Incremental Development Workshop

The workshop is conducted by the Incremental Development Alliance, a national non-profit that works to strengthen neighborhoods through ground-up real estate development.

 This one-day workshop is focused on small scale real estate development and project formation. They take a big picture view of neighborhood-based development to help attendees analyze what makes a good project, how a building makes money, and how small developers interact with the broader ecosystem of professionals in the built environment. By the end of the workshop, aspiring developers will feel more prepared to take the first steps on their own project.

 The workshop will offer specialized training about how to select, design, finance, and construct small projects (i.e., 1-3 stories, less than 20 units).  The course assumes you know a lot about where you live, but not necessarily much about the real estate process or building development. Through presentations on finance, design and site selection, a hands-on practice exercise, and networking with local like-minded people, this will be the first step to becoming a small developer yourself or creating a supportive ecosystem for small development in your community. 

 The workshop is a collaborative effort between the City of Syracuse, the Allyn Foundation, Syracuse Industrial Development Agency, Greater Syracuse Land Bank, Home Headquarters, Environmental Design & Research, and the Home Builders & Remodelers Association.

 Event Details:

What:              Incremental Development Workshop           

When:              Wednesday June 27, 2018

Where:            Marriott Hotel Syracuse 

                        100 East Onondaga Street

                        Syracuse, NY  13202

More information about the event, including registration can be found here:


Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals in construction, design, planning, or real estate looking to either enhance their current practice or make career transition
  • Volunteers or professionals in business associations, main streets associations, historic preservation groups, and neighborhood improvement groups looking to champion incremental development in their communities
  • Public sector professionals in city management, economic development, planning, and related agencies who are looking to make it easier for small development projects to occur in their town
  • Professionals in non-profit development organizations, churches, and community development or housing development organizations who need new strategies for small lot development
  • Private banking professionals specializing in mortgages, commercial real estate loans or SBA loans and professionals as at Community Development Financial Institutions and Community Foundations who want to become more effective investors