EP 336: Why You Should Consider Holistic Real Estate Development with Sandra Glenn

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Welcome ladies to the Real Estate InvestHER Show. On today's episode, we have a very special guest, Sandra Dungee Glenn! Sandra is the Founder Partner of The Collective, a group of Black real estate developers advancing social impact development in Philadelphia. She has over 40 years of experience in public policy, electoral politics, education, and community organizing, and has served in executive positions. Sandra is skilled in creating public engagement strategies and managing political and institutional relationships and is an experienced convener who brings diverse stakeholders together to tackle multi-faceted urban issues.


We will be discussing how real estate can be more than just a way to make money - it can also have a positive social impact on communities. Sandra shares her experience using real estate to improve health, wealth, and wellness in Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey. She also shares her wisdom on navigating the male-dominated world of real estate with confidence and self-worth. Plus, we discuss the importance of engaging with and being a part of the local community when investing in real estate, and why it's crucial to measure tangible outcomes from projects.


Ladies, this is a perfect episode for anyone interested in using real estate to make a positive impact in their community. Don't forget to share it with other women who might benefit from Sandra's insights and experiences.



 ·        “When you're being tested with your time, with anything in your in your life, just remember the training that you had and where you were going.” (05:30 – 05:41)

·        "Holistic development is when you can use the real estate, the physical asset to address health, wealth, and wellness of the people there, and you are investing in them as opposed to displacing them”. (13:44 - 13:57)

·        “We have to make sure that the decisions are in the hands of developers who understand and know how to protect the value of community neighborhoods.” (25:19 - 25:29)

·        “I think what is most important is not being afraid to talk and connect [with the communities] And even in some cases negotiating with them because they have to be a part of the process and not be seen as the last step of the process.” (33:40 - 33:59)

·        “You have to start with the vision and the will. You have to really want to do it, and it has to be important to you. It has to be a priority. And then the how gets a little easier.” (42:15 – 42:26)


Connect with Sandra:

Website: https://www.thecollectivephl.com/

Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-dungee-glenn-833b1b14/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandraDungeeGlenn/


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