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Cinnaire Solutions

We invest in people and places to transform lives through equitable financial and development solutions.

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We are a nonprofit, mission-driven real estate development team with
real estate, finance, and design expertise.

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Never competitors, always collaborators, we advocate for both the mission and goals of our partners, ensuring that every detail of a project’s plan reflects the interest and bottom line of the community.

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Serving Communities

Cinnaire Solutions is a nonprofit, mission-driven real estate development company. We operate in nine states and specialize in community-driven, affordable, and market rate development. Together, our trusted and growing team of real estate, finance, and design professionals work to develop spaces for multifamily housing, commercial and mixed-use facilities and integrated supportive service projects.

To further our mission, we often work with partners that utilize our expertise in historic adaptive reuse, acquisitions and rehabilitation, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), and New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC).

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Cinnaire Solutions focuses its efforts on its

five main pillars

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The partners we serve are our highest priority.

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We make a great impact through good space design while working to protect our environment.



As an established 501(c)(3) organization, Cinnaire Solutions works with strong and emerging stakeholders – to maximize outcomes, build capacity, teach, and provide opportunities for growth and future ventures.

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We build from a place of strength, often taking measured risks in areas other groups may not. It takes skill, careful planning, and elite execution to attract and assemble adequate financial resources while protecting investor dollars. We strive to position ourselves as a leader in the commercial real estate industry.

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Profit and Reinvestment

With strong leadership, a positive corporate culture, and balancing our priorities, Cinnaire Solutions works to minimize risk and bring favorable returns to its investors, partners, and its bottom line.

Development Portfolio

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Warren & Trumbull

Detroit, Michigan

Warren & Trumbull will activate a long-vacant site and bring needed long-term affordable housing to families in the community. The new apartments created will help ensure that the Woodbridge Neighborhood remains accessible to all Detroiters despite rising rent costs.

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The Anchor at Mariners Inn

Detroit, Michigan

The Anchor at Mariners Inn will create accessible housing for those who have or are currently experiencing chronic homelessness.

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La Joya Gardens

Detroit, Michigan

La Joya Gardens will activate an entire vacant block in Southwest Detroit along Vernor Highway to help fill in missing retail activity and offer more affordable housing options to the community. 

What Sets Us Apart

Creative Solutions — From Lightbulb Idea to Lease Up 

Cinnaire Solutions strives to be a catalyst for transformation in communities. As a nonprofit, mission-driven real estate development team, we bring to the table the expertise, resources, and access to capital to take projects from intention to reality.

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David Sampson,
CEO, Mariners Inn

The Anchor at Mariners Inn Offers a Safe Harbor

Located in Midtown Detroit’s historic Cass Park neighborhood, The Anchor at Mariners Inn has a targeted focus on creating accessible housing for those who have or are currently experiencing chronic homelessness. Created in partnership with Mariners Inn, one of Southeast Michigan’s most celebrated substance-use treatment and recovery centers, the new construction development brings 44 permanent supportive housing units and 40 recovery housing units alongside supportive services for residents designed to help them develop career and life skills.

The Anchor at Mariners Inn is a $25.2 million mixed-use development located next to the current Mariners Inn facility. The project was brought to life through a collaborative partnership between Cinnaire Solutions, Mariners Inn, and Ethos Development Partners and funded through Low-Income Housing Tax Credits from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), HOME, the City of Detroit Housing and Revitalization Department's Community Development Block Grant, and generous donations from individuals.

“Cinnaire Solutions is the true definition of what a community development finance partner should look like," said Dave Sampson, CEO, Mariners Inn. "Since we began working with the team five years ago, they have been a partner in every sense of the word. Cinnaire Solutions brings to the table a wide range of expertise and a vast network of support and contacts, but most importantly the team is always accessible and personable. This partnership was invaluable to an organization like ours looking to do a project like Mariners Inn for the first time. They are still exceeding my expectations five years later. Cinnaire Solutions has extensive history doing this kind of work across several states in the Midwest and MidAtlantic regions.”

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Greg Mangan,
Real Estate Advocate
Southwest Detroit Business Association

La Joya Gardens, an Affordable Housing Jewel in Detroit

Located in Southwest Detroit, La Joya Gardens is a $23.8 million, four-story, mixed-use, mixed-income development offering 53 residential units and 7,000 sq. feet of commercial space. The development is a keystone project, helping to activate an entire vacant city block to bring much-needed affordable housing to the community while supplementing limited retail activity.  The project was developed through a collaborative partnership between Cinnaire Solutions and the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA), with funding provided by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), the City of Detroit, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, Invest Detroit, and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.

