Category: Steering Committee.
Winter/Spring Newsletter

IMPORTANT! ALL-MEMBER MEETING MAY 29TH!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm

WHERE: Central Brooklyn Public Library

10 Grand Army Plaza, Info Commons

B41, 2, 3, B, Q

Please RSVP here. New members welcome.

WE WANT TO KNOW:

WHY You desire…

  • to buy the building your space is in & need more $$$
  • to sell a commercial space you own, but want to make sure it will continue to be affordable/serve neighbors
  • to contribute to an innovative project to prevent the displacement of small businesses, community spaces, cultural centers, coops, artists, and more across NYC
  • to be qualified invest your savings
Fall 2017 Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS!

New Board Elections on November 12th!

Join us for Board Elections of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative at our next All-Member Meeting! Sunday, November 12 from 3pm to 6pm at Prime Produce (424 West 54th St, between 9th & 10th Aves., Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, NY 10019): A, C, B, D, 1 at Columbus Circle or 50th Street.  Run for the Board of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (or nominate someone you know)!

A message from the Nominating Committee:

We, the Nominating Committee, have been hard at work planning for the election, where YOU will select the

April 2017 Committee Reports

All-Member Quarterly Meeting- MAY 7th!

We invite all members of the REIC, as well as anyone interested in joining our cooperative, to our Spring 2017 quarterly All-Member Meeting! Join us to hear updates from our Founding Board, view the roadmap for us moving forward that was developed at our strategic planning meeting in March, hear report-backs from committees, and get more involved by joining a new working group. Also on the agenda – an interactive session where REIC members new and old can learn and ask questions about our business model and structure.

Come 10 minutes early or stay 10

March 2017 Committee Reports

Report-back on the NYC REIC Organizational Planning Meeting

The Founding Board, led by Oksana, held a well-attended organizational planning meeting to plan our strategy and a timeline for the long-term, over the course of the next year. The workshop sessions were facilitated by Lauryl Berger-Chun at Mayday Community Space, and we started with a delicious Lebanese lunch from another (woman-owned and run) cooperative, Emigre Gourmet.

The workshop sessions allowed for the greatest inclusion of member input and discussion, as we thought about where the REIC stands now, where we are trying to get over the coming year, and

February 2017 Committee Reports

Join us for the NYC REIC Organizational Planning Meeting
Mayday Community Space
176 St. Nicholas Street
Bushwick,Brooklyn
Sunday, March 5th
12:00-4:00pm

We are at a point in the NYC REIC’s trajectory where we are actively considering investment projects, thinking about fundraising, and generally deciding what the NYC REIC is going to look like in the near future.

To make sure the NYC REIC develops intentionally and with member input, the Founding Board is hosting a facilitated organizational planning session. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here by February 27, 2017.

As this will be a sequential, facilitated meeting,

December 2016 Committee Reports

REIC U Update

Thursday, Dec. 15! REIC U Film screening/discussion and potluck dinner at Union Docs!

7-11pm at UnionDocs

322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

We will be screening Kelly Anderson’s 2012 documentary, “My Brooklyn,” the story of her journey to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. It raises questions of how we can heal the deep racial wounds embedded in our urban development patterns, and how we can become active in fixing a broken city planning process. We will hold breakout discussions after the film to discuss its themes and their applications

Does It Fit Us? An activity for learning to see potential NYC REIC projects

The Draft Project Selection Criteria (version 8), created by members of our Scoping Committee, is a checklist that can be applied to potential properties to see if they fit our scope. It will only let through projects that fit our mission of investing in permanently affordable space for community, small business and cultural use in NYC.

Our goal is for all our member-investors to be able to participate in finding the right projects for us. The Draft Project Selection Criteria is like a pair of glasses: when member-investors wear them, opportunities become visible.

This brief activity was created by