Congratulations to Leiasa Beckham, Northern California Community Loan Fund’s Senior Real Estate Consultant, who was named as an Honoree of the 2015 Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence Awards in recognition of her many accomplishments in the field.

San Francisco Grants for the Arts and NCCLF partnered to create the Real Estate Readiness for Arts Organizations Program, which provides financial and technical support to nonprofits at risk of displacement. Leiasa Beckham, who heads the program, has been instrumental leading our efforts to preserve and create affordable spaces for nonprofit art and cultural organizations along the newly revitalized Central-Market District.

“Leiasa is probably one of the most recognizable community leaders in this neighborhood due to her tireless work meeting the real estate needs of dozens of nonprofits,” noted Mary Rogier, NCCLF President. “The impact of her work to sustain the City’s essential service groups goes well beyond real estate planning. We are very proud to see Leiasa’s work recognized in this way.”

Leiasa is a 15-year veteran in real estate planning, earning a Masters in Urban Studies and Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelors’ of Science in Urban Affairs and Planning from City University of New York City. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Community Land Trust.

The 2015 Northern California Women of Influence Awards luncheon honors women professionals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Northern California commercial real estate industry in the past 2 years.