The CEMDI Strategy Report is a culmination of a year-long process funded by The Chicago Community Trust to survey Chicago’s real estate landscape, identify barriers to entry for minority professionals, and implement strategies to build a sustainable pipeline of Black and Brown developers in Chicago, among other goals. The three-year plan to expand the capacity of Chicago’s Black and Brown real estate community will help minority professionals lead and participate in Chicago’s $20 billion development industry.

“CEMDI’s Strategy Report lays out a compelling path toward a more equitable development landscape in Chicago,” DPD Commissioner Maurice Cox said. “The strategies help assure that as development opportunities grow citywide, so will the talent pool of Black and Brown developers.”