WSDI offers real estate development curriculum supported by curated presentations by local professionals and curated networking events.
Topics will be highly focused the real estate development process from project concept, due diligence, financial analysis, team building, preparation to apply for lender financing and discussions involving real issues emerging women developers face. The WSDI Curriculum is rooted in ESG principles.
Curriculum topics include, but are not limited to:
Project Concept: Market feasibility, Design, Programming
Site Selection: Due diligence
Team Building: Identifying service providers, determining contract structures/fee structures
Financial: Pro Forma Development, Private Equity 101,
Community: How to engage on your project
Construction: Estimating, Contracts, Management
-SUPPORT AND ENRICHMENT
WSDI hosts twice a month virtual meeting of our WOMENDEVELOP community of emerging women developers located in and outside of Detroit. Project concepts and the pathway to completion are discussed. Professional and technical development resources are presented in real time and shared. Virtual meeting are held the second and third Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm EST. For more information, please subscribe to this website.
Extend forgivable loans to qualified emerging women developers, providing financial support for critical business operating expenses and predevelopment endeavors on approved projects. Each eligible developer will receive a wealth of resources, including comprehensive technical guidance, hands-on assistance, and pro-bono services, all meticulously customized to empower them with the necessary skills and preparedness to access permanent project financing sources.
If you are a national or local lender interested in collaborating with WSDI to bring this vision to fruition for the next generation of aspiring women developers, we invite you to reach out to us by clicking the link below. Your partnership can help drive positive change in our community.
Women's Sustainable Development Initiative
607 Shelby Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226, United States
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