Black Excellence in Real Estate

History of Black Excellence

Black Excellence in Real Estate is a movement created by Mary Hester, Founder and Owner of LifeVenture Real Estate Solutions, and Tammy T. Thompson, Founding Executive Director of Catapult Greater Pittsburgh. As Black women who have been working in the real estate and non-profit industries for decades, they always wanted to be intentional about creating intentional opportunities for Black families in Pittsburgh to obtain homeownership. In 2021 they decided to join forces and establish an entity that promotes collaboration, partnership, and advocacy for the benefit of increasing Black homeownership in Pittsburgh.

Learn More About the Gala

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The Gala

The annual Black Excellence in Real Estate Awards Gala celebrates the accomplishments of industry professionals including real state agents, financial institutions, nonprofits, government agencies, and new homeowners.

2022 Event Summary

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2022 Awards

Lavelles Legacy Award

Trailblazer Award

Real Estate Agency of the Year

Non-Profit Leadership of the Year

Community Developer of the Year

Community Bank of the Year