Algenon Cash, managing director of the real estate/investment banking firm Wharton Gladden & Company, has signed on to teach a commercial real estate development course at Winston-Salem State University.
The four-hour continuing education course is designed for realtors who need CE credits. Students and others who take the class will be introduced to multi-family and commercial real estate development. The goal of the class is to enable class participants to be better able to assist a potential investor, owner or developer in obtaining and analyzing necessary information that will be used to determine the financial feasibility of income-producing assets.
“I fundamentally believe education and self-empowerment is the key to creating a level playing field,” said Cash. “People make better decisions and pursue greater opportunities when they are informed … Furthermore, minorities have not traditionally pursued a career in commercial real estate. Less than three percent of area commercial real estate brokers are African American. Teaching this class at a historically black college will create the opportunity for more minority students to be exposed to the commercial real estate industry and perhaps choose to build a career in our profession.”
The class, held from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., began on Feb. 8. The other sessions will be on March 16, April 12 and May 18.
For more information, go to www.wssu.edu/cess or call 336-750-3410.