Our History

CB-Emmanuel Realty is determined to
make a positive impact on our
properties, ensuring their viability and
affordability for generations to come.

CBE was founded by R. Christopher Bramwell Jr and Benathan Upshaw in 2005. Our team is composed of diverse professionals with expertise in real estate finance, construction management, architecture, urban planning, and property management consulting. Since our founding we have worked to increase affordable housing opportunities in transitioning communities.

CBE is certified as a MBE by the City and State of New York.

CB Emmanuel formed
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First Non-Tax Credit project
First tax credit project


First LIHTC rehab project completed

First ground-up construction project

CB expands to Upstate NY


First Senior Housing project converted

Raised First Private Real Estate Fund

Closed First Faith Based Ground Up Venture + First Supportive Housing Project
2005
2009
2010
2011
2013
2017
2018
2020
CB Emmanuel formed
+
First Non-Tax Credit project
First tax credit project


First LIHTC rehab project completed


First ground-up construction project


CB expands to Upstate NY


First Senior Housing project converted


Raised First Private Real Estate Fund


Closed First Faith Based Ground Up Venture + First Supportive Housing Project
2005
2009
2010
2011
2013
2017
2018
2020