At Build with Purpose (formerly known as READS), we see real estate as a catalyst for social change.
Build with Purpose helps to build strong vibrant and healthy communities by providing real estate services to organizations and communities that lack in-house capacity. However, understanding real estate alone does not change communities or lives. Our Approach to Social Change uses real estate to build knowledge and shape healthier and greener communities.
Build with Purpose directly and indirectly develops a host of real estate projects including schools, affordable housing projects and nonprofit centers. Our work is holistic and goes beyond “bricks and sticks” to build knowledge and greater impact and social change across the communities we serve.
|Our Approach to Social Change|
While Build with Purpose’s work focuses on projects in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania, we have worked in other states and communities where we have strong partnerships. We believe that real estate development creates a “virtuous circle” whereby real estate can help organizations to further their mission and have a greater impact on their constituents and their communities. We have worked with a variety of nonprofits and projects including schools, daycare centers, nonprofit centers, affordable housing development, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. More information about our work is described under Services, and our Portfolio includes detailed information on our projects to date.