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Event Series Event Series: Solidarity Summer Series

Community-Owned Real Estate Development

July 25 @ 5:30 PM 8:00 PM EDT

In this session, you’ll learn about different real estate ownership models, including how the Community Stewardship Trust‘s real estate model works. You will be learn the regulatory, financial, community, and operational aspects of real estate development, and how the CST approaches these to create affordable, community owned real estate in partnership with local residents and organizations.


  • Describe the process and steps of real estate development
  • Understand various real estate ownership models and the differences between individual private ownership and collective ownership, as well as what distinguishes the CST
  • Collectively define what land stewardship means and understand how land stewardship its links with real estate development
  • Learn history and past examples of Black and Indigenous collective land stewardship.
  • Name and consider some of the possible short- and long-term challenges of collective stewardship of land and buildings in a community 
  • Gain clear expectations for the timelines, diverse stakeholders and participants, regulatory challenges, and other kinds of complexity involved in real estate development
  • Understand real estate development enough to be able to become an informed investor member in the CST


Nikishka Iyengar – Founder and CEO, The Guild
Joel Dixon – Principal, Urban Oasis Development

Lunch will be provided at 5:30, session begins promptly at 6:00 pm.


This session will be held at The MURPH (Multi-Use Radical People’s Hall), the newest property in the Community Stewardship Trust.


561 Whitehall St. SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310 United States
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To ensure these classes are financially accessible to everyone, free tickets to all sessions are available on request. Please email us at to request a free ticket and/or to inform us of any accessibility needs.