“From the application for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and AHP through the community engagement process, the Cinnaire Solutions team has worked beside us every step of the way, said Greg Mangan, SDBA. "Our goal was to develop a project working alongside the community rather than just bringing a development to the neighborhood Cinnaire Solutions operates under the guiding principle that development is best done by working collaboratively with the community. Their team was on the ground gathering input from local residents, incorporating their ideas, and empowering community members to positively contribute to their neighborhood. The development of La Joya Gardens was a huge learning experience that required a great deal of creative financing to get across the finish line. Cinnaire Solutions was a strong partner that shared its expertise and institutional knowledge with our team to bring this project to fruition.”


Joan Nelson, Executive Director

Allen Place at the Intersection of Health & Housing

Cinnaire Solutions partnered with the Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC) to develop Allen Place, a comprehensive development that provides 21 units of age-friendly, mixed-income housing along with commercial space, integrative services and programming for the community.  This $11M project in Lansing, MI, is “at the intersection of food, health, housing and energy innovation.” “Cinnaire Solutions brought extensive experience and know-how to our project,” said Joan Nelson, Executive Director, ANC. “The team walked us through the early and middle stages of financing and creating Allen Place. This has included crafting of proformas, completing daunting grant applications, selecting and working with architects, engineers, contractors, city and state officials and more. The team has been patient, instructive, accessible and, importantly, committed to helping us build capacity and deepen our understanding of development processes.”

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SWCAP The Meadows Brings Workforce Housing to Darlington

The Meadows is a 32-unit new construction project composed of two 1- and 2-story townhouse buildings in Darlington, WI. It was developed by Cinnaire Solutions and Southwest CAP (SWCAP) specifically to serve farmworker families in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Wally Orzechowski, Executive Director, SWCAP, said “Through each stage of our complex project to support rural farm workers, Cinnaire Solutions has tenaciously sought out the best outcome for us. From navigating the optimal sources of financing through architecture and the acquisition and construction process, the team understood our goals, shared our mission and got us through the hurdles to make the project happen.”


Jeanine C. Hatcher, Executive Director

GenesisHOPE Mixed-Use Project Brings “Hope” to Islandview

GenesisHope Village is a multi-phase, $22.7 million project codeveloped by Cinnaire Solutions and the Genesis Harbor of Opportunities Promoting Excellence (GenesisHOPE) Community Development Corporation to help revitalize Islandview Village, a target Strategic Neighborhood area for the City of Detroit. “Cinnaire Solutions has exceeded my expectations in our partnership on a mixed-use low-income housing facility, said Jeanine C. Hatcher, Executive Director, GenesisHOPE CDC, Detroit. “It’s GenesisHOPE’s first real estate development project and not an easy one. Cinnaire Solutions’ committed team rolled up their sleeves to provide critical assistance and patient capital investments, from pre-development to construction funding, and, eventually, permanent financing.”

Media Highlights

Cinnaire Solutions and Southwest Detroit Business Association Break Ground on $24.5 Million Affordable Housing Development in Southwest Detroit

The nearly $24 million development will offer 53 residential homes, including 42 affordable and 11 market rate apartments; and more than 6,000 sq. ft. of retail space when completed in 2024. The project is part of Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund. Cinnaire Solutions and the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) held a groundbreaking ceremony along with …

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SWCAP, Cinnaire & Partners Celebrate Grand Opening for The Meadows in Darlington, WI

Cinnaire Solutions & SWCAP Partner to Develop New Affordable Housing Community for Farmworkers Cinnaire recently joined our partners at Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) and Wisconsin Management Company to celebrate the grand opening for The Meadows, a 32-unit new construction affordable housing community in Darlington, WI, designed exclusively to support agriculture and farmworkers and their …

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Cinnaire Solutions Launches My New Wilmington Home

New Program Guides Wilmington Residents to Homeownership Cinnaire Solutions has partnered with Stand By Me Delaware to help Wilmington, DE, residents achieve the dream of homeownership. The program offers free, private, one-on-one financial coaching from trained professionals who help potential homeowners achieve their goals. With support from a financial coach, participants in the program will …

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