AAREP ATL is proud to serve Atlanta and the Southeast Region. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions.
The Atlanta chapter of African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP ATL) is a non-profit organization aimed toward exposing Atlanta’s youth to CRE industry opportunities, providing mentorship, education, and support to established and incoming minority CRE professionals, and positioning career opportunities to minority CRE professionals while delivering a diverse talent pool to corporations.
You may join the organization if your business is 75% or more commercial real estate focused. If you are new to the commercial real estate industry, we will direct you to one of our partners.
This organization is reserved for minority professionals who work in commercial real estate or in a related service line that supports the commercial real estate industry.
The Atlanta chapter of African American Real Estate Professionals is 501(c)3 status non-profit organization.
All charitable donations go toward scholarships, operational tools, and networking events, and facilitating our growing mentorship programming and education series.
The founders of the organization are Re’Nauta Bell with Cushman & Wakefield and Chris Bell with Atlanta Land Group. They work with the AAREP ATL Executive Cabinet and Board of Directors to govern the organization.
The first step is to join the organization. Visit the Membership tab in the website menu for more information. For a limited time, membership is free. After joining, you should explore our different committees to find a good fit for your passions. If you are interested in leadership, there are a few vacancies on our Board of Directors. Our Board vacancies are listed HERE.
Our tax ID number is 86-3448982.
We are a grassroots non-profit organization and we do not officially launch until Q122 so we do not have any financial documents to share. After we have completed our first fiscal year, we will be able to provide financial documents upon request.
The most straightforward method of international giving is through IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations that have programs abroad. Individuals and corporations who make a contribution to a U.S. charitable organization are entitled to an income tax deduction under Internal Revenue Code Section 170. The contribution is deductible if made to, or for the use of, an exempt organization or generally for the benefit of the public. When giving to a U.S. 501(c)(3) in this manner, the donor is essentially funding a program or project of the nonprofit that they run abroad. Most U.S. citizens are familiar with this in the context of disaster relief campaigns, when a U.S.-based nonprofit will fundraise for relief efforts that are ongoing in other countries. The benefit of giving in such a way is that the donor has the right to earmark their donation for the foreign program, as long as the domestic charity has full control over its operations. However, if the donor is looking to tax-effectively support grassroots organizations located in a foreign country, this avenue does not permit such activity.