Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2011 (Revised December 2012)

Making Lemonade in Chicago's Troubled Neighborhoods

by Nicolas Retsinas, Jazzmin Lamas and Lisa Strope


This case focuses on the complexities of building a real estate investment company in two Chicago low-income neighborhoods, Roseland and Englewood, during the foreclosure crisis in 2011.

Keywords: real estate; investment management; Financial Management; Social Issues; Investment; Real Estate Industry; Chicago;


Retsinas, Nicolas, Jazzmin Lamas, and Lisa Strope. "Making Lemonade in Chicago's Troubled Neighborhoods." Harvard Business School Case 212-042, November 2011. (Revised December 2012.)