Thanks to the Instagram handle for The University of Baltimore (@ubaltmain) we are sharing a post about this amazing accomplishment by one of our alumni.
Tiffany Green, an M.P.A. alumna, cut the ribbon on a once-dilapidated house she renovated in the Liberty Square neighborhood of Baltimore.
Today was the culmination of years of hard work that started in 2019 when she won the inaugural Pitch for $1 Million Real Estate Fellows competition, based out of the Merrick School of Business, and supported by Baltimore Community Lending.
“I’m grateful especially because where I come from, Brooklyn, New York, and living in public housing… sometimes this opportunity doesn’t seem possible to those particular residents and to know that I’m paving the way.
“This is the first of many and I’m grateful, I’m so grateful and I cannot wait to see the individual who is going to be blessed to move into such as house as this. We put our heart, soul and sweat into this house.”
The Fellows program aims to support aspiring University of Baltimore student real estate entrepreneurs who are interested in addressing critical development needs within Baltimore’s middle-market neighborhoods. They go through a 10-week mentoring program with seasoned professionals from the metro area.
Seema Iyer, the professor who launched the Fellowship program, and Mikita Thompson and Trina DuBose, two student fellows part of the program’s second cohort, attended the ribbon cutting. Thompson is also Green’s real estate agent.
“It’s really a testament to her ability to take a lot of different resources and move the football down the field,” Iyer said of Green. “And that’s what real estate is. It’s really about relationship building, it’s about maintaining a long-time vision and then seeing it to fruition and that can take a lot of time and if you had no support to do that, it’s nearly impossible. So I’m proud of the support The University of Baltimore gave to her, I’m proud of the tenacity she showed to wrestle other resources that we couldn’t even dream of, and I’m really happy for this neighborhood, which is the ultimate beneficiary of her work.”by