Chase Cantrell

Director, Building Community Value, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Chase Cantrell is the founder of Building Community Value (BCV), a community-inspired non-profit based in Detroit, Michigan. BCV's mission is to work closely with distressed and underserved communities to create and support transformational real estate projects. Before developing BCV, Chase specialized in real estate and corporate law - including mergers, acquisitions, sales, and other complex transactions. In collaboration with other community partners and neighborhood residents, Chase seeks to create impactful, resident-led change that improves the built environment, uplifts neighborhoods' cultural assets, and facilitates access to tangible and intangible necessities. Chase's work includes developing creative models for repurposing a portion of Detroit's massive inventory of vacant land-the largest in the United States-into music, art, and pop-up businesses. Chase received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and has been licensed to practice law in Michigan since 2008.


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