Goldstein Hall established the Faith-Based Practice Group to address the unique needs of all faith-based organizations. After examining the issues facing faith-based development, we determined the following:
Faith-based organizations are instrumental in the revitalization and rejuvenation of their communities. For many faith-based organizations, it is their mission to serve their community. Services can range from affordable housing to soup kitchens to homeless shelters. For these reasons, faith-based organizations continue to be a catalyst for neighborhood preservation.
With property values rising across the country, many faith-based organizations have yet to realize their land’s full potential. Typically, a faith-based organization lacks the experience and expertise to leverage their land’s value to maximize return and further their mission.
By appropriately leveraging their property, faith-based organizations can create long-lasting revenue, fund repairs and future maintenance, or fully redevelop their land while serving their community. Some of the ways a faith-based organization can accomplish its mission are by building new worship space, creating a community facility space, or facilitating affordable housing projects.
Our Faith-Based Practice Group has unique expertise in working with the legal needs of faith-based organizations and with potential pitfalls of faith-based development, including:
• Evaluating real property options, structures and partners
• RFP/RFQ Creation
• Structuring Partnerships
• Ground Leases
• Condominium Structures
• Creating new nonprofit affiliate organizations
• Navigating internal and external approval process
• Drafting and reviewing corporate documents
• Acquiring, constructing, financing, and/or disposing of religious real property
• Dispute resolution and workouts
Goldstein Hall is also listed as an approved vendor on HPD Owners Representative Pre-Qualified List.
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