Episode 33 | Part One: Richard Sciortino, Co-founder, Brinshore Development.

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Katie welcomes ChangeMaker Richard Sciortino, the Co-founder of Brinshore Development, to the podcast. Richard has over three decades of housing and economic development experience and now serves as President of BCM, LLC, the construction arm of Brinshore Development where he directs acquisition, planning, development, and construction activities.

About Richard Sciortino:
Prior to co-founding Brinshore, Rich served with the City of Chicago and initiated the Chicago Abandoned Property Program (CAPP) for the City of Chicago. The program was designed to acquire and redevelop abandoned buildings, and it has fostered community development while revitalizing Chicago’s historical building stock. Rich also was Vice-President and Partner with a national residential housing developer, and he was a senior member of the firm’s development team.

Rich serves on the Board of Advisors for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC/Chicago), which promotes neighborhood development by supporting local organizations. He also serves as the Board Chairman for All Chicago, the lead agency for Chicago’s Continuum of Care, which supports initiatives to prevent homelessness. In addition, he is on the Board of the Rebuild Foundation, which promotes neighborhood revitalization through art and cultural place making.