Our Story

Founded in 2022 by passionate Somali-American public health professionals, Nolosha Development strives to address the housing disparity affecting East African households in the Twin Cities. A study by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation Twin Cities revealed that less than 1 in 5 East African households own homes in the area. This disparity is fueled by the high cost of housing, limited access to credit, and a preference for steering clear of interest-bearing loans in the housing market. Our unwavering mission is to turn homeownership into a pivotal step towards generational wealth building, making this opportunity a reality for more East Africans. Through our efforts, we aim to lay the foundation for a vibrant and equitable community in Minnesota.

At Nolosha Development, we believe in more than just developing homes; we’re dedicated to building communities designed with public health and community wealth building in mind. Our first development, Nolosha-Lakeville, located in Lakeville, Minnesota, is a testament to our commitment.

Lakeville, a growing city offering excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, parks, arts, culture, and more, will be the canvas for Nolosha-Lakeville. A mere 30-minute drive from the Twin Cities, it provides the perfect blend of urban proximity and small-town charm.

We are committed to working hand-in-hand with the local community to ensure the success of our development. Collaboration is at the core of our approach, and through this partnership, we aim to create a vibrant and welcoming community where everyone can thrive.

Our commitment extends far beyond housing. Nolosha-Lakeville is envisioned as a walkable community, featuring a variety of missing middle housing options and commercial spaces. These elements not only support walkability but also facilitate access to locally-serving retail and convenient public transportation, ensuring that essential third places are just a stroll away. Our goal is to actively contribute to the development of walkable neighborhoods, offering homes that are not only attainable and sustainable but also thoughtfully and beautifully designed.

Nolosha-Lakeville will be a valuable asset to the East African community in Minnesota. It will be a space where residents can find their “third place” at the bustling marketplace, savoring delicious local East-African cuisine, where cultural heritage thrives, faith flourishes, and social connections blossom. We envision a community where families can build lasting memories, nurture their roots, and find solace in a shared sense of belonging.

We are a passionate team of experts in real estate, public health, and technology, united by a shared vision of building healthier, wealthier, and more equitable communities for all.

Ready to join us in making this vision a reality? Explore our career opportunities or contact us to learn more about your next chapter at Nolosha-Lakeville.


6520 Edenvale Blvd, Suite 210, Eden Prairie, MN 55346


Monday - Thursday
9 AM - 2 PM


Saturday - Sunday
11 AM - 4 PM


(612) 644-4799



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