Civitas Development Approach

Civitas Development takes a balanced approach to real estate development, creating long-term value for our investors and for the neighborhoods where we work. The dominant focus of Civitas Development is on residential and mixed-use properties, including both historic rehab and new construction projects that are responsive to their environments.


Identify Growth

We invest in places that have been under-resourced or in sites that are obsolete or no longer providing value to the community. We make recommendations based on economic development knowledge and know-how, market trends and data.


Identify and Engage Anchors

Schools, religious institutions, hospitals, businesses, community and cultural organizations all contribute valuable insight and represent economic anchors that take a long-term interest in seeing their local communities thrive.


Due Diligence

We have a solid understanding of the essential components and critical relationships necessary to successfully assess project feasibility and risk. Count on us when an accurate analysis of market conditions, project value and outcomes matter.


Plan Development

We specialize in developing plans for sites acquired through public intervention. We work with economic development organizations and community partners to drive an inclusive planning process that identifies and leverages previous economic and social investment.


Win the Work

We can help municipalities and landowners create a thorough and thoughtful development RFP, and we also are equipped to lead proposal writing and conceptual design development that respond to a competitive project selection process.


Secure Project Financing

We help structure public-private partnerships and creative alliances as the foundation from which we build out short-term and permanent project financing. We identify all tools, including Opportunity Zone, New Markets Tax Credits, Tax-Increment Financing, Traditional and Mezzanine Debt, Grants and other Public Subsidy.


Assemble the Team

We select the team to deliver all phases of development, design, construction, financing, and operations. We maintain excellent relationships with experts in specialized subjects, including tax credits, local laws, and policies.


Secure Entitlements

We handle all aspects of the entitlement process and work with qualified groups with strong local experience to successfully navigate the process and win approvals.


Close On Property & Begin

We set and adhere to project schedules.


Measure Outcomes & Value

We provide data and anecdotal evidence that the projects we deliver are also delivering on social and economic goals that were determined at the beginning of the project.


Invest in People

We employ community-building strategies to support small businesses and their employees, and job training and placement programs resulting in inclusive income and wealth creation opportunities for local residents.

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