Inclusive, Ethical, Place-Based Developer Training

About PlaceKeepers

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 led development and homeownership at levels that offset the displacement caused by gentrification.


NEOKCR will partner with the Urban Land Institute OKC Chapter, The Mine Fellowship, and Blackspace Oklahoma to develop and facilitate a workshop series designed to provide foundational and localized knowledge of real-estate development. Training topics include History of NE OKC built environment, finding your financing, creating a development strategy, and many more.


Alumni will be paired with some of OKC's top real estate developers to 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:

  • NEOKC Stakeholders

  • Wanting to develop in NEOKC 

  • Doers

  • Hands on

  • Persistent 

  • 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: 

  • Mentors

  • Trainers

  • Co-developers

Become a Sponsor

Would you like to be a PlaceKeepers sponsor or ask questions about the PlaceKeeper program? Please email us at


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