Washington, DC, December 12, 2005 – Holland & Knight LLP has acted as host and sponsor for the African American Real Estate Professionals, Inc. (“AAREP”) Washington, DC chapter’s annual holiday celebration for the second year running. The event took place at Holland & Knight’s Washington, DC offices on December 8, 2005 with approximately 75 guests attending.
Holland & Knight boasts the nation’s largest real estate practice, as well as the largest real estate practice in the Washington, DC area. A gold level supporter of the AAREP, Holland & Knight is committed to the organization’s mission of leading the intellectual, professional and economic development of African American real estate professionals. Holland & Knight partners Sharon Craig and Vernon Lynch are co-founders of AAREP’s Baltimore chapter.
With more minority partners than any firm in the country, Holland & Knight proactively staffs the firm to reflect diversity at every level in order to best serve clients’ needs and be reflective of the communities in which the firm practices. Holland & Knight’s commitment to diversity is significant, with a firm-wide Diversity Program defined and implemented through the Minority and Women’s Initiatives, and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Work Group.
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About African American Real Estate Professionals, Inc.
The African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) was founded in Washington, DC in May of 1995. The goals of AAREP are threefold: to provide its members with (1) opportunities for meaningful interactions with others in the real estate industry; on both a professional and personal level, through periodic meetings, programs and activities; (2) exposure and access to information concerning real estate markets trends, activities and industry-elates topics; and (3) educational programs to further advance their professional and personal development. In addition, AAREP members have made a commitment to return the benefits of their success to the African American community through a variety of activities, including a student outreach/career mentoring program and contributions to local charitable organizations.
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