Faith Communities

A Faithful Approach to Real Estate”

“Everyone understands that commercial real estate is an investment, but only experienced professionals can help you manage your assets in a way that meets the non-material needs of your faith community.”

Church property is sacred space. Holy ground.

But in the eyes of secular society, churches and other faith communities are also subject to specific zoning and regulations that can be difficult for even an experienced business manager to maneuver. If you’re planning to buy, sell, build or lay the groundwork for a growing faith community, you’ll need careful guidance and expertise as you move forward.

At Dutra Cerro Graden (DCG), we offer expert commercial real estate advice and strategic asset development for churches and congregations, helping you make the decisions that are right for your community and your finances every step of the way. At DCG, we pride ourselves on protecting your interests throughout the entire process.

Please get in touch to learn more, or call us today at 925-479-1350.

Community Values + Expert Guidance

The value of any religious property far exceeds its market value. Understanding how to plan strategically to protect your assets and the interests of your community requires skill, sensitivity and know-how.

At DCG, our team helps you:

  • Understand church real estate regulations, processes and options that affect your property assets.
  • Assess your property to determine the true value of your land and facilities.
  • Develop collaborative plans that protect the interests of your community.
  • Develop a long-term, strategic vision for your property that’s in line with your mission and values.
  • Smoothly navigate the transition from renting to owning a facility (or vice versa).
  • Manage your property assets, including finding tenants and looking at options for property usage.

 

Success Story

Although a nationwide organization, the San Jose, California, congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family found themselves facing multiple challenges locally. The sisters felt deeply invested in continuing their century-long ministry in the area, yet their population was declining, which led to a need for consolidating personnel and finances by restructuring some key facilities.

Read more about how DCG helped the Sisters of the Holy Family come up with several options before settling on the decision to subdivide their existing 5.5 acre parcel in a way that would still enable them to continue their ministry.

A Faithful Approach to Real Estate

At DCG, we consider the communities we serve to be just as critical as the bottom line. Our real estate professionals offer an alternative to standard real estate commercial firms, working as devoted partners to ensure the needs and honor the values of community-minded organizations. Everyone understands that commercial real estate is an investment, but only experienced professionals can help you manage your assets in a way that meets the non-material needs of your faith community.

When you choose DCG to manage your assets, our comprehensive consulting, property planning and brokerage services work to protect your interests. Our team is dedicated to partnering with you, researching all of your opportunities and making sure that you fully understand how different options can help you met your goals. Our expertise and focus on faith-based communities helps you to minimize risk and maximize value throughout the church real estate process.

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