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NTCIC Welcomes 2023 Tony Goldman & Open Access Fellow Anthony Graham

Written By: NTCIC

NTCIC is excited to welcome Anthony Graham as the 2023 participant in the Tony Goldman Internship for Diversity in Preservation & Community Development, in partnership with the Open Access Initiative of Project REAP.

“Being offered an internship with NTCIC through the Open Access Initiative is one of the best opportunities I’ve experienced professionally,” said Anthony. “I have worked in Real Estate for 12 years, and my goal has always been to help make lives better. Helping someone close on a house or small business location is good work, but NTCIC is doing great work, with amazing projects, on a grand scale. I’m grateful to have been chosen and hope more people get the chance as well!”

Anthony is currently an Independent Commercial Real Estate Broker & Project Manager, working with small business owners and small neighborhood developers to create and manage strategic plans allowing for the highest and best use of community assets.

“Anthony’s background in real estate development and policy is a fantastic addition to our team,” expressed Laura Burns, Community Impact Compliance Manager. “I’m excited to introduce him to the world of New Markets Tax Credits and leverage his expertise to enhance our community impact analysis, ultimately supporting our mission of creating positive change.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Anthony Graham to NTCIC as our 2023 Tony Goldman Intern. His dedication to community development and revitalization in underserved areas is inspiring, and we’re eager to support his growth as a leader in our field,” said NTCIC President Suzanne Brown. “We are also proud to continue honoring Tony Goldman’s legacy and support the Open Access Initiative’s mission to empower BIPOC professionals to lead transformative community development projects.”

This is the third year NTCIC has partnered with the Open Access Initiative of Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program) to identify talented professionals from underrepresented groups building careers in community development finance.

About the Tony Goldman Internship

In partnership with its affiliate NTCIC, the National Trust for Historic Preservation founded the Tony Goldman Internship program in 2018. Tony Goldman, a recipient of the distinguished Crowninshield Award, was a foundational board member of NTCIC and is known for creating a legacy of diversity and inclusion.

The Tony Goldman Diversity Internship was created to honor his work in cultivating diversity in historic preservation, real estate finance, and community development. Goldman Properties principal and chairman Janet Goldman participated in the final selection of the Tony Goldman Intern.

About the Open Access Fellowship

Open Access is a newly organized group of executive-level individuals led by co-founders Gina Nisbeth, a director at Citi, and Jeff Monge, managing partner of Monge Capital with a goal to correct the imbalance so that BIPOC professionals will be significantly involved in and, increasingly, lead the efforts of community development finance to improve the health, education, and access to a wealth of economically disadvantaged populations. The program is presented in collaboration with Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program), the nation’s most successful diversity initiative connecting professionals to commercial real estate (CRE) for over two decades.