What makes a great developer? Vision? Persistence? Financial acumen? Probably all that and more.

We asked leading affordable housing developers from around the country to share the hard-earned lessons they’ve learned during their careers.

They tell us about the importance of surrounding yourself with great people, the usefulness of breaking down big problems into a series of small ones, the value of humility, and more.

Here are the valuable insights they’ve gleaned in building successful affordable housing enterprises.