The Verde Group, East Baltimore-based Green Builders Sponsor 'Come Home Baltimore' Home Buying Expo and Street Festival

Mayor and Councilman speaking at event, encouraging community renewal efforts in East Baltimore

Mar 16, 2010, 14:02 ET from The Verde Group

BALTIMORE, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verde Group, The Oliver Community Association and Bridge Private Lending sponsor "Come Home Baltimore" Home Buying Expo and Street Festival. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Councilman Bernard "Jack" Young will kickoff the day-long event on March 27 from 11am to 4pm on the 1500 block of North Bond Street. North Bond Street will be blocked off between East Federal Street and East Preston Street. The event is one part of community renewal efforts to attract suburban homebuyers from surrounding Maryland and promote The Heritage at Oliver, The Verde Group's luxury, eco-friendly townhome development in the East Oliver neighborhood. "Come Home Baltimore" will also feature local vendors, live entertainment, door prize giveaways and fun for the whole family.

"This event will show homeowners an urban community which is sustainable yet stylish with community resources available to everyone," says Lloyd Williams, CEO of The Verde Group.


THE VERDE GROUP ( is one of a few African-American green homebuilders in Baltimore, Maryland creating affordable homes made from renewable materials and sustainable energy efficient appliances. In January, CEO Lloyd Williams was recognized with a Special Recognition Award from the U.S. Green Builders Council, Maryland Chapter on The Heritage at Oliver of the 15 homes for mixed-use, mixed-income redevelopment. He was a featured guest on WNYC's The Takeaway Program and BBC Weekday Business Report discussing President Obama's small business initiatives and its effect on Baltimore businesses.


Oliver Community Association (OCA) is a community-based corporation serving the Oliver Community for more than 20 years.  OCA provides assistance to residents with various city support services and organizations.  OCA offers home ownership counseling, support services for community clean ups & referrals, and crime prevention.


Founded by David Borinsky, Bridge Private Lending, LLC is a private investment firm specializing in socially responsible underwriting. Bridge Private Lending ( finances the purchase and rehabilitation of homes in low and moderate-income neighborhoods, where demand for units is strong but institutional sources of financing are scarce.

SOURCE The Verde Group