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Apply to the Aequo Fund
The Aequo Fund levels the playing field in real estate by providing capital and support to emerging developers who are black, brown, women, immigrant or from other groups that traditionally struggle to obtain the investment needed to advance in the industry. Aequo supports infill and small-scale rehabilitation projects for approved developers.
There are three pathways to becoming an Aequo developer.Apply Now
Community-Based Applicants. The Aequo Fund accepts applications from individuals from a group that is under-represented in real estate (as above) who also subscribe to Aequo's "development without displacement" ethos of rehabilitating vacant properties and adding value to City neighborhoods. Successful applicants have some experience in real estate or related fields, often have rehabbed a property, but have not been able to fully launch as an independent developer.
Academic Program Graduates. The Aequo Fund accepts applications from members of under-represented groups (as above) , who support "development-without-displacement" approach, and who are recent graduates of Master's level real estate related programs. Aequo prioritizes graduates of affiliated programs which are the Baker Program in Real Estate and Master of Regional Planning at Cornell University, and the Columbia University Master of Science in Real Estate Development.
Girl Build. The Aequo Fund has a relationship with the to-be-launched empowerment initiative "GirlBuild" and will receive applications from GirlBuild program graduates.
Next review of Aequo Fund applications will be reviewed in January 2023.
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