The Right Place To Land – Finding the Best Nest
Season 2 Episode 9 #42
September 22, 2021
Podcast Link: The Right Place To Land – Finding the Best Nest
“There’s no place like home!” In the Wizard of Oz Dorothy said these words and clicked the heels of her ruby slippers three times. Instantly she was transported back to her farm home in Kansas. This makes for an enduring story…but getting into the right home presents a little more of a challenge today. Especially if you live with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. You have many obstacles to contend with, such whether you want a roommate(s), where you will live…house, apartment, condo. Is it better to buy (if the funds are available) or lease? What is the appropriate level of support needed and who will provide supports? How will I fit into the community? Do I want a job or volunteer work to live a full life? Just to name a few. Just about all of these decisions need to be made by the person with disabilities along with their family and other valued advisors. Sound like a lot of work, doesn’t it? Well NESTIDD is an organization that has some good news to share with you! When it comes to selecting the right house, at the right location, with all the needed structural modification, that also meets YOUR definition of “affordable” NESTIDD can make the process much easier for everyone! NESTIDD will even mow the lawn, shovel snow, fix the leaking faucet and provide regular home maintenance. Our interview today is with Andrew Parker, a co-founder and CEO of NESTIDD, a Chicago based company serving the disability community with affordable housing options! Andrew has some exciting information to share with us!
Andrew is a co-founder and CEO of Nestidd, a social impact real estate firm that buys, renovates, leases, and manages homes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Nestidd owns and manages more than 500 homes in 16 states and licenses its Nestidd360° facilities management software to more than 50 I/DD care agencies. Prior to Nestidd, Andrew held positions at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Evergreen Real Estate Services. Additionally, Andrew, along with Nestidd co-founder Tad Ritter, acquired, renovated, and managed more than 25 units of value-add multifamily property in Chicago. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the University of Chicago Law School. He is a member of the Illinois Bar.
Founded in 2017, NESTIDD is an impact real estate firm that finds and buys homes in safe neighborhoods, renovates and customizes them so they are accessible, comfortable, and move-in ready. They are headquartered in Chicago, IL