P4G & Air Realty Team Up for Scholarship
Air Realty and economic growth company P4G have come together to give an annual scholarship to a diverse aspiring realtor.
“This scholarship is a fantastic opportunity to allow a big group of visible minorities to expand their options and get into an industry that is different from what society directs them to,” said Sylvia Gawad, Research, Innovation and Immigration Manager at P4G.
It’s an opportunity for people who otherwise may not get into the real estate game to move forward. Gawad says a lack of guidance and support may stop diverse groups from becoming realtors, but Air Realty is a great spot for them. “The fact that Air Really will provide the scholarship and continue to support the individual is the reason this scholarship is important,” she said.
Air Realty founder Josh Svec says real estate is a fantastic avenue to find a fulfilling career.
“Real Estate is a time-tested avenue to growing wealth. As our communities evolve, individuals should be able to seek assistance with the biggest purchase of their life from a Realtor who can represents their culture and understands their cultural needs,” he said.
P4G sees this partnership with Air Realty as important, because the philosophies of both companies jive so well together.
“This isn’t your grandfather’s real estate company, this is an organization that is built on inclusion and diversity and contributing back to the communities, while also providing guidance and support to its employees it is what every organization should aspire to,” she said.
Each winner must have a passion and drive to be an entrepreneur, and want support and mentorship in the real estate system and business model.
“This award came through discussions with P4G and Air Realty around some of the needs of the African Nova Scotian, Indigenous and the immigrant community and the lack of representation of those communities in the real estate industry,” she said.
This scholarship, Air Realty founder Svec hopes, will change that.
“This scholarship will cover the cost of the real estate license and $1,500 towards professional development, a total value of over $4,500,” said Svec.
The aim is to provide a scholarship to individuals who wish to begin a career in real estate but may not have the means to get started.
Gawad says P4G’s help and guidance with this is important for those who will receive this full fee to their real estate exam.
“It is important to support initiatives like this as it will push for the inclusion of all members of our communities, this is an initiative that industries that lack the inclusion of all members of our communities should include as part of their business plan.”