Gateway City Development and CoRadius are partnerships between Na’im Gray and Matthew & Christine Sisul and Laura Sisul to develop and invest in the St. Louis Metro area. The partners have a strong history of residential community development, particularly in the neighborhoods of the City of St. Louis, with an emphasis on historic preservation and quality, affordable housing. Their aim is to continue their work and grow with the areas they serve with their future development efforts and investments.
Since 2004, Na’im Gray has consistently been involved in the production and property management of residential housing both as a member of the McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS) family of companies and with a personal portfolio of real estate investments. One of the last few local projects Na’im completed as a member of the MBS team, are two successful local projects Arlington Grove and North Sarah (a HUD Hope VI grant) in North St Louis City.
In 2014 Na’im created Custom Rehabs that was designed to replicate a 203K loan product. This model works with prospective homebuyers to purchase and rehabilitate homes of their choice, with an initial contractual commitment from the buyer. Additionally, Na’im works with start-ups to customize and finish-out commercial spaces for occupancy. A second segment of his business is generated from partnerships with large scaled non-profits to provide consultant level support with grants to plan for redevelopment in their respective areas or words. The consultative support includes grant writing and managing all aspects of both residential and small commercial projects. Na’im has experience with HOME Investment Partnership, and Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and Affordable Housing Trust Funds and with both rehabilitation and new construction. Na’im also owns a residential portfolio of both multi-family and single-family rental homes in the St. Louis area.