#Got Money: Assembling Socially Sustainable Communities


Elizabeth’s guest this week is Ken Daff, Engineer and Managing Director of two leading edge property development companies: Assemble Communities and Make Ventures. The aim of Kris and his team is to assemble and nurture organic communities within large scale urban renewal developments and ‘do good’ while doing business. Their product is designed for people whose housing needs are not being met by the market. His model offers prospective residents the security of a 5 year lease in a new apartment, with the option of buying at a fixed price, when the lease ends. This means they can rent their future home and become part of the local community, while they are saving up to buy it. The first 3 projects are underway in Kensington, with more in the pipeline elsewhere. See for details.