How a Chicago Southsider is using private equity to transform the community

How a Chicago Southsider is using private equity to transform the community

Chicago, IL – J.D. Smith, a respected alternative investment expert and native of Chicago’s South Side, has launched his revolutionary “Learn Private Equity” course, with the aim of empowering local residents with valuable deal-making and capital-raising skills. Smith’s mission is to dispel the myth that private equity is only accessible to ultra-high net-worth individuals and Wall Street institutions and to provide a pathway for underserved communities to build wealth and create thriving local businesses.

Inspired by the work of Don Peebles from the Peebles Corporation and Robert E. Smith of Vista Equity Partners, J.D. Smith is passionate about spreading his knowledge throughout the community and beyond. “I am taking on the role of spreading this craft locally and throughout the diaspora,” said Smith. 

Private equity can be a powerful tool for building generational wealth and promoting community development and has played a significant role in facilitating change throughout modern history. J.D. Smith’s “Learn Private Equity” course provides a step-by-step approach to mastering the art of private equity, including the skills necessary for deal-making and raising capital. 

In the future, J.D. Smith plans to establish community private equity funds as a means of reinvesting in local neighborhoods and their residents. These funds will create higher-paying jobs, keeping residents in their areas and preventing displacement due to gentrification. By investing in local businesses and real estate, Smith hopes to change the narrative and image of these neighborhoods.

J.D. Smith is the general partner for Cross Equity Group, a family-run early-stage & buyout firm. He is also a deal analyst for Cross Realty Group, a commercial real estate brokerage and consultancy firm founded by celebrity realtor Maria Jeanette. Additionally, Smith is a best-selling author of two books: “Made By Hustle” and “Financial Distancing,” and a regular contributor to the Chicago Southsider, a solutions journalism platform that showcases the best of Chicago’s South Side.

“The Learn Private Equity” course is a game-changer for anyone looking to expand their career opportunities and make a positive impact in their communities,” said Smith in a recent Off-Grid Income newsletter. With his passion and expertise, J.D. Smith is dedicated to helping people create a more equitable and sustainable future. His “Learn Private Equity” course is a powerful tool for anyone looking to build wealth, promote community development, and make a lasting impact.

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