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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.” 


Kairos Development is a Maryland real estate development and consulting firm based in Anne Arundel County.  Established in 2018, Kairos is a certified 100% minority and women owned business enterprise with certifications from

    • Maryland Department of Transportation
    • Baltimore City
    • Howard County;  and
    • Prince George’s County.

Kairos Development  is a mission driven real estate development and consulting firm committed to producing quality housing that is sustainable, environmentally friendly, economically viable and a valued asset long term to the community in which its sits. Our mission is to foster economic investment opportunities in underserved communities through the creation or preservation of residential housing.  Kairos Development is guided by its core values:

    • Integrity  –  Having strong moral principles is our foundation.
    • Transparency –  Sharing information and having open, candid and straightforward conservations with our clients is our standard.
    • Collaboration  –  Establishing strategic partnerships is the staple to our community economic development strategy. 
    • Quality –  Delivering excellent service and housing solutions to our clients is not optional. 
    • Versatility  – The ability to adapt to changes is necessary and key to achieving results.
    • Diversity  – Celebrating different approaches and points of view is a critical means of driving innovation.
    • Inclusiveness  –  Revitalizing and investing in underserved communities requires all stakeholders doing its part.

As a 100% certified minority owned business, Kairos 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.


Vonnette Harris

President and CEO – Kairos Development, LLC

Vonnette Harris is the Founder and President of Karios Development, LLC, a certified 100% 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 two decades.

Mrs. Harris is a credentialed real estate professional with over twenty years of experience in the construction, development and finance of multifamily, mixed income housing.  She is well versed in the development process including 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, 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 and mixed income housing.  Mrs. Harris has the right combination of passion, experience, drive, vision, and integrity to ensure any development initiative she undertake 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 to overlooked communities needing the technical support and help to change the trajectory of their neighborhoods – creating communities of choice.  

Vonnette is excited to work on this important initiative alongside Enterprise Community Partners and coalition stakeholders, and be part of the inaugural cohort of ERC Fellows