Building vibrant communities

Working with non-profits, Public Housing Authorities, and community-based organizations, we help preserve, enhance, and diversify property portfolios.

building vibrant communities

Purposeful | Profitable | Sustainable

BGC Advantage is a real estate development company that partners with non-profit and for-profit entities to acquire, create, and rehabilitate affordable housing communities. 

Transform Your portfolio today

With the goal of stability and self-sufficiency, BGC Advantage specializes in transformative development where the finished product enhances not only the physical condition of its properties but also the long-term outlook for its residents.

Developer | Consultant | Partner

  Leveraging extensive leadership experience working at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and various Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), BGC Advantage is uniquely qualified to guide and train PHAs in their efforts to develop, preserve, and manage their assets through RAD, repositioning and voluntary conversion.  

Develop market rate and affordable housing using:

  • HUD and FHA loan programs
  • Tax Credit Equity, FHLB and HOME Funds
  • Community and regional bank financing
  • Tax Exempt bond finance

Acquire, re-develop or preserve aging public housing using:

  • HUD’s RAD program
  • Project-based vouchers
  • PHA capital funds
  • Operating funds and reserves
  • Rural development programs

Enhance communities with commercial development of:

  • Single-family subdivisions or condominiums
  • Mixed use of commercial and residential property
  • Office parks and office condominiums

Your RAD Resource

Did you know that RAD unit cap has been increased to 455,000 units? BGC Advantage is uniquely positioned to help you capitalize on this opportunity with experience in 4%, 9%, Debt only, and PHA funds.

Projects:

  • Over 15,000 units in process
  • Over 25 active PHA and Non-profit clients

Expertise:

HUD Technical Assistance Contract, Trade Organizations, State HFA, NAHRO

Asset Management:

Training, Compliance, Risk Management, Annual Portfolio Review, Insurance

What Makes BGC Advantage Different?

What’s the “Advantage” of BGC?

Collectively we have:

  • Leveraged over $600 million in development funding sources in just 4 years.
  • Assisted 30 public housing authorities with RAD conversions.
  • Our partners have built multiple community developments (i.e. prisons, malls, offices).
  • Continued development of purposeful and profitable residential communities.
  • Generated millions in shared development fees that were reinvested into our partner organizations.

Resident Services

We build our projects around the people they serve, and we offer comprehensive tenant relations and resident services:

  • Section 3 outreach
  • Resident RAD Training
  • Design Input meetings
  • Special activities (i.e. landscaping day)
  • Job assistance and minority contractor outreach
  • Amenity centered design
  • Temporary relocation planning and assistance
  • Transfer and relocation meetings

Training and Speaking

CEO Holly Knight is a HUD RAD subject matter expert and a trusted technical advisor for numerous state, regional, and national housing associations, including, MAHRO, ALCARH, Al Association of Housing, MS Home Corporation, LA Housing Council, SERC, and NAHRO.  She and her team are available for small and large group training and speaking events on a variety of topics, including RAD and mixed finance.  

Let’s build something
vibrant together.

With offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, and Arkansas, the BGC Advantage portfolio includes more than 100 residential communities and more than 4,000 unites of affordable housing in ten states.  We have the capacity to deliver best and highest use, self-sufficiency, and vitality in any market across the United States.