Ross Program in Real Estate Awarded $10,000 by The Counselors of Real Estate

By Chandra Alexandre

The Ross Program in Real Estate, an intensive executive training program in real estate development and finance serving approximately 20 people every year, provides education in real-estate innovation, sustainability, and environmental quality, to create mentors and leaders in the Bay Area. Due to the lack of real estate networking and urban infill development training in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, the program focuses on filling the local educational and training gap. This year, the Counselors of Real Estate awarded a grant of $10,000 for two scholarships to be awarded to Ross Scholars.

Through the Ross program, participants get the technical expertise and resources needed to develop and invest in significant real estate projects in underserved communities.  Participants are 63 percent local minority (40 percent African-American, 19 percent Asian and four percent Latino) and 58 percent women. These professionals come from both the public and private sectors. The nine-day program is dedicated to “education and practical application” in order to train qualified individuals for urban infill revitalization projects.

Larry Souza, CRE, an active volunteer leader, mentor and teacher in the program noted, “On behalf of the Board and Mary Fleischmann, President and CEO of The Counselors of Real Estate—Congratulations! We’re delighted to support the Bay Area Council’s program in this way.”

For more information about this year’s program, please contact: Scott Zengel, VP, Family of Funds.
To make a contribution to support the Council’s endeavors in this arena, please contact: Chandra Alexandre, VP, Development.

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