UrbanMatters Development Partners L.L.C. builds communities that matter based on our mission to improve the quality of life and strengthen the economic stability of residents and distressed neighborhoods through the development of signature affordable housing and provision of community services.Â Established by a team of real estate development professionals and Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), UrbanMatters has over 30 years of industry experience.Â Specializing in real estate and community development, with an extensive track record of successful residential and commercial projects, we bring a community centric approach to each of our developments.Â As a regional developer, based in the District of Columbia, we have a thorough understanding of the area’s landscape and its dynamic real estate market.Â Our intrinsic knowledge of local neighborhoods and experience with helping community based organizations leverage resources enables us to develop vibrant and thriving communities.
We provide project management services at a client specified phase of development or we can manage development throughout the entire cycle, from assessment and pre-development through implementation and project stabilization.
Guided by our core values of Integrity, Service and Commitment, we draw from our industry leading knowledge and experience working closely with our clients, partners and stakeholders to execute a shared vision.Â We are distinguished by our community centric approach that allows us to unlock the potential of emerging neighborhoods and preserve affordable housing choices in established neighborhoods.
Our key areas of focus are:
- Advisory Services
- Project Management
Urban Matters Development Partners is a registered District of Columbia Certified Business Enterprise
Who We Are
UrbanMatters Development Partners L.L.C. is a District of Columbia real estate and community development firm and consultancy.Â Our experienced and dedicated management team and advisory board employ industry best practices to enable our clients and partners to achieve their goals.
Our team brings experience in every phase of development: planning, financing, construction and asset management.Â Our experience includes developing over 1,800 units using a community-centric approach in each of our projects.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life and strengthen the economic stability of residents and distressed neighborhoods through the development of signature affordable housing and provision of community services.Â We believe that the physical environment is equally as important as community development and we are committed to building communities that matter.
Our values are the pillars of our success.
Integrity. We have built an impeccable reputation of fostering strong relationships and working honestly and openly with our community stakeholders, development partners, civic leaders and public officials.Â We maintain transparency to ensure that our plans are clearly articulated and based on stakeholder feedback.
Service. We work to develop and bolster community services, especially economic development, education enrichment and wellness services.Â Additionally, we support, participate in and volunteer with many charitable organizations based in the communities that we develop.
Commitment. Every project has our promise to remain accountable and fully vested from start through stabilization.Â Keenly focused on meeting milestones and building value, we are unwavering in our dedication to implementing best in class industry practices and standards, delivering high quality projects and developing signature communities.
Our community centric approach to development compels us to work closely with every stakeholder to achieve timely project success.Â Community engagement throughout the development cycle is a key component of all of our projects.
Through the establishment of public/private partnerships, collaboration with financial investors and community stakeholders and consistent dialog with public officials, we utilize a holistic method of developing thriving communities.
We bring breadth and depth of experience to our projects by convening a team of industry leading partners, community residents, businesses and civic organizations.Â A thorough understanding of development financing and regulatory and zoning requirements enables us to efficiently navigate the ever changing real estate market.
Our development philosophy has earned us the trust of a diverse list of clientsâ€”including faith-based institutions, non-profit organizations, municipalities and energy utilitiesâ€”with a portfolio that is based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.Â With specialized expertise and a disciplined approach, we focus on three core areas:
- Advisory Services
- Project Management