James Johnson-Piett

Principal and CEO , Urbane Development
New York, NY

  • Equitable Finance
  • Impact Investing
  • Small Business Development
  • Technical Assistance
  • Urban Development
  • Wealth Equality

About James

James is responsible for the overall management of operations and strategic vision for Urbane Development, a community development venture based in New York City. His work focuses on strengthening small businesses operating in under-served communities through market intelligence, technical assistance, and access to capital. Under his leadership, Urbane has worked with over 1000 small businesses, attracted or retained over 1.1 million square feet of commercial/community facility space, and helped raise over $60M in capital in over 50 communities throughout North America. Urbane also acts as a co-developer of commercial and mixed-use real estate in historically disinvested markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.