Wesley Community Development 


Wesley Community Development is a leader in helping faith-based organizations repurpose their assets to serve the community and missional engagement. Wesley is an innovative non-profit real estate firm uniquely qualified to shepherd clients through this transformational journey.


TO DATE

  • 28 Properties brokered for over $10.3 million in gross sales
  • 65 Seeds of Change participants from both the NC and WNCC Conferences
  • Developed over $70M in the new or renovated property; 554,891 square feet
  • Eight multifamily projects developed totaling 328 units; 1,020 units in full portfolio
  • 56 properties currently under management including churches, parsonages, cemeteries, conference offices, district offices, and a mission response center
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2020

  • Awarded NCHFA LIHTC and City of Charlotte Housing Trust Fund funding for Mineral Springs Commons located on the former Cole Memorial UMC site. The 73-unit senior multi-family complex in Mecklenburg County will be joined by a new church start, commercial office space, retail space, and a presence of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte student Christian Coalition
  • Leased and completed the 15,000 square foot upfit of the WNCC Conference Center for Ryan Homes and NVR. This leased space makes the Conference Center self-supporting
  • Serve as a Owner’s Representative for Harrisburg UMC in Cabarrus County for campus renovations and addition. Completed in November 2020.
  • Partnered with an institutional investor to acquire a $61M portfolio of affordable housing properties
  • Completed a full inventory of the real estate assets of the WNCC resulting in 14,771,978 square feet, 7,692 acres, and 2,785 parcels
  • Began the development of detailed interactive GIS/database of properties incorporating substantial infrastructure and demographic data 
  • Awarded CAHEC Property of the Year Award for Prosperity Ridge
  • Church consulting; 29 engagements (Through 10/1/20)

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2019

  • Became a fully licensed North Carolina real estate firm with three brokers on staff
  • Completion of Cascade Garden, a 68-unit senior multi-family complex in Iredell County
  • Awarded contract for the Property & Asset management of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church 
  • Awarded a 5-year contract for brokerage activity in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church 
  • Completion of Prosperity Ridge, a 60-unit senior multi-family complex in Cabarrus County 
  • Awarded grant from The Duke Endowment to grow the work on church real estate asset transitions 
  • Church consulting; 31 engagements
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2018

  • Development of the new WNCC Conference Center, a 30,000 square foot class A office building that achieved LEED Gold and is supported by an 85kw net-metered rooftop solar array. The Conference and Metro District occupy the second floor
  • Continued assessments of church campuses to evaluate usage and further community engagement with the Seeds of Change program
  • Church consulting; 9 engagements

2017

  • Named Owner’s Representative for the development of the WNCC Conference Center 
  • Website launch to highlight additional services offered beyond housing including real estate development and church consulting
  • Redeveloped Central UMC in Mecklenburg County to accommodate a five-star multi-cultural preschool

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2016

  • Completion of Rocky Mount UMC development including a 600-seat multipurpose sanctuary, classrooms, and office space in Iredell County 
  • Inaugural Seeds of Change class was held in Mecklenburg County with 8 churches from across NC  

2015

  • Awarded a grant by The Duke Endowment to create Seeds of a Change training program for churches to begin the analysis of real estate assets owned and ways to reposition those assets for better missional and community engagement 
  • Completion of Arbor Glen, a 50-unit senior multi-family complex in Caldwell County
  • Housing North Carolina Award received for Willow Pond, an affordable multi-family housing complex in Davie County
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2014

  • Completion of Willow Pond, a 50-unit senior multi-family complex in Davie County
  • Completion of Timber Ridge, a 50-unit multi-family complex in Rutherford County


Rev. Toni Ruth Smith, Co-Pastor of Harrisburg United Methodist Church

2013

  • Acquired Wesley Hollows a 20-unit multi-family complex in Yadkin County
  • Housing North Carolina Award received for Wesley Heights, an affordable supportive housing community in Alexander County


2012

  • Acquired Oakwood II, a 24-unit multi-family complex in Yadkin County


Rev. Dr. Mark King, Western NC Conference Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services

2011

  • Completion of Wesley Heights, a 6-unit supportive house complex in Alexander County


2002-2010

  • Formation of Wesley Community Development Corporation to build affordable energy-efficient single-family homes in rural North Carolina 
  • 85 single family homes were built and credit counseling was offered prior to move in for all new homebuyers
  • In 2005, Wesley CDC was given the Housing North Carolina Award for Westglow, an affordable single-family home community in Iredell County
  • During this time Wesley, districts and churches affiliated with this work were awarded 13 grants by The Duke Endowment to support the continuation of affordable housing in Western North Carolina


Rev. Lynda Ferguson, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Asheboro

Brokerage/Real Estate

Wesley Community Development is a fully licensed North Carolina real estate firm with expertise in specialty commercial properties including church campuses
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Consulting

Consulting services are available for active clients seeking to engage a wider audience beyond traditional methods.
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Housing

Since our inception in 2002, our purpose remains in affordable housing development.
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