BLM Pratt 2021 Teach-In: Creating and Preserving Generational Wealth in the Black Future facilitated by Jerrod Delaine

<div><p>We as architects are in the business of creating buildings, the vast majority of Americans have their wealth in their home. We are creating wealth. Let’s create opportunities to create that wealth resource for all Americans, including the black community which has long been kept out of this wealth creation ecosystem. This engine is profitable for the business involved with it, urban planning, financing, construction as well as the design professionals. Let’s be a part of a new solution. Lets design change. Let’s design better communities that are equitable for everyone!</p><p>About the facilitator:&nbsp;Jerrod Delaine&nbsp;is a Professor at Pratt Institute. He is an experienced Real Estate Developer, with a skill set that includes Design, Construction, Finance, Affordable Housing, and Asset Management. Jerrod is currently the Director of Development at a Harlem based real estate development company, Carthage Real Estate Advisors. The firm focuses on workforce housing in urban communities in the New York City area. His current focus is utilizing access to capital markets, improving communities through real estate finance and development. Jerrod has been in the real estate development sphere for 10 years. Jerrod spent the first five years of his career at Forum Architecture and Interior Design, the majority of his efforts focused on project managing affordable housing projects in the southeast region of the United States. Jerrod has a Bachelors Degree and Bachelors of Arts Degree in Architecture from Florida A &amp; M University School of Architecture and Environmental Technology. He has a Master of Science degree from New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate.</p></div>