Baird & Warner, Illinois’ largest family-owned independent real estate services company, said it’s committing $215,000 to establish the John Baird Scholarship Fund supporting law students dedicated to making housing fair and equitable for all. The scholarship will support students who are active with the University of Illinois at Chicago Law’s Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic.
“As an organization steeped in the Chicago communities we serve, Baird & Warner has always sought to be part of the solution,” said Stephen Baird, president and CEO of Baird & Warner. “And given where we are right now as a city and country in the fight for fair housing, the timing felt right for this type of commitment.”
Named for Baird’s late father, who preceded him as president of the firm and who championed fair housing throughout his career, the first scholarship recipient will be selected this year.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism.
Email the Author
Reach over 250,000 Commercial Real Estate Professionals with Connect
Connect CRE reaches the top commercial real estate players nationwide and across all property types, offering you a variety of ways to showcase your team, your expertise and your brand to CRE decision makers.
The home for CRE news and everything you need to stay informed on deals, trends, and transactions, providing a platform to get your brand in front of your target audience.
Daily CRE Emails
Reaching over 150,000 inboxes across the nation every day, Connect’s Daily News emails provide advertising opportunities specific to your market.
Bi-Weekly Property Sector Emails
Focus your advertising on emails dedicated to your property sector and stay visible to current and potential clients.
Position your team as experts in your field with content created by Connect’s editorial team and published on Connect’s news emails. Showcase your intelligence and broaden your reach.