Kareem Abdus-Salaam has over forty (40) years of varied experience in the areas of correctional care, organizational management in human services
and real estate development and management.
Mr. Abdus-Salaam started his career by serving as Executive Vice President of Capital Care Incorporated, a non-traditional innovative Correctional Care Services Company, where he provided construction management to agencies that built correctional and mental health facilities. This experience led to his direct involvement, at that time, in the largest Electronic Monitoring Home Detention program in the nation located in Cook County, Illinois. He developed the program from its inception and had immediate oversight of the project and was responsible for the financial and operational management of the $10.2 million dollar program.
Mr. Abdus-Salaam has been sought after by many local, state, and federal governmental agencies and non-profit organizations to provide professional services as well as social commentary on various topics.
Over the past 20 years, Mr. Abdus-Salaam has successfully managed a broad range of residential development and construction projects such as the 400+ bed, state-of-the art residence facilities at Bowie State University and North Carolina Central University, Thompson Estates, a $45 million, 212 unit planned community on a 73-acre tract in Prince George’s County, Maryland. In addition, provided construction management services for a specialized commercial development project like the $62 million Sweetheart Cups corporate headquarters in Baltimore County, Maryland. Currently, Mr. Abdus-Salaam is a development partner in two (2) major Gateway Arts District projects along US Route 1 in Maryland both with a total value of $85 million dollars.
Mr. Abdus-Salaam holds a Masters Degree from Lincoln University with a focus in Human Services. His thesis was entitled, ‘The Effects of an Independent Living Skills Training Program on Working Homeless Families.