Elias Bahar was recently honored with a The Real Estate Council (TREC) Volunteer Impact Award for his contribution to making lasting change in cities in which we live, work and serve.
As project manager for the 2018 Associate Leadership Council's class project to renovate the offices and community space for the nonprofit For Oak Cliff, Elias helped bring in more than $200,000 in grants and in-kind donations to upgrade the 4,000-square-foot space, which serves as a place where community leaders can work to transform the neighborhood.
The major renovation began in February 2018 to transform For Oak Cliff’s facility into a community hub that will allow South Oak Cliff residents to access resources that promote the nonprofit’s three pillars of education, advocacy and community building. The renovation includes a new computer lab, children’s play area, library, recording studio, conference rooms and other resources. It also features a large, well-lit, glass-walled conference room that greets visitors upon entry.
"Congratulations to Elias for receiving this prestigious award—it is so well-deserved. The time he's dedicated to this project truly speaks volumes about his level of commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the communities across North Texas." shared Eric Krueger, executive vice president, Texas.
Check out this inspiring video about the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the newly renovated center.