SFAR and the SFAR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee are proud to announce the inaugural RISE cohort class.
Chris Edwards of eXp Realty, Jorge Hidalgo of Helm Real Estate, Nicholas Carnell Johnson of North Point Real Estate, Emerald Maher of New Century Home, Ahsha Murphy of Vanguard Properties and Sierra Shields of Coldwell Banker.
The individuals were selected from a competitive applicant pool of BIPOC REALTORS after multiple rounds of discussions and voting by the DEI RISE Selection Committee.
The RISE cohort class will participate in a year-long Mentorship Program and be provided with a $5,000 grant for each of their real estate business needs.
Planning for the inaugural cohort has been more than two years in the making and marks a momentous step toward the DEI Committee’s goal of encouraging access to opportunities for those historically underrepresented in the real estate profession and in San Francisco’s professional community overall.
Thank you to the RISE donors whose generous gifts to the RISE Grant and Mentorship Program, a project of the SFAR Foundation, made these grants possible.
Congratulations to the Class of 2023!