About Us

The Urban Rehabber Program™ is a real estate education program sponsored by Chicago-based Neighborhood Development Partners, Inc., (NDP). Emphasis is on entrepreneurship, team building, and mastery of proven real estate-related business practices. We believe in personal wealth building through sustainable contributions to neighborhood and community-wide housing revitalization.

Neighborhood Development Partners Inc., (NDP) was incorporated in mid-2000 as a closely held, family owned real estate business specializing in the acquisition, improvement and resale of distressed single family and two flat homes located primarily in Chicago's south side inner city neighborhoods.

As opportunities arose, NDP acted as a wholesaler of rehab-ready residential properties; in its wholesaler capacity, NDP worked almost exclusively with rehabbers and investors participating in the Urban Rehabber Program™- and more particularly, with graduates of the Urban Rehabber Program's Investor/Rehabber Seminar© underwritten in part by NDP.

Today NDP continues to invest in Chicago area real estate and actively supports Urban Rehabber educational programs.


Philip R. Elmes is the founder and President of NDP, and a licensed real estate broker since 1973. Phil has been actively engaged as both a broker and developer of residential and commercial real estate, primarily on Chicago's south side. Phil is a graduate of Roosevelt University (BA, MA) and has written and lectured on matters relating to real estate development and marketing.

Phil Elmes is the primary author and presenter of the Investor Rehabber Seminar© and related NDP workshop programs.