OUR STORY

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Naomi Sabel, Ben Ezinga and Josh Rosen founded Sustainable Community Associates while they were undergraduates at Oberlin College.

At the time, between final exams and worrying about their futures, they had no idea their initial conversations about how to help improve the town of Oberlin would turn into an almost two-decade partnership. Among the common threads over the years have been copious amounts of coffee, amazing mentors, a strong mixture of idealism and realism and the belief that real estate development, when done well, is a synthesis of good business and catalytic change.

SCA owns, manages and maintains all of their properties; working with a dedicated staff who share their vision and sense of stewardship.

OUR HISTORY

IN THE NEWS

"Young, Idealistic, and Now Developers"

THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Oberlin College graduates bridge town-gown divide..."

THE PLAIN DEALER

"Developer trio aims to remake former Fairmont Creamery..."

THE PLAIN DEALER

"The Tappan... apartments, first-floor bakery on Scranton Rd"

THE PLAIN DEALER

“Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up.”

David Orr, Professor at Oberlin College