Charter schools have one fundamental mission: providing the best
education possible for every student. At CSDC, we know that
accomplishing that mission requires a safe, comfortable, and
inspiring learning environment that meets the needs of students,
teachers, and administrators – right now, and as your charter
school continues to grow.
CSDC’s Turnkey Development Program helps charter schools turn
their “facility vision” into reality. We’re the real estate
experts, so you don’t have to be. Our “lease-to-own” model lets you
focus on your educational mission while we focus on the business of
financing, designing and constructing a facility built to suit the
unique needs of your school model, student population and
Our expert staff understands the complexities of real estate
development and how to deliver a customized “turnkey” solution to
each charter school client for lease with option-to-purchase.
Leasing from CSDC as an interim step to ownership enables our
tenant schools to establish a record of sound business practices
and good academic results, setting the stage for long term
stability and success.
CSDC offers flexible terms to meet your school’s strategic
- Short or long term lease with options to extend
- Fixed and below-market rent escalations
- Fixed-price purchase option set at commencement of the lease
and exercisable at any time
- A development process that is completely transparent using an
“open book” approach to account for all project costs
The bottom line is that the “nonprofit developer difference”
translates into a cost savings that is passed directly through to
our charter school clients, resulting in more affordable facilities
and more facility for the taxpayer buck.
Consulting and Fee Developer Services
Perhaps your school is already in a position to purchase its own
facility, but lacks the expertise to manage the development
process. School only starts once a year – don’t risk missing
critical deadlines, blowing your budget or distracting your staff
with development and construction issues. Partner with CSDC and
outsource project management – and headaches – to us! We’ll oversee
the entire process on your behalf – from initial site design and
financial modeling through permitting and construction to final
punch list and opening day of school. We’ll ensure you get top
quality facilities, on budget and on time.
CSDC’s fee developer program provides an invaluable service to
successful, expanding charter schools that recognize the benefits
of outsourcing their facility needs to an experienced developer on
a complete, “turnkey” basis. Here’s just one example.
Building on Our Success!
CSDC has developed over 4.4 million square
feet of educational facilities. Many
of the schools that were CSDC’s clients and tenants have gone
on to successfully purchase their buildings from us – establishing
“permanent homes” for themselves as community institutions. Check out some
of these success stories.
CSDC has regional design-build partners that offer the best
in facilities design and construction to CSDC and the schools we
serve. As a result, CSDC can offer turnkey
facilities for lease with option-to-purchase, or simply as a
fee developer, to highly qualified charter schools anywhere in
CSDC’s real estate development services offer convenience,
solutions and results! To find out more about CSDC’s Turnkey
Development Program and other services, visit our FAQ page
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“Charter Schools Development Corporation was critical
in the acquisition and development of our new facility.
Without their expertise and financing, we would not have been able
to acquire a facility for our growing student population.
Their professionalism and responsiveness to our specific needs
created a positive working relationship throughout the whole
– Lisa Fink, Board President, Adams Traditional Academy,