re(BUILD) Tulsa Developer Academy

TEDC launched re(BUILD)Tulsa, formally known as Build Tulsa, in January 2022. The initiative provides education and funding for nonprofit and for-profit residential developers, specifically BIPOC and women.

We define Re(BUILD) as the following:

    • Building resilient and equitable neighborhoods through:
      • BIPOC-led
      • Urban
      • Infill
      • Land
      • Development.
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The Developers Academy (DA) provides specialized training for participants interested in real estate development.


The goal of the DA is to provide developers of color with the institutional knowledge, social networks, and trust-based capital they need to be the producers and front-end beneficiaries of systems change, rather than consumers of the end-product.


BIPOC developers are equipped to lead redevelopment efforts, through the creation of affordable and workforce housing units.

Partnership with SPARK CDI Omaha, National Development Council and Freddie Mac


Cohort 3 Launch -  January 2023

Commitment:  3 weeks

1/30-2/3 - online only from 12-1pm

  2/6-2/10 -  in-person from 9am-4pm

2/13-2/16 - one-hour scheduled consultation with facilitator via Zoom;

2/17 -  in-person Capstone presentations


Now Accepting Applications

Cost to You:  $500

**Scholarships Available**

Payment Due at start of course.


reBUILD Developers Academy Classroom

Program Details

The course is designed to assist emerging real estate developers with their professional development goals.

  • Provide access to training in the fundamentals of real estate development
  • Create networking opportunities to develop formal and informal business relationships with each other
  • Develop a supportive ecosystem that includes lenders, grant makers, city staff and mentors
  • Create opportunities to access financing for their projects

When selecting Developer Academy participants, we will focus on experience, track record and readiness.

We are looking for individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset who already have a basic understanding of real estate development.

 An ideal candidate would have already gained some initial experience functioning as a real estate developer – even if their attempt at real estate development ultimately didn’t succeed.


Deep Dive Sessions

Deep-Dive information sessions offer professional networking and quality learning opportunities for all real estate development professionals, including our Developer Academy graduates, new recruits, and our for-profit and nonprofit housing development peers.


Deep Dive sessions coming soon.

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For more information contact:


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