Indiana

Marketplace

Commonwealth's key value proposition is increasing high quality deal flow for our investors.

Read below to learn more about our leading opportunities in Indiana.

COhatch

COhatch is an innovative co-working concept that aims to become the new Town Hall for America. Opposite the big box model for co-working, COhatch builds a dozen or so small units in each community to restore historic properties (fire stations, libraries, churches), offer a mix of work and recreational space, and create intentional strategies to uplift the faith-based nonprofit community in the world.

Full Circle Development

There is a lack of single-family, median-priced housing in urban Indianapolis. Likewise, the majority of downtown Indianapolis neighborhoods are not enjoying the current housing growth. Full Circle Development wants to fix that. Full Circle Development is a real estate investment fund creating real social impact in Indianapolis. Their mission is to invest in disinvested neighborhoods with market-rate homes to help more neighbors call Indy home.

POLK Stables

The POLK Stables, a three story, 21,000 square foot industrial building circa 1888, represents a transformative redevelopment opportunity in one of downtown Indianapolis’ most dynamic and diverse neighborhoods. Once the mule stables for the POLK Sanitary Milk Company complex, the building is now in serious despair. The POLK Group’s vision is to bring the building back to life through a cross-pollination of arts and industry anchored by a sense of place. The Polk building is located in Indianapolis at 16th Street & the Monon Trail, which is the first Lift Indy neighborhood as well as an Opportunity Zone and Federal Promise Zone. 

Portfolio Companies

Commonwealth is a direct equity or debt investor in the following companies:

Impact Stories

Watch our investment partner Jada Mclean talk about her business HurryHome at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Read about how Marlin Jackson is making a difference in the Crown Hill neighborhood of Indianapolis.

Events

PITCH COMPETITION 2019

Fort Wayne

On July 12, 2019 MEI and Commonwealth held a pitch competition in Fort Wayne, showcasing some of Indiana's brightest minority entrepreneurs.

PITCH COMPETITION 2019

Indianapolis

On November 8, 2018, Commonwealth hosted the 4th Annual Indiana Conference on Citizenship and inaugural Pitch Competition at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis.

Sagamore Solutions

Sagamore Institute is Commonwealth's think tank partner providing research and consulting to strengthen the Indiana market. Please see some of these stories below.

American Outlook Super City Issue

Sagamore Institute's magazine American Outlook published an issue that explores how Indianapolis used sports to grow its economy and build better neighborhoods.

Jeff Sparks Seeks Renewal for SE Indy

Sagamore fellow Jeff Sparks is a board member for the Southeast Neighborhood Development Corporation and is focused on renewing the Twin Aire neighborhood in SE Indy.

Stellar Communities Program

The Indiana Lt. Governor operates one of the nation's most innovative small-town economic development efforts -- the Stellar Communities Program. Sagamore serves as the program evaluator.

OneAmerica Pathways Program

In 2019, OneAmerica launched the Pathways Program to address the 21st century's big cities dilemma - the urban working class lack skills necessary to climb the ladder and they can't afford housing costs. Sagamore consultants produced a program manual and evaluation model.

Indiana Public Good Index

The Public Good Index (PGI) measures statewide and zip code-based benchmarks, including life expectancy, median income, child poverty rate, college education rate, and percentage of people living without health insurance or without vehicle access.