Where We Started

Building Hope began in support of Washington, DC charter schools. Our success in the nation’s capital encouraged schools throughout the region to partner with us.

Regional Highlights

Building Hope has brought new opportunities to multiple public school systems, including some of the country’s largest and most diverse.

  • Building Hope has worked on facilities in DC, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
  • We’ve created 4.9 million square feet of space and 49,000 new seats.

they understand

They understand every side of the market. That’s what makes Building Hope great to work with.

Mary Shaffner
Executive Director, DC International
Washington, DC

Completed Projects

Highlighted below are just a few of our completed projects in the region. If you are interested in working with Building Hope, please get in touch with our regional manager.  

Regional Manager

Robin Odland

Robin Odland

President, Building Hope Finance

Robin leads Building Hope Finance’s effort to provide charter schools with tailored, cost-effective facility financing options. He has vast experience in structured finance and in working with non-profits. He began his career in commercial real estate, financing over $3 billion worth of real estate across the US. He also leveraged this background to bring innovative financial structures to non-profit organizations, including Charter schools. Robin divides his time between Washington, DC and Philadelphia. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison..

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