Program participants engage in formal mixed-use real estate development training, workshops with local development experts and city leaders, and discussions around challenges and opportunities for minority developers in metropolitan regions.
Participants receive one-on-one support from both a developer mentor and a finance mentor. These local experts provide project-specific guidance to further participants’ real estate development efforts.
Capital Impact will work with program participants to connect them to project financing options, leveraging the tools they’ve gained to strengthen their financing applications.
Kirby Center Lofts
When Richard Hosey returned to his hometown in 2008, the economic downturn had completely changed the city he remembered. With help from Capital Impact, the Detroit native has focused his efforts on returning the city to its former greatness through projects that foster inclusive growth for all residents.
2018 EDI Cohort Profiles
The EDI program launched with promising individuals representing a broad spectrum of community development expertise. Follow along as we take a deep dive with three participants to learn more about their backgrounds and their future plans.
Meet The Cohort Team
Imperial Fresh Market
An immigrant from Iraq, Sam Shina made Detroit his hometown in the 1980s and never left. Through good times and bad, residents have relied on his stores for healthy food options. His partnership with Capital Impact has helped him continue to grow and expand to meet residents’ needs.