Banker & Tradesman

Successful Developments Are Co-Created with Communities

Inclusive Projects Reduce Friction Between Developers, Residents

By Malia Lazu | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Apr 3, 2022

There’s a lot of talk these days about inclusive development, on both the global and local scale. Within real estate development, it takes on particular meaning, because inclusive development goes to the heart of the social and economic fabric of local communities. We often work with our clients to understand that for development to truly be inclusive, it must be authentic, transparent and grounded in community engagement. In short, inclusive development gives the community a way to shape a project so it’s relevant to them. At the same time, inclusive development helps developers meet their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals in a sustainable way.