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Hadley Nelles

Senior Partner, New Commons Development/New Markets

Sector: Private Sector
Discipline: Development
Year: 2022

Hadley Nelles

Senior Partner, New Commons Development/New Markets

Hadley believes that social purpose real estate assets belong in the hands of community. As the Senior Partner leading New Commons Development, she champions this belief through the organization’s commitment to nonprofit and community ownership of affordable housing and civic assets. The New Commons approach to development focuses on implementing innovative housing and development solutions, building local capacity, and strengthening community organizations’ portfolios. Leveraging alternative sources of capital and working through community planning and new housing models, the New Commons team delivers dynamic developments in the GTHA and across the country. Based in Toronto, Hadley leads a development team that is delivering residential and mixed-use projects in a number of different communities, serving diverse populations. Hadley works at the intersection of policy and practice, she is a strategist and practitioner who is advancing affordable housing development and championing new and lasting ways of collaboration in the real estate and development sector. Hadley has a background leading community impact initiatives working in public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. As part of the New Market Funds leadership team, she also works across the platform to support the multifund manager’s mandate to deliver impact investment opportunities, providing both financial returns and lasting community benefit.