Helping You Chart the Course

  • Before there was GPS, radar and sonar to guide them, ships at sea had to rely on the skills of their navigator to make it safely home. An experienced navigator’s knowledge of reefs and shoals, winds and weather, tides and currents made him far more valuable than the captain when it came to not sailing off the edge of the world.

  • At Chesapeake Community Advisors, our experienced team of specialists stands ready to help you chart the best course to the successful completion of your real estate development project. CCA has the know-how to guide you past any pitfalls or problems that may arise and ensure smooth sailing towards realizing the maximum value of your project, regardless of its scope or complexity.

Remembering Ben

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ben Etheridge, our dear friend and colleague.

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What Others Are Saying About Us

We were aspiring to take one of our HUD projects through a LIHTC transaction to receive much needed rehab of a senior building in Detroit.  We weren’t equipped to handle the process ourselves and not knowing where to turn, CCA came highly recommended by a colleague.  We haven’t looked back since.  David Prout and the CCA team guided us and the nonprofit owners through the full development process.  They took the worries out of our hands and led us down the path.  Their vast knowledge of the LIHTC process; working with he governmental agencies; obtaining LP investors and the smooth construction process during the tenant in place rehabs were over the top.  They are true leaders in the industry.  We have since taken three other projects through the process and another in the pipline. 

Margaret Davey Paragon Management, Inc. Detroit, Michigan

“I have worked with the principals of Chesapeake since the inception of Cinnaire in 1993. They have proven to be the most highly skilled and knowledgeable group of professionals we have ever worked with in this industry. Their creative and entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and finance have made them the number one choice for Cinnaire to assist us in complex and difficult real estate transactions. The use of Chesapeake in our Housing Tax Credit Year 15 disposition strategies has produced results for our investors that were beyond their expectations and has been a model we use in all of our disposition strategies. They are real estate experts extraordinaire with the added benefit of being socially minded. They not only care about the investor and owner benefits but also take into account a positive outcome for the residents.”

Mark McDaniel Cinnaire Lansing, MI

“RPS engaged CCA in 2005 to assist in the disposition of RPS’s affordable housing portfolio, which consisted of over eighty properties, located throughout the country. The successful conclusion to our portfolio disposition is in large part attributable to Ben and David and their team at CCA. Though faced with a multitude of problems, including properties with extensive deferred maintenance, difficult regulatory agencies and severely distressed financial markets, CCA brought resolutions to our issues that were consistently satisfactory to all parties concerned. The depth and scope of CCA’s expertise in the many facets of the affordable housing industry proved invaluable. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with such a group of professionals.”  

Patricia Green RPS Corporation