collective efficacy and educational and economic opportunity regardless of their zip codes.

What is your company’s vision for the future?

We envision a world in which every community is an ecologically thriving landscape of opportunity, unleashing its residents’ opportunity to contribute to a better world, and to benefit from it.

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