Nawal Noor

Nawal Noor

Founder and CEO, Noor Cos.

Description

The first East African developer and general contractor in Minnesota, Nawal Noor founded Minneapolis-based Noor Cos., which builds affordable housing and employs and trains workers historically left out of real estate development and construction. She has hired individuals who have been incarcerated as well as youth interns who can learn the business and see a place for themselves within it. She is currently working to scale her model and create solutions to entrenched economic disparities. Noor Cos. has handled increasingly large and complex projects, including the Estes Funeral Home in North Minneapolis and the rebuild of Target’s East Lake Street location.