The Rooftops Project

Property Perspectives for Not-for-Profit Organizations

About the Project

The Rooftops Project is an initiative founded and directed by James Hagy, Distinguished Adjunct Professor with the Center for Real Estate Studies at New York Law School.

Project Mission and Goals

The Rooftops Project provides real estate programs and workshops, web and print resources for not-for-profit organizations, with several goals:

  • To be the host of an ongoing dialogue within the community of not-for-profit executives and managers, not-for-profit board members and volunteers, and real estate industry professionals about topics relating to the effective occupancy, use and management of real estate in the social sector.
  • To highlight and celebrate the diverse roles played by real estate (as physical space) in supporting the mission of not-for-profit organizations of every type, from the arts to places of worship, from social and human services to education and advocacy.
  • To increase awareness of the contribution that a disciplined approach to real estate can play in not-for-profit organizations of every size, from those with a single location to those with a national or international presence.

Additional Information and Resources

If you have ideas, suggestions or questions about The Rooftops Project or the role of real estate in the organizational performance of not-for-profit organizations, you may contact James Hagy at