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Don Peebles is launching $500M fund for emerging minority and women developers

For minorities and female developers, “access to capital has been the biggest challenge,” said Peebles, who has been an outspoken advocate for diversity in the industry. In addition to supplying capital, Peebles said his company will look at ways to support the emerging developers. Through co-developing or partnerships, he hopes the fund will “help mitigate risk and help them grow quicker.”

SOURCE: The Real Deal

It’s Up To Developers To Avoid Turning Philly Into Another Gentrified Metropolis

Philadelphia is as fertile ground for commercial real estate development as it has ever been, giving rise to inevitable, difficult conversations about how that growth affects communities.

SOURCE: Bisnow

UnitedHealth Group, Atlanta’s HBCUs launching data science initiative

The Atlanta University Center Consortium has received an $8.25 million investment from UnitedHealth Group Inc. to strengthen the offerings of the colleges in the fields of data science.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Beltline visionary and tech investor partner could overhaul aging West End Mall

If Gravel and Von have their way, the massive project would comprise affordable workforce housing, job training, small-business lending help, and a $10 to $15 million fund dedicated to bolstering local businesses.

SOURCE: Curbed Atlanta

Beltline visionary part of team seeking redevelopment of West End Mall

The West End proposal is a for-profit venture, but what Gravel and Von describe is an outlier in Atlanta’s build-and-flip real estate world.

SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Opinion: Gravel: The coming revolution will not be motorized

Gravel portrays this scene as part of a revolution, one as significant as the change triggered by the post war-boom that shaped a world around suburbs and cars. People want more than a lonely commute, and that desire will reshape our cities, he predicts.

SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

BeltLine creator Ryan Gravel teams with Donray Von on $300M OZ Fund

Ryan Gravel has joined forces with Donray Von to launch an opportunity zone fund that plans to differentiate itself by creating ‘a company that combines real estate and economic development from project conception to completion’.

The rise of Southwest Atlanta’s food scene

A BeltLine-inspired restaurant boom has created an important new food destination—but its main mission is to serve the locals.

SOURCE: Atlanta Magazine

Goodbye, Silicon Valley, hello, Atlanta: Black entrepreneurs part of new migration to South

For a growing number of African-Americans in the tech world, Atlanta is beckoning.

SOURCE: USA Today

D.C.-Based Opportunity Zone Fund Focused On Development Around HBCUs

Investors are utilizing the opportunity zone program to help spark the transformation of HBCUs’ neighborhoods around the country.

SOURCE: Bisnow