JLL Establishes CRE Scholarship Endowment at Florida A&M University
JLL Florida offices have created a permanently endowed fund with an initial investment of $25,000 to support the education of Florida A&M University students interested in pursuing careers in commercial real estate. The initiative is part of the company’s effort to increase diversity and inclusion in the commercial real estate industry,
The JLL Commercial Real Estate Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide two scholarships and aims to make transaction roles more accessible to new, early-career women and underrepresented brokers deterred from the industry’s commission-oriented structure.
“One way our industry can improve workforce diversity is to break down financial barriers preventing someone from pursuing a commercial real estate career,” said SVP of market operations in Florida LaShawn Bates. “Our goal is to provide FAMU students with greater early career support as they get started in the industry, and we hope our relationship with FAMU and this fund will be a recruiting source for us.”
Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group.
When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.
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