The Visionary Experience: Ep.18: Homeownership and opportunity in 2020 w/ Antoine Thompson

This Podcast is a fascinating discussion on race, homeownership, and opportunity in 2020 America. It features Mr. Antoine Thompson, the National Executive Direction for NAREB- The National Association of Real Estate Brokers. Antoine Maurice Thompson is a native of Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Buffalo Public Schools #61, #60, and Bennett High School. A graduate of SUNY Brockport with a dual bachelors’ degree in History and African and Afro-American Studies, Thompson also studied at the University of Ghana in Ghana, West Africa. Antoine is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from Medaille College. He is a graduate of the 2001 Class of Leadership Buffalo.
A staunch advocate for the people and small business, Antoine began his career in public service as a Legislative Assistant for the Buffalo Common Council Central Staff.
There he conducted legislative research and presented recommendations for Affirmative Action policies and minority business development. He was later appointed Executive Director of the Office of Urban Initiatives, Inc. (OUI) an economic development corporation focused on minority and women-owned business development and various urban policy issues. Antoine served as one of the New York State Senators representing Buffalo for four years. During his first term in office, he pushed for the release of $32 million in funding for the Safe Routes to School Initiative, a program aimed at improving traffic safety measures and enforcement while reducing congestion, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.
In April 2015 Antoine M. Thompson became the Executive Director of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) the largest organization of African-American
real estate professionals in the United States. Thompson is committed to growing NAREB’s advocacy and members across the country. Antoine is a staunch champion
of fair-housing and community re-investment by local and national financial institutions.

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