IFF’s Real Estate Solutions team guides and supports nonprofits with informed decision-making at every stage of their facility projects to deliver on their vision.

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Real Estate Solutions

With IFF, change begins where you are now. Our Real Estate Solutions team provides nonprofits of all sizes and many sectors, with the expertise needed to take their facility projects from concept to reality, supporting them throughout the feasibility assessment, planning, site selection, design, financing, groundbreaking, and construction to ribbon-cutting.

We know that every nonprofit and every situation is unique. Whether you would like to optimize your existing space, strengthen your financial position, or deliver more impactful service, we will meet you wherever you are, help you define your facility goal and a strategy, in order to bring your project to fruition.

Here are some of our areas of expertise:

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Feasibility Assessment

We assess our client’s operating model and building options to help them strengthen their organization’s financial health and expand the reach of their program’s impact.

Facility Improvements and Space Planning

Our team evaluates a building’s short- and long-term construction needs based on our client’s vision and service model, in addition to planning how to make the best of the available space.

Strategic Facilities Plan

We work with clients to craft strategies for considering expansion, relocation, or consolidation across multiple locations.

Site Search and Due Diligence

In this stage, we assist clients in identifying the right property to lease or purchase.

Owner's Representation

Our team oversees and guides our clients through the predevelopment and construction process, allowing them to make informed decisions and focus on their mission.

Technical Assistance

Our real estate advisors help our clients navigate difficult and unexpected challenges in all stages of their facility project.

  • How We Help
  • Why Us?

Partnering with nonprofits to create thriving communities is at the heart of everything we do. We take the time to understand the nonprofit leadership’s vision and become their trusted advisor when it comes to making real estate decisions with more confidence. We also work closely with municipalities and community-serving groups to help provide solutions to nonprofits in under-resourced communities.

Because the needs of nonprofits are unique, we developed a specialized team of real estate specialists to support nonprofits in every step of the way, from the early stages of a project all the way through construction.

Trusted advisor – Our team can help you understand your options, develop a customized plan that fits your specific requirements, provide more confidence in the project to funders and lenders and avoid backtracking and mistakes.

Focus on your mission – We represent the best interests of our clients, with specialized resources and knowledge so they can focus on growing their organizations while we meet their facility goals.

Sector Expertise – We are a nonprofit serving nonprofits, with expertise in many sectors in the Midwest, including charter schools, early childhood education and health clinics, to help organizations create buildings that respond to their needs.

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Emmanuel Family and Child Development Center

“It was difficult to get people to come and work in an old building that constantly had to be patched up,” said Deborah Mann, founder and executive director of Emmanuel Family and Child Development Center, which is located in an area of Kansas City, MO, classified as a “child care desert.” “Now, I’m able to attract certified teachers because of our facility. That means the kids are getting high-level education and good quality experience that gets them ready for kindergarten. It’s been really amazing!”

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Birth Detroit

Startup nonprofit, Birth Detroit, is addressing persistent racial disparities in the health care system for birthing persons of color and their children by establishing a new model of care in Detroit, with a goal to open the city’s first freestanding birth center. The center will be Black-led, staffed by Black midwives, and focused on supporting birthing persons of color before, during, and after they give birth to improve health outcomes, strengthen the patient experience, and lower costs as compared to hospitals. IFF supported the project with a facility feasibility analysis. 

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    Michael Goldberg

    Michael Goldberg

    Senior Vice President of Real Estate Solutions
    Meet the Real Estate Solutions Team