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A Diverse
Team

A Diverse
Team

Committed to Diversity & Inclusion
GRIT

GRIT (Global Research Innovation Technology) is a diverse group of partners with expansive experience and deep community ties. Every partner plays a unique role in building Bronzeville Lakefront on the South Side. GRIT’s vision for Bronzeville Lakefront is to catalyze Bronzeville’s economy, infrastructure, and workforce, creating generational opportunity.

Key Stats

Best-in-Class Megadevelopment
$Billion
Estimated development cost
00,000Jobs
Total estimated jobs created (direct and indirect)
$Billion
Indirect economic impact
000,000Square Feet
Bronzeville Innovation Center & Bronzeville Lakefront Community Center

Key Stats

Best-in-Class Megadevelopment
$Billion
Estimated development cost
00,000Jobs
Total estimated jobs created (direct and indirect)
$Billion
Indirect economic impact
000,000Square Feet
Bronzeville Innovation Center & Bronzeville Lakefront Community Center
MEET THE MAKERS

Meet The Makers is an engaging video content series where we highlight the GRIT development team, by sharing their collective development vision and goals for Bronzeville Lakefront. Through this series, we are excited to showcase what makes GRIT's experienced and diverse development team best positioned to realize Bronzeville Lakefront's pivotal social impact and economic development potential. These profiles of the GRIT development team provide an intriguing insight into what it takes to develop a world class, sustainable, and equitable mega development in active collaboration with its surrounding community.

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Meet the team

Farpoint Development builds thoughtfully. We embrace community input; prioritize the environment; and preserve existing structures while achieving all of the traditional definitions of financial success.
  • Scott Goodman
  • Regina Stilp
  • Eric Helfand
  • Justin Patwin
  • Morgan Malone
McLaurin Development Partners is a full-service real estate development company that identifies growth opportunities for community-based businesses and national institutions to create residual value for investors and clients.
  • Zeb McLaurin
  • Michael Lucas
  • Evan Watson
A full-service investment bank, brokerage, and investment management firm that provides creative capital solutions to clients across the globe.
  • Jim Reynolds
  • Adrienne Pitts
  • Jana Wesley
In collaboration with neighborhood stakeholders, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives revitalizes underserved urban neighborhoods like Pullman, Bronzeville, and Englewood with the mission to create jobs by developing high-impact projects, providing financial resources to entrepreneurs, and sustaining long-term community partnerships.
  • David Doig
  • Jennifer Bransfield
Bronzeville Community Development Partnership implements sustainable economic development strategies in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhoods. The strategies include federal designation of the Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area and the Innovation Metropolis: Smart Tech District.
  • Paula Robinson
  • Mark Lenz

GRIT consultant team

And Many More
Bronzeville Lakefront development
Leasing Inquiries
Bronzeville Lakefront will be a vibrant mixed-use development creating an ecosystem that small businesses, local Chicagoans, corporations and the like can thrive in. As we build, we look forward to engaging with interested tenants who would like to locate at Bronzeville Lakefront.
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