The 7 "JumpSteps" of Residential
Real Estate Development

 Jumpstart uses a collaborative approach to real estate development, emphasizing the sharing of resources and information, because we can do more together than we can do alone. Here are the seven Jumpsteps we incorporate:

Jumpstep 1:

Development Strategy & Team

Explore why it’s wise to invest in a given neighborhood. Assess risk and rewards. Become aware of your expectations. Determine the best strategy for you.

Jumpstep 2:

Source A Property

Where and how to find properties, and what you need to know about an Agreement of Sale.

Jumpstep 3:

Do Your Due Diligence

Consider all possible strengths, weaknesses, and liabilities. Find out the zoning classification. Develop a list of “comps.” Determine financial feasibility.

Jumpstep 4:

Find Your Financing

Identify funding sources. Secure a loan. Use a long-term real estate investment strategy for “buy and holds.”

Jumpstep 5:

Develop Design & Procuring Permits

Learn about creating a scope of work and construction budget; and Clearwater’s governmental departments and how they work with developers.

Jumpstep 6:

Customize Construction

Actively manage the construction process. Work with contractors. Troubleshooting: when everything goes wrong.

Jumpstep 7:

Lease/Manage/Sell Your Property

Market to lease your property. Market to sell. Lease to tenants. Retain tenants: Keep them happy and the cash flowing.


Jumpstart Clearwater would not be made possible without the help of our Advisory Committee

The Jumpstart Clearwater Advisory Committee serves to guide our program bringing a broad base of knowledge, experience and diversity to the table. A dedicated group of community leaders, investors, developers, and nonprofit leaders, our Advisory Committee helped launch and shape Jumpstart Clearwater and we are grateful for their time, talent, energy and commitment.
CEO & Founder

Sarah Davis

Jumpstart Clearwater / Haven of Hope United

President & ceo

Frank Cornier

Tampa Bay Neighborhood Housing


Muhammad Abdur-Rahim

Clearwater Urban Leadership Coalition


Angie Williamson

Philly Office Retail

CEO & Founder

Maurice Davis

Davis Property Partners LLC


Gloria Campbell

Clearwater Urban Leadership Coalition