Lawyers in Real Estate 2020: AJT Law’s Aisha Thomas
For nearly 20 years, Aisha Thomas of AJT Law has worked tirelessly developed her array of skills to ensure that her career grow in leaps and bounds. In 2013 she established herself in the commercial real estate industry, cultivating, developed, and refined her knowledge in buyer agency as well as investment sales to stand out among her peers. She acquired her real estate broker license in the states of Michigan and Georgia and obtained her salesperson license in the state of California.
For the past five years Thomas has been able to actively apply her skillset, assisting Quest Community Development with acquiring over $250k in capital funds, and has offered pro bono landlord-tenant services as a volunteer with Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Georgia Housing. Her passion for affordable and fair housing has led her to prominent roles within the city of Atlanta, specifically with the Federal Affordable Housing Programs for the City of Atlanta’s Department of City Planning, ensuring that they are meeting developer compliance.
Thomas ensures that her time is never wasted, serving as a member of numerous professional, education and civic organizations to better her community, such as the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Women’s Affordable Housing Network, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Gate City Bar Association, ICSC, and the American Bar Association. More recently, Thomas graduated in the Class of 2020 Urban Land Institute Atlanta’s Center for Leadership and earned the Certified Commercial Investment member designation.
It’s for these reasons that we named Aisha J. Thomas to our inaugural grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.
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. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).