Mission Real Estate Development

Strategic Initiative

Trinity Church Wall Street seeks to help our partners in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion build financial sustainability for ministry through the creative development of assets. Trinity supports this work primarily through grants, training, and real estate advisory services for Anglican/Episcopal provinces, dioceses, and seminaries throughout Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Learn more about Mission Real Estate Development projects supported by Trinity.

In November Trinity Church Wall Street, in partnership with the CEEP Network, will host lay and clergy leaders from the Episcopal Church to explore how parishes may develop their properties to support ministry and serve the needs of their communities. Learn more about this conference, "The Gift of Place: Developing Church Property for Financial Capacity".

In 2020 Mission Real Estate Development grants are available to support feasibility studies and construction/business projects that will generate income for ministry.

Feasibility studies:

Professional assessments of multiple income-generation project opportunities that help the recipient diocese/institution to identify an investment that will suit their market, experience, and financing. 

To receive grant support from Trinity, proposed feasibility studies must:

  • Compare and contrast multiple investment opportunities
  • Produce a bankable document that can be used to secure developer or bank financing
  • Be conducted by independent, professional real estate consultants

Income-generation projects:

Construction/business projects that will serve a primary purpose of generating income for the recipient diocese or institution.  The most common real estate business models pursued by our partners include office; retail; multifamily and student housing; hospitality and conferencing; and schools.

Real Estate Advisory services:

Trinity offers guidance in visioning and transaction structuring for potential real estate development projects, and in grant utilization priorities as well as general organizational and governance considerations for grant administration and project execution.

To receive grant support from Trinity, proposed construction/business projects must have:

  • Completed feasibility study
  • Completed business plan
  • Some existing financial contributions to the project, in the form of local fundraising, loans, or other grant awards

Preference will be given to projects that benefit multiple dioceses or institutions, are in a position to mentor others, and can articulate a clear and compelling ministry use for the profits that will be generated.