which are necessary when rethinking how to use your current space (including establishing leases) or if you are taking on a larger project.
Some congregations have signed bad deals with developers because they lacked this expertise needed for pre-development work. Many have even entered into agreements with no counsel representing them exclusively - or relied on an attorney hired by the developer. We offer congregations the resources to assist them to establish equitable agreements.
Through our work with Partnership for Faith-Based Affordable Housing and Community Development, we have also created a list of vetted, unbiased professionals that is publicly available. This list is drawn from the NYC Department for Housing Preservation and Development’s Pre-Qualified Owners list, adding another level of evaluation and impartiality.
This list can be used to identify trustworthiness and track record of experts for our use in consultation. We encourage you to reach out to Bricks and Mortals, or Partnership, to receive thorough consultation.
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