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About Us

CSG specializes in creating innovative real estate solutions for its clients.  It provides real estate strategic planning, financial analysis, transaction structuring, and other advisory services to Non-profits, Churches, Religious Organizations, Public Entities and Private Landowners. CSG intrinsically understands the challenges mission-driven organizations and public entities often encounter when endeavoring to fulfill their mission objectives while attempting to capitalize on the value of their real estate assets.  


In addition to its strategic real estate advisory business, CSG develops commercial real estate projects in joint venture partnership with non-profit and other for-profit real estate developers. While private sector-minded, with strong local community ties, CSG understands the importance of real estate developments benefiting community residents. CSG aggressively monitors local community and political concerns to ensure strong stakeholder support of its projects. CSG is also strongly committed to creating economic opportunities for other minority and women-owned businesses.


Our real estate development mission is to capitalize on unique and catalytic urban real estate development opportunities. 


CSG’s expertise and experience guarantees results and the firm’s numerous real estate consulting engagements and commercial development successes demonstrate our VALUE.

Simone Goring Devaney

Ms. Goring Devaney has over two decades of experience in the fields of real estate development and finance. She is a principal and co-founder of CSG Urban Partners a real estate consulting and development firm that specializes in public-private and non-profit real estate development and advisory services. Ms. Goring Devaney’s work focuses on the revitalization of urban communities, development finance, and non-profit strategic real estate planning. Prior to creating CSG Urban Partners, she served as Vice President of Real Estate Development with the National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC) where she managed many of the District’s largest public-private real estate projects including over 1.5 million square feet of commercial space and 1,500 housing units. Before joining NCRC, she was Director of Operations at the Fannie Mae American Communities Fund (ACF), a real estate investment fund created to invest capital in emerging communities across the Nation.  Before Fannie Mae, Ms. Goring Devaney was Vice President with the Bank of America Community Development Lending Group responsible for underwriting and managing a real estate loan portfolio of projects in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 
Ms. Goring Devaney received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland.  She was honored by the Washington Business Journal as one of the District of Columbia’s Minority Business Leaders of 2012.

Charles King

Mr. King has over twenty years of real estate, financial and entrepreneurial experience. He is a principal and co-founder of CSG Urban Partners.  Mr. King has provided public, not-for-profit and religious institution clients with strategic planning and real estate advice drawn from a deep understanding of the public-private development process.  He also specializes in creating innovative development strategies for non-profit organizations and institutions that seek to maximize the value of owned real estate assets. Prior to creating CSG Urban Partners, Mr. King was the Acting Executive Vice President for the RLA Revitalization Corporation (RLARC), where he directed the management of the District’s $500 million RLARC real estate portfolio.  Previously, Mr. King was the founder of CEK Corporation, responsible for the due diligence, valuation and disposition of approximately $20 billion in loan and REO assets of the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) and FDIC. Mr. King has worked at leading firms such as Grant Thornton, Julian Studley and Housing Innovations Incorporated where he was Vice President of Real Estate Development responsible for new projects and refinancing of low-income, multi-family development projects across the nation.   
Mr. King received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and a MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

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