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

“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

We have worked on numerous types of financing with Chesapeake Community Advisors over the past ten years.  They have ranged from FHA mark-to-market loans to Fannie Mae financing with various levels of renovations on  developments across the country.  What we have found is that there are very few advisors and partners like CCA who have the expertise to guide a deal literally from day one when looking at the feasibility of a deal  through to the construction and lease-up of a property.  We value working with CCA for their knowledge, ingenuity, dedication and hard work to come up with the best possible outcome for their partners and residents.

Tracy Peters ORIX Real Estate Capital United States, United States