Executive Director, Building Community Value
Detroit, MI, US
Cohort: Aspen 2.0, Colorado, 2018
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Chase L. Cantrell is the executive director and founder of Building Community Value, a Detroit-based nonprofit dedicated to implementing and facilitating real estate development projects in underserved Detroit neighborhoods. Chase is also an organizer of the Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact through his collaborative work with Detroit Future City. An alumnus of the University of Michigan Law School, Chase specialized in real estate and corporate law and has facilitated corporate and real estate acquisitions, sales, and other complex transactions for clients of all sizes (from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies) through his work at Dykema Gossett PLLC. Through Building Community Value, and in collaboration with academic and community partners, Chase seeks to be a catalyst for sustainable social and economic development that engages distressed communities in creating impactful, resident-led change.