EFFICACY Consulting & Development
Welcome to EFFICACY CONSULTING & DEVELOPMENT
Housing and Development Services
Efficacy Consulting and Development, is a true community based urban development firm. We focus on identifying the needs of communities utilizing design build techniques as a strategic way of finding and creating sustainable solutions to rebuilding urban communities. As the Real Estate market continues to expand and become more sophisticated to include multiple layers of funding sources and regulations, Efficacy stands ready to engage stakeholders from grass roots to corporate levels to fulfill their community development needs. Our team embraces and values the thoughts and needs of our clients. By absorbing and expanding on these thoughts, we bring a unique style of synergy that creates universal development projects that aim to revitalize underutilized sites in core urban areas. Efficacy is proud to work with community partners toward the accomplishment of their development and revitalization goals.
Residential development breaks ground in Vandeventer neighborhood
Yaphett El-Amin partners with Kansas City-based Fulson Housing on Finney Place
Yaphett El-Amin and others recently broke ground on Finney Place, occupying the 4200 blocks of C.D. Banks, Finney, and Cook avenues in the city’s Vandeventer neighborhood. Left to right: Monica Cambell, vice president, Community Development Enterprise Bank; Dan Kania, dean of Academic Affairs, Ranken; Nancy Rodney, architect, Rosemann Architects; Kevin Buchek, general contractor, Roanoke Construction; Alderman Terry Kennedy; Committeeman Jessie Todd; El-Amin, developer; state Senator Jamilah Nasheed; Jeff Smith, executive director, Missouri Workforce Housing Association; Tarold Davis, vice president, Fulson Housing Group; Charles Quincy Troupe.
Fifteen years ago, Yaphett El-Amin was a state representative who wanted to revitalize the North St. Louis neighborhoods that she represented. She saw herself as a future state senator, maybe even a congresswoman someday, making policy that would uplift her community.
She never imagined back then that she would be rolling up her sleeves and redeveloping these neighborhoods herself – no longer in the rarefied air of the state Capitol, but one block at a time as an affordable housing developer.
“I grew up in a family of builders like my father, who used his carpentry skills to rehab our little North Side bungalow and make room for me and my siblings,” said El-Amin. “So I’m thrilled to be doing this work that both takes me back to my roots and rejuvenates our community.”