The MBBA Presents – Elevate & Empower: Black Real Estate Development Symposium 2024

On Behalf of | Jun 11, 2024 | R&E Events

On June 11, R&E welcomed members of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) as host of its inaugural Elevate & Empower: Black Real Estate Development Symposium.

R&E Associate Shakiva Pierre, along with Jerome Frierson, Director of Housing Team for Bronx Defenders, moderated a panel discussion with Leleah James, Vice President Community Engagement, Related Affordable; Josiane Lysius, Associate Broker, Corcoran Group; Kenneth Morrison, Managing Member and Principal, Lemor Development Group; Malcolm Punter, President, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. and; Craig Livingston, Managing Partner, Exact Capital.

In further celebration of its 40th year as NY’s largest unified Black Bar Association, MBBA’s roundtable discussion focused on leveraging real estate development to empower the Black community. Topics included past, present and future development initiatives, perspectives on community engagement and strategies for increasing Black representation in real estate development.

Pierre, who serves as MBBA Co-Chair, Real Estate Law Section, said, “Real estate creates jobs, stimulates economic growth and generates wealth. Open forums like the MBBA Symposium provide an ideal platform for sharing information that can increase Black representation in the process and we are thankful to Rosenberg & Estis for their ongoing support.”

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) is a unified, citywide association of Black and other minority lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, with members in all five boroughs.