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About Bonita

Bonita Harrison the Chief Executive Officer and lead developer of Sunshine Management. Bonita is a proud Chicagoan, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and was awarded a full ride scholarship for a Master of Science in Mathematics.

Her team has developed more than 100 units on the South Side of Chicago, created 300 jobs for local businesses of color, aging citizens, returning citizens, and women owned businesses, $25M of Wealth in the Black community, and $250K in annual tax revenue. Bonita is committed to revitalizing distressed, outdated and underperforming property on the South Side of Chicago.

She spearheaded a group of 5 black developers to “Buy Back the Block’” in the West Woodlawn community, a community that has experienced decades of disinvestment. This initiative received mass news coverage because of its catalytic impact to the West Woodlawn community and black culture.


Bonita was the 1st Woman and the 1st Black person to be recognized by The Cook County Land Bank as the Developer of the Year in 2018, and has went on to receive countless awards and news coverage from the front page of Chicago Sun times Real Estate section, Essence Magazine, Crains Magazine, NBC, ABC, Telemundo, WGN, WBEZ, CBS, Chicago Urban League, and countless others media outlets for her impact in the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

She is passionate about bridging the equity gap in BIPOC communities. Bonita started her family into development, her sister, brother and 26-year-old daughter. She has assisted her community: electrical tradesmen, carpenter, laborer, and dentist are all real estate developers because of her assistance.


Collaboration is the fundamental blueprint to her success.

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