How can consumers avoid a repeat of the 2007/2008 housing crisis? Avoid predatory lending? There is a lot of misleading information regarding the lending and housing market. I explore the state of the real estate market, the local economy, steps consumers can take to protect future real estate investments, developing relationships with lenders, should consumers buy properties during the pandemic or pause?, Black & Brown homeownership, plus more with Rob Rose, Executive Director of Cook County Land Bank Authority.

Robert (“Rob”) Rose joined the Cook County Land Bank Authority in March 2015, where he is responsible for the Authority’s day-to-day activities and all staff; and will be responsible for managing the Land Bank’s multi-million dollar budget. Rob has a strong vision for the future of the region, and the ability to execute that vision among diverse stakeholders. This vision is bolstered by his extensive background in finance, underwriting, real estate and community development.