ABOUT US

Vonnette Harris

OUR LEADERSHIP

About Us

Kairos Development, LLC, is a Maryland real estate development and consulting firm based in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  Established in 2018, Kairos Development is a certified 100% minority and woman owned business enterprise, led by Vonnette Harris.  Kairos Development’s mission is to foster economic investment in underserved communities throughout the greater Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area through the creation or preservation of:
 
      §  Affordable Workforce Housing, 
      §  Mixed Income Housing;
      §  Mixed Use Residential Housing; and   
      §  Community Resource Centers 

As a certified minority and woman owned business, Kairos Development looks to partner with for-profit developers, community-based non-profits, faith-based organizations and local municipalities to bring redevelopment initiatives from concept to completion.  Building community consensus for any redevelopment project requires a leader with vision, strong interpersonal skills, an effective listener, and avid communicator to envision the possibilities of an underserved community.  Additionally, Kairos Development understands the importance of assembling the right team of professionals to achieve the desired product.      

Kairos Development is certified by the Maryland Department of Transportation, the City of Baltimore, Howard County and Prince George's County as 100% minority and women owned business enterprise.    

KAIROS LEADERSHIP

Vonnette Harris is the Founder and President of Karios Development, LLC, a certified 100% minority and woman owned Maryland based real estate development and consulting firm, focused on expanding opportunities of community economic development and investment in underserved areas throughout the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.  Mrs. Harris has a long-standing commitment to providing sustainable and high-quality housing solutions for low to moderate income families, as evidenced by her participation in the affordable housing industry for more than a decade.    

Mrs. Harris is a credentialed real estate professional with over eighteen years of experience in the construction, development and finance of multi-family, mixed income housing.  She is well versed in the development process to include site selection and acquisition, project feasibility and market demand, community engagement and entitlements, project financing, project management, construction management, lease up, continued occupancy and compliance.  Throughout her career, Mrs. Harris has completed over $230 million dollars of mixed financed transactions throughout the Mid-Atlantic.  She has worked in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia and North Carolina.  Product types have included the substantial renovation and new construction of a large scattered site development, the new construction of multiple mid-rise developments for seniors and families and the adaptive reuse of several historic structures into multifamily housing.  Mrs. Harris has significant experience in executing complex real estate transactions; maintaining a working knowledge of the various funding tools and resources available for the creation or preservation of affordable workforce and mixed income housing.  Mrs. Harris has the right combination of passion, experience, drive, vision, and integrity to ensure any development initiative she undertakes is a success.   

Mrs. Harris started Kairos Development because of her desired to assisted historically disadvantaged and underinvested communities of color.  Addressing housing inequities is one of Mrs. Harris’ passion.  Quality housing should be a fundamental right in this country not a privilege.  A person’s zip code should not dictate a person’s potential or future.   As such, Mrs. Harris has taken all that she has learned in her professional career to become a resource for overlooked communities needing the technical support and help to charge the trajectory of their neighborhoods - creating communities of choice.   

Our Story

Motivated by a passion to serve, Kairos Development, LLC, produces quality housing and provides exceptional technical supp​ort...

OUR STORY

Motivated by a passion to serve, Kairos Development, LLC, produces quality housing and provides exceptional technical support to community based and faith-based nonprofits striving to improve the present conditions of their communities. Lead by an unwavering belief that quality housing is a fundamental right and not a privileged, Vonnette Harris founded Kairos Development to address the growing disparities between neighborhood conditions in disinvested and underserved communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.  “A person’s zip code should not predetermine or dictate a person’s potential, opportunity or future.”