Dutra Cerro Graden White Papers

DCG is committed to using its talents and passion to help build and strengthen communities – this includes providing information and insight leaders need to make the best decisions for their organizations.

5 Things Every Church Leader Should Know About Real Estate

With California land values appreciating more than 3,000 percent since 1975, a recent Wall Street Journal article reported that church sales of surplus real estate assets has become a billion-dollar business in the United States, and one that has triggered a new kind of California “Gold Rush”. This comes at a time when today’s church leadership has to grapple with myriad challenges – membership expansion or contraction, repairs and maintenance, and needed upgrades to technologies and the physical building – that require a deeper knowledge of real estate. The pressure to understand the complex world of real estate has forced faith leaders to take on an uncomfortable new responsibility – one that isn’t taught at seminary.

DCG has worked with churches across California – helping them determine how to best leverage their property as a resource and asset to meet their short and longer term ministry objectives. Our expertise lies in helping leadership marry their strategic plans with their resource and funding potential – and providing the information and insight they need to make the best decisions for their ministry. Whether or not you have decided that a real estate transaction may be the right option for your institution, it’s good to understand how to best position your church for success. We’ve captured the five most critical considerations, and share them with you, in hopes of helping you achieve the most positive outcome for your ministry.

5 Things Every Church Leader Should Know About Real Estate

4 Steps for Non Profits

The economic boom in California has many nonprofits concerned about the real estate market having a negative impact on their long-term sustainability – a recent study showed two out of every three respondents saying they will have to make a decision about moving within the next five years. This guide offers 4 things to consider as you weather the challenges of the Bay Area real estate market while seeking to achieve the most positive outcome for your organization and the community you serve.
4 Steps for Non Profits

The Workforce Housing Advantage: An innovative approach to ease California’s teacher shortage while boosting educational opportunities

The issue of housing costs is of particular importance for public school districts to recruit and retain high-quality teachers, administrators, classified workers and other employees. The concept of workforce housing offers a unique opportunity to ease the housing burden on school employees and their families. With public school districts own more than 125,000 acres of land statewide, this guide helps leaders explore the option of developing teacher housing on the underutilized or surplus land in their district.
The Workforce Housing Advantage