Topics Under Tag: "Commercial real estate"

Buy The Block Empowers Black Communities to Invest in Themselves

Amy Cortese | September 11, 2018

In this age of wealth inequality, runaway development and gentrification, it’s easy for communities to feel powerless in the face of rapid change. Lynn Smith founded Buy The Block, a real estate crowdfunding portal and the first portal that is African American-owned, to help change that dynamic. Smith (pictured above) has invested in real estate […]

A Report Examines How Rising Rents Are Hurting Local Businesses, and What to do About it

Amy Cortese | April 22, 2016

Affordable housing has been a focus of policymakers for years. But skyrocketing real estate is displacing more than families: it’s also forcing thousands of small independent businesses from their commercial spaces. A new report pulls back the curtains on the increasingly precarious reality of small businesses in America today, at least those in cities and […]