NuMarket was born out of the pandemic. Ross Chanowski founded the social crowdfunding platform in 2020 because he felt there wasn’t a way for communities to purposefully support the survival and growth of their local businesses. In an interview with The Boston Globe, Ross said that he wanted to develop a way for customers to meaningfully support the businesses they love while, … [Read more...] about New markets for main street.
Alex Lofton is on a mission to make the home buying process more accessible and attainable for essential professionals, a group that typically cannot save the equity needed to buy a home. He co-founded Landed to help teachers, healthcare workers, government workers, and other members of the public sector (essential workers) become homeowners through a shared equity, shared … [Read more...] about Landing a home.
Majora Carter's career as urban revitalization strategist has spanned environment, economy, social mobility, and real estate development. Her work has won major awards in each sector, including a MacArthur 'genius' Grant and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. Majora’s words -- “Nobody should have to move out of their neighborhood to live in a better one" -- are inscribed on … [Read more...] about Reclaiming your Community.
Jill Ferrari is all about creating impact where it is needed. An attorney with twenty-five years of real estate development and operations experience, she is also the co-founder (with Shannon Morgan) of Renovare Development, a woman-owned, social impact, real estate development company focused on transformational projects in Michigan. To say Jill knows this space would be an … [Read more...] about Women-owned. Michigan-made.
Tom De Simone came right out of graduate school on the East Coast with an urban planning degree, and dove right into the wonderful world of housing policy on the West Coast. He first worked for the Deputy Mayor’s office in Los Angeles and then in the City’s Housing Department. He did research and analysis on pretty much … everything: zoning, marketing, downtown housing, … [Read more...] about 52,500 clients served.