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BH Real Estate

We Build Schools.

Working with impact-minded lenders and investors, we can help your school purchase land for a new facility, renovate an existing facility, or secure and/or guarantee a lease or loan on a facility. Since 2003, we have provided charter schools across the country with more than $295 million in loans and credit enhancements.

What We Can Do For Your School

Our Building Hope Real Estate team collaborates with you to develop and deliver a facility specifically tailored to enhance your educational model and support revitalization of the surrounding community. We also craft affordable lease-to-purchase options, so you don’t have the burden of a high rent while you are growing your program. We take the risks up front, so your school can succeed in the short and long term!

Real Estate Development

We build schools. Bringing your vision for a beautiful educational campus to life from “dirt” to “dream-come-true.” Our team works side-by-side with you to find property, handle zoning, permitting, and to assemble the best team of professionals to execute your dream charter school.

Project Management

We build partnerships. When you need an expert in real estate and construction to manage the all-consuming process of building or renovating a space, we step in to partner with you and make your mission our mission.

Renovations & Upgrades

We build communities. The big box store with ample parking and great street-side access is a gem waiting to be polished. With innovation and experience, our team leads this trend of repurposing non-traditional spaces for innovative educational models that revitalize surrounding neighborhoods.


The dream of a custom-built charter school is within reach with our Lease-to-Purchase program. We create affordable options for schools to be able to thrive while on the path to long-term facilities and financial security.

School Real Estate

Building Hope works closely with each school client to design a financing solution that is right for your needs and your school

Valued Partner

It was heaven working with Building Hope. They were there for us at every step of the way. Now that we're our own landlord, I'm realizing how much I'm going to miss them.

Kelly Davenport
CEO & Co-Founder, Freire Schools
Philadelphia, PA

Building Hope's Impact

We invite you to explore the IMPACT of Building Hope’s work with charter school partners around the country:

Managing Construction so Educators can educate

The complications and time-heavy constraints of a construction process were handed to Building Hope to manage, so the educators could focus on educating while the school build zipped along to an on-time completion for their students.

Our Real Estate Team team supports charter school leaders and staff, so charter schools can best serve the students.

Let's Start a Conversation

For more information about how Building Hope can help your charter school succeed, or to find out how to invest in the mission, please fill out the short form below.

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The dream of a customized educational facility is within your reach. Our expertise, dedication, creativity, and ability to execute provides school leaders with facilities that best serve your students and your budget.

A custom build most often starts with site identification and acquisition. We then take you through the zoning and permitting process. Design work and pre-construction follows. Construction and inspections are next. We manage the entire process through Certificate of Occupancy. The process typically takes 18 months, but sooner you begin, the better. (setting expectations and an overview of the process educates them more than the word “turnkey”)

We front the development costs and provide 100% financing for charter schools, giving you the freedom to focus on your education while we focus on creating an amazing facility for you and your students.


Known as Project Managers or Owner’s Representatives, our team of experts in real estate and construction oversee charter school builds and renovations to ensure successful completion.

We champion your vision at every stage of the project, so you can focus on educating your students while we focus on delivering your school building.


We are the leader in turning big-box stores into Charter Schools. These types of creative re-envisioning provide ample space for schools to grow, while inspiring and revitalizing the surrounding community.

Charter Schools often start in strip malls, churches, basements, and in second-hand school facilities. Because the magic is in the classroom, it works in the short run. In the long run, spaces need upgrades, re-imagining, and additions. We bring seasoned experience to assessing and upgrading existing facilities. Our expertise in managing complicated rezoning and historical building processes ensures that your school has every opportunity to shine.

We manage the construction and design teams to ensure each of our school partners have a facility that uplifts their educational mission and inspires their faculty, families & students!


Building Hope Real Estate provides charter schools an affordable and accessible pathway to a new or renovated facility.

Securing a facility for your students that best serves the needs of your educational model is possible with the help of our experts in charter school finance and real estate. Our development team works directly with charter school leadership on creating a path to ownership that is tailored to your growth plan and community.

Our program offers 100% financing for charter schools, including fronting development costs on your school build. We take the risk, so you can focus on the education and exercise your option to purchase when it makes the most financial sense for your school. When it is time, we can assist with bond or other “take-out” financing to help you realize the dream of owning your facility.

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Thank you for trusting Building Hope with your community’s unique needs. We are excited to learn more about your charter school project and how we can partner to create opportunities for children.