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Gina Merritt

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Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures

Founded Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures, participated in development of more than 7,500 housing units

Founded Project Community Capital to connect those in low-income communities with jobs

Gina Merritt is founder of Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures (NREUV), LLC, and has over 26 years of hands-on real estate development, finance, construction, and asset management experience. She has participated in the development of over 7,500 units of housing and has underwritten approximately $4.5 billion in real estate development transactions. NREUV has offices in DC, Baltimore and Cleveland, and works on projects around the country.

Merritt also founded Project Community Capital® (PCC), a social capital platform that connects people in low-income communities with jobs. This ensures that subcontractors with socio-economic goals from state and federal funding can meet their requirements by connecting them with individuals who are “Ready-To-Work.”

In addition to PCC, Merritt created Heighten the Hustle, an entrepreneurship accelerator, which helps those living in the communities surrounding development projects who have side hustles.

She has a strong commitment to community-led development and affordable housing with comprehensive services, believing that employment, healthcare and child care is critical to building economic empowerment for all.

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Gina Merritt as one of Washington, DC’s 2022 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.

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