Many community based organizations (CBOs) lack real estate development experience especially when building on vacant contaminated land. This section provides potential solutions to many real estate development challenges that community developers face. Written by and for CBOs, it contains 16 strategies and 24 case studies on how CBOs have built relationships with private landowners, become partners with real estate professionals, and built relationships with public agencies to advance their neighborhood plans and development projects.

These strategies and case studies are based on extensive research and interviews conducted by

SoBRO and New Partners for Community Revitalization.