Leading by Example

For more than 20 years, Community Investment Strategies has changed the face of affordable housing in New Jersey – with founder, president, and CEO Christiana Foglio at the helm. The woman-owned, award-winning business has built and redeveloped several thousand units of housing throughout the state, bringing high quality housing options to low and moderate-income families.

CIS specializes in developing, building, and managing communities that reflect each neighborhood’s vision, needs, and character. Since 1994, Community Investment Strategies has been a leading developer of multi-family housing, including 55+, senior housing, and mixed-use redevelopments, as well as market-rate and affordable housing.

An Eye for Excellence

The CIS development team provides an unrivaled depth of knowledge in multi-family housing development services, with an expertise in affordable living models. From inception to completion, CIS remains committed to creating rental and homeownership opportunities that serve as the catalyst to revitalize communities.

CIS has been recognized for its award-winning communities, corporate citizenship, and advocacy, as well as its people-first philosophy. A certified woman-owned business enterprise, the firm is committed to promoting gender and ethnic diversity throughout its own organization as well as the communities it serves.

Solutions that Work

Since its founding, the company has developed more than $600 million in multi-family housing solutions. CIS’ diverse portfolio includes a variety of properties, ranging from new construction to rehabilitation and assisted living residences, in key urban and suburban markets throughout New Jersey.

CIS NJ Real Estate DevelopmentGuided by their market knowledge and real estate expertise, the CIS team continually challenges itself to deliver high-quality communities that generate long-term value. CIS distinguishes itself from its competitors by focusing on core community assets and employing sound planning principles. A coordinated and comprehensive development strategy results in strong market penetration and community enhancement. The team has collaborated with local housing authorities and municipalities to create innovative affordable housing solutions that reflect the diverse needs of the communities and residents in which each of its developments are located. CIS also partners with market-rate residential real estate companies to create the most compatible, cost-effective mixed-use communities.