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Capital for Diverse Suppliers

Collaborate Arch LLC





About the Business

Collaborate Arch LLC is a development, architecture, and project management company founded in 2011 with headquarters in Houston, Texas. Collaborate offers a suite of services such as master planning, site planning, design & build consulting, project management, and interior design. The Company has over a decade of experience in the architecture and construction markets in Texas and has worked for clients such as the City of Houston, Lone Star College, Texas A&M University, Harris County, Houston Community College, and Houston ISD. Collaborate is certified as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) with the State of Texas, as an SBE with Houston METRO, and as an MBE with the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC).

About the Sponsor

Collaborate Arch is owned by four principal partners: Saul Valentin, Martin Needle, Dwayne Mollard, and Caveh Masum. Martin Needle and Saul Valentin formed the company over 10 years ago in response to a client’s request for more collaborative development efforts. The partners carry years of diverse professional project management, construction, development, and design experience, with combined experience totaling over 100 projects in the past 30 years.

Investment Overview

LISC's JPMorgan Diverse Suppliers Initiative provided Collaborate Arch with a growth capital investment to support an increase in Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage, required by newly won contracts. This growth capital investment will reduce Collaborate’s dependence on an existing high-interest line of credit and the increased E&O coverage should help Collaborate qualify for larger contract opportunities.

Impact Highlights

  • Supports the expansion of a minority-owned development company located in a middle-income tract

  • Encourages the growth of new development, design, and architecture in Texas 

*All information above as of March 2023

*All information above as of March 2023.

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The investment pools sponsored by LISC are available only to eligible investors, are offered only pursuant to their official offering documents, and are managed by LISC Fund Management, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LISC.  LISC Fund Management is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  Registration of an investment adviser with the SEC does not imply any level of skill or training. Please visit the SEC’s website at to see LISC Fund Management’s Form ADV, which contains important disclosures, including further disclosures about material conflicts of interest, risks, and limitations associated with LISC Fund Management.

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