Blank Rome’s Adil Syed Ahmed Welcomed to the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s Rising Leader Mentorship Program

October 3, 2017

Press Release

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Real Estate Associate Adil Syed Ahmed has been selected to join the 2017-2018 class of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s (“HCDNNJ”) inaugural Rising Leaders Mentorship Program. The 12-month program, which launched on September 26, is designed to forge strong connections within the community development field and foster the next generation of leaders. It will prepare diverse mid to senior level professionals who demonstrate the necessary passion and potential for advancement into positions of responsibility.

The rising leaders class will be matched with experienced mentors in the field and, over the course of one year, rising leaders and mentors alike will build capacity in both personal and professional ways through one-on-one meetings, professional development trainings, and networking events. This year’s mentors include Patrick Morrissy, former executive director of HANDS; Betsey Hall, former president of Homeless Solutions; Darlene Robinson, PNC Bank; Mark McBride, TD Bank; and Alle Ries, M&T Bank.

Founded in 1989, the HCDNNJ is a statewide association of over 250 nonprofit housing and community development corporations, banking institutions, individuals, professional organizations, and prominent New Jersey corporations that support the creation of housing choices and economic opportunities for low and moderate income community residents. For more information on HCDNNJ, please visit www.hcdnnj.org.

Based in Blank Rome’s Philadelphia office, Mr. Ahmed counsels real estate investment funds, privately held and publicly traded companies, and financial institutions in all aspects of their acquisition, disposition, financing, and leasing of real estate. Mr. Ahmed serves as a member of The Indus Entrepreneurs–Philadelphia and the Fordham Law Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Council. He is also the co-chair of Young Alumni for the Columbia University Club of Philadelphia and serves of the board of Global Emergency Response and Assistance, a nonprofit organization that assists refugees across New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania adjust to life in the United States.