Building Blocks

A nonprofit partner for its development clients, Building Blocks has evolved from humble beginnings into a capable, effective agent throughout its footprint in the Upper Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Building Blocks has experience in historic adaptive reuse, acquisition and rehabilitation, mixed-use, technical consultation, LIHTCs, and market rate developments serving target populations.

Building Blocks focuses its efforts on its five main pillars:

  • People: the clients we serves are of paramount importance. Housing and meeting their needs better than competition provides strong returns to investors.
  • Place: to the greatest extent possible we make great impact through good space design while working to protect our environment.
  • Partnerships: as a 501(c)(3) organization, Building Blocks works with strong and emerging stakeholders – to maximize outcomes, build capacity, teach, and provide opportunities for future ventures.
  • Pioneering: We take measured risks in areas other groups may not. It protects investor dollars with skill in securing adequate financial resources, careful planning, and elite execution. We do this to position ourselves as a leader in the commercial real estate industry.
  • Profit and Reinvestment: With strong leadership, corporate culture, and focus on the other pillars, Building Blocks works to minimize risk and bring favorable returns to its investors and its bottom line.

For more information, please contact:
Chris Laurent