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Lectures to be held on small-scale real estate development

businessVirginia residents looking to learn about the world of small scale real estate development will have the opportunity to hear from an expert in the field this month.

The Incremental Development Alliance will be hosting three free lectures given by Bernice Radle on the Small Scale Real Estate Development Movement. Radle is the Vice Chair of the City of Buffalo’s Zoning Board of Appeals, a leader in Buffalo’s Young Preservationists, and a founding member of the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists.

Radle will share her experience in real estate development with prospective Virginia developers, discussing how they can develop projects in their own neighborhoods, as well as showing local leaders and advocates how they can encourage the construction of better buildings in the state.

The three lectures to be held across Virginia include:

  • Harrisonburg – Monday, March 18, at 4:00 p.m. at the Harrisonburg City Hall, Meeting Room 11/12, 409 S Main St.
  • Wytheville – Tuesday, March 19, at 9:00 AM at the Wytheville Heritage Preservation Center, 155 West Spiller St.
  • Petersburg – Tuesday, March 19, at 5:00 PM at the Cameron Foundation, 228 South Sycamore St.

Please RSVP at if you would like to attend one of these free lectures.

The goal of the Incremental Development Alliance is to teach the importance and principles of small scale real estate development across the country so residents can improve the real estate in the neighborhoods they love. The Alliance offers information and specialized training about how to create small projects, such as 1-3 story buildings with less than 20 units, which can be used for residential, commercial or mixed use purposes.

The lectures are sponsored The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and The Virginia Main Street program, in partnership with the Virginia Housing Development Authority.

About VHDA

VHDA is a self-supporting, not-for-profit organization created by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1972, to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing. VHDA provides mortgages, primarily for first-time homebuyers and developers of quality rental housing. We use no state taxpayer dollars, but raise money in the capital markets to fund our loans. We also teach free homeownership classes, and help people with disabilities and the elderly make their homes more livable. VHDA works with lenders, developers, local governments, community service organizations and others to help put quality housing within the reach of every Virginian.

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