Driven to change lives and impact communities
For us, it’s about so much more than collecting a fee or satisfying the terms of a contract; it’s about the people who will live, love, and prosper in our homes. There is not a single county in the United States where a minimum wage earner can afford a two-bedroom home, we are on a mission to meet that demand. (Source: The National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Out of Reach 2020)
BGC Advantage turns properties into communities.
Passionate about redefining the standards of affordable housing
Imagine a brand-new apartment community with lush green space, a courtyard with a playground and splash pad, and the conversion of the adjacent vacant lot into a thriving community vegetable garden. There is a fitness center by the leasing office and a business center for resident meetings with computers for classes. The units have SMART features and energy-efficient appliances, the modern conveniences that everyone hopes for when choosing a home. That’s what affordable housing looks like with BGC Advantage — the kind we build and enrich with education opportunities for homeownership and resident services.
Committed to sustainability
For our partners
Not all of our partners have development experience, and for some of our Public Housing Authority Partners, there may be a skills gap transitioning from a government body to a private business entity. We offer custom consulting and training for every phase of the process to build skills, programs, and processes.
For our buildings
We want our properties to look and feel like home, a place where memories can be made. It is equally critical that we make them truly affordable, where residents and the environment can benefit when green standards have been met in construction.
For our residents
We open our communities to city leaders, churches and neighborhood organizations, local businesses, and law enforcement entities. We create opportunities for interaction to build mutual trust, supportive services, and lasting goodwill.
Motivated by our residents
We build our projects around the people they serve, and we offer comprehensive tenant relations and resident services to support them:
- 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
OUR CORE VALUES
We do what we say we will do. In development, consulting, construction management, and any area of a project we touch… we strive for excellence. You have our word.
We see potential and turn obstacles into opportunities. We navigate each project to deliver maximum possible value to our clients, partners, and residents. We make the experience mutually beneficial for all involved. It’s a better way of doing business.
We invest in people. Developing happy, healthy, sustainable communities that enrich the lives of local businesses and residents is our passion and purpose. People are at the center of everything we do.
We are inspired to do good. Doing more, giving more – we are driven to provide something more than shelter. We build the foundation for a flourishing community where people can live, work, play, and thrive.
SUMMARY OF SERVICES
Visioning, ideation, and concept presentation
Due diligence, proposal evaluation, and project planning
Investor and lender due diligence and information exchange assistance
Cost and feasibility analysis and financial modeling
Potential partner search
Developer and third-party (professionals, lenders, and investors) selection and negotiation
HUD policies and procedure guidance
Best and Highest Use guidance
Loan and equity closing coordination
PHA Board Advisory services and consultation
Affordable Housing policies and procedures assistance for PHAs and Non-Profits