Mission: To promote inclusive and thriving neighborhoods in Northeast Ohio by providing innovative financing solutions and technical assistance to catalytic real estate and business development projects.
Cleveland Development Advisors, an affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, was established in 1989 to support and serve developers, businesses, and community groups in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
We identify, position, and invest in projects across the city, especially in neighborhoods that may not otherwise attract investment, and thereby help to prove the market, build wealth, and lead to additional private sector investment.
Our staff provides real estate financing, technical expertise, and specialized tools to advance projects in Northeast Ohio. From putting dollars directly into deals to offering insights and advice on structuring additional sources of financing and process, CDA provides assistance to our partners.
In addition to managing investor funds, CDA also manages the CDA-Community Reinvestment Fund (CDA-CRF), a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), and has extensive experience securing and deploying New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocations through its Community Development Entity (CNMIF II). In partnership with our investors, we help bring resources to your project.
Contact Jessica Coffey, Vice President, Lending for project inquiries.