Inclusive, Ethical, Place-Based Developer Training
PlaceKeepers (PK) is a real estate and small business development program designed to empower and equip Black residents and stakeholders of NEOKC. PK will help to overcome generations of intentional suppression by engaging residents as real- estate developers, business owners, and job creators. By using proven models of training and mentoring, seamlessly integrating with NEOKCR’s Developer Network and Impact Investment Fund, PK is expected to increase Black lead development and homeownership at levels that offset the displacement caused by gentrification.
NEOKCR will partner with the Black Chamber of Commerce, Urban Land Institute OKC Chapter, The Mine Fellowship, and Blackspace Oklahoma to develop and facilitate a 4-week workshop series designed to provide foundational and localized knowledge of real-estate development.
Mentor and Co-developer pairings that further train, connect, mobilize, and empower budding entrepreneurs to revitalize NEOKC neighborhoods and communities.
The NEOKC Developer Network (NDN) will leverage relationships between PK alumni, mentors, and instructors, along with developers and real-estate professionals throughout OKC to establish networking activities designed to connect aspiring and experienced NEOKC developers and metro area developers to accelerate professional growth within the real estate industry and facilitate future opportunities.
We are currently accepting applications for PlaceKeepers and Allies to join our First Cohort!
Become a PlaceKeeper
PlaceKeepers is looking for individuals that are:
Wanting to develop in NEOKC
Authentic and Trustworthy
Have a project in mind
Become an Ally
Do you have real estate development experience, and would like to help aspiring developers get started in the industry?
Mentors can serve in one or more of the following capacities: