Jun 1, 2023
With a passion for urban planning and a commitment to empowering small black businesses, Svenkeson has made a significant impact in the commercial real estate industry.
D'Angelos Svenkeson, the CEO and co-founder of NEOO Partners, has been honored as the "Entrepreneur of the Year" by MEDA in 2022. With a passion for urban planning and a commitment to empowering small black businesses, Svenkeson has made a significant impact in the commercial real estate industry. Recognizing a gap in services for small businesses, particularly within the black community, Svenkeson and his co-founder established NEOO Partners. Their specialized approach quickly propelled the company to success, offering direct support and expertise to underserved enterprises. Driven by his childhood fascination with urban planning and guided by the principles of Sankofa, Svenkeson has consistently sought to uplift his community. NEOO Partners' approach to authentic engagement with diverse communities, such as the immigrant population in Brooklyn Center, showcases their commitment to tailored solutions and genuine connections.
“I have to give everything I can while it's my turn to be in leadership.”D'Angelos Svenkeson
Through MEDA's Ascend program, Svenkeson found invaluable support in refining the core elements of his business. Equipped with new skills in marketing, finance, operations, and strategy, NEOO Partners was able to serve larger customers and clients more effectively. As the 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year, Svenkeson embodies the transformative power of entrepreneurship. His dedication to uplifting small black businesses, fostering authentic engagement, and driving community empowerment serves as an inspiration for entrepreneurs of all backgrounds. By cultivating genuine relationships and a sense of purpose, Svenkeson has not only achieved remarkable success but also paved the way for a more inclusive and prosperous business landscape.