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OPEN Impact Real Estate Adds Two Associates

OPEN Impact Real Estate LLC (OPEN) has added Julia Fish and Kendall Elliott as associates. The new team members will support the firm’s goal of delivering strategic commercial real estate brokerage and advisory services to nonprofit clients. The firm has grown from two to 13 team members, primarily women, since its founding in July 2021 by Lindsay Ornstein and Stephen Powers. 

Fish brings to her role at OPEN experience working at ElectNYC and Fair Share Housing Center, as well as a passion for environmental and sustainability issues. Elliott worked for Nonprofit Prince George’s County in Maryland, where she secured funding for the organization and analyzed survey data to measure COVID vaccine rollout in the county. 

Ornstein said that along with OPEN’s other new team members, Fish and Elliott “will make a direct impact on our clients as they serve the education, social services, government and social impact business markets.”

Pictured, above: Julia Fish. Below: Kendall Elliott.

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