Kemena Brooks is the director of development for The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) in Chicago, a position she has held since 2022. Kemena oversees development activity from initial concept through project stabilization, with responsibilities ranging from project planning and finance structuring through design, construction and lease-up.
Prior to joining TCB, Kemena served as a senior development manager for Laurel Street, a mixed-income real estate developer based in Charlotte, N.C. In this role, she developed more than 500 senior, family and workforce units totaling over $75 million.
Kemena holds a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago’s Baumhart Scholars program. She also holds a master’s degree in urban design from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and a bachelor’s degree in interior architecture from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.