Cinnaire Solutions

Cinnaire Solutions for Developers

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

Cinnaire Solutions focuses its efforts on its five main pillars:

People: the clients we serve 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, Cinnaire Solutions 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 takes skill, careful planning, and elite execution to attract and assemble adequate financial resources while protecting investor dollars. 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, Cinnaire Solutions works to minimize risk and bring favorable returns to its investors and its bottom line.

Hear From Our Partners

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.”

Wally Orzechowki, Executive Director, 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.”

Affordable housing for farmworkers in WI

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.”

Rendering of GenesisHope Village in Detroit

Meet the Cinnaire Solutions Team:

Azeez Weeks at Cinnaire

Development Manager

Chris L Cinnaire Solutions


Christina A at Cinnaire

Administrative Coordinator

Ed Potas at Cinnaire

Development Manager

Development Manager

Ja'Shar Hartley at Cinnaire

Development Analyst

Development Manager

John Cipriano

Development Analyst

Kelly Swarthout at Cinnaire in WI

Senior Development Analyst

Josh at Cinnaire

Development Asset Manager

Liliana at Cinnaire

Development Design Specialist

Montavius outside Cinnaire

Development Associate

Vice President