ABOUT CATALYST VENTURES DEVELOPMENT (CVD)
Boston is a city of firsts. From the very beginning of American history, with the shot heard around the world, the people of Boston and Massachusetts have taken pride in being at the forefront of innovation and revolutionary civic planning.
The first public library, the first African American Meeting House, the first public school, the first subway, the first public garden - the lists of Boston firsts are lengthy and are hallmarks of Boston’s commitment to the health and well being of its citizens. As a city, we should take collective pride in our achievements. And as a city, we must share collective shame in the lack of economic opportunity within our minority communities. In January 2016, the Brookings Institute named Boston as the city with the highest income inequality overlap, making Boston first at being worst.
It is my mission to tip that balance and be a catalyst that helps position Boston as a leader in the fight against income inequality by facilitating opportunities for minority owned businesses. Our purpose is to create high-quality scaled projects which utilize significant black and brown businesses and to provide investment opportunities to black and brown people. If you are ready for change, are interested in innovative enterprises and want to be a part of the solution.
ABOUT CATALYST RCP
Catalyst Ventures Development and Redgate partnered in 2019 to form Catalyst RCP a joint venture with the goal of expanding wealth and opportunity for people of color through real estate development and investments. Led by Managing Principal Darryl Settles alongside Redgate Principals Kyle Warwick and Greg Bialecki, Catalyst RCP is a 51%/49% minority-owned entity. The partnership allows the two firms to pursue real estate investment development projects together and provide opportunities to minority business enterprises (MBEs) and women business enterprise (WBEs) businesses. Catalyst RCP seeks to be the spark that redefines the meaning of inclusivity in real estate. Since 2016, Redgate and Catalyst have invested in and developed urban projects together.
CONSIDER US YOUR BOSTON PARTNER
SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIPS WITH MATURE MINORITY-OWNED ENTERPRISES
SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIPS WITH BOSTON'S BUSINESS COMMUNITY
SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIPS WITH CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS
SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIPS WITH MAJOR NONPROFIT LEADERS
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