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In LISC's stories, Tope Folarin shares the story of how the Associates in Commercial Real Estate, or ACRE, a program that has become a mainstay in Milwaukee, got started, its impact it has had in the city, and the graduates who helped it keep it moving forward.

Folarin tells Mark Eppli's experiences; where Eppli, who built ACRE, began to investigate the rates of participation by people of color in commercial real estate development. He began to design a program that would address this issue with the help of the city's community leaders, politicians and local organizations.

When applications poured in, Eppli and a team of professors from Marquette selected the first class of students for the inaugural year of the ACRE program.

Eppli was joined by five other instructors who taught on a rolling basis. Folarin writes, ACRE has helped to transform the image of Milwaukee into something different, something new: a diverse and open city in which anyone can succeed. Read the Entire Article


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