Partner Spotlight: Progressive Urban Real Estate

Progressive Urban Real Estate (PURE) appreciates neighborhood living. With 35 years of experience serving the City of Cleveland and its First Suburbs, the full-service real estate firm has a deep knowledge of the Northeast Ohio property market. Their experience is just one of the many reasons why the Cuyahoga Land Bank has partnered with PURE to market some of its newly constructed homes.

Founded in 1986, when property in Cleveland was sometimes deemed a dicey investment, PURE has spent the last 35 years promoting and marketing the quality of life and amenities central to urban living. “Real estate is always a risk,” says Andrea Bruno, Real Estate Officer at the Cuyahoga Land Bank. “Progressive Urban Real Estate agents are experts at selling homes, especially in the urban neighborhoods in which the Cuyahoga Land Bank is developing new construction homes and renovating blighted properties.”

The Cuyahoga Land Bank has partnered with the Cleveland-based real estate firm to sell several of its recent new home construction projects – two in Ohio City, and two in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. In many cases, PURE was able to identify a buyer and have the property under contract before construction was complete.

PURE recently sold these two Cuyahoga Land Bank single family new construction homes in Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.

“Working with the Cuyahoga Land Bank is great,” says David Sharkey, President and Co-Owner of Progressive Urban Real Estate. “They are committed to building affordable rehabs and new construction while working to bring new homes to markets that have been overlooked. The other thing that I appreciate is that they ask for advice, whether it be about the real estate market, construction or architectural, and are willing to work together with the entire team to come up with the best solutions,” says Sharkey.     

“It is a pleasure working with Progressive Urban Real Estate and David Sharkey – David offers a wealth of knowledge with each project we work on with him. Not only does PURE provide valuable market analysis and competitively achieve asking price, but they are also committed and rooted in the development of Cleveland neighborhoods. It is important to have a realtor partner who understands the value of both,” says Bruno.

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