ATLANTA (October 19, 2012) — Last week, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP Partner Aasia Mustakeem received the Conscientious Service Award from the Global Diversity Summit in Commercial Real Estate, Inc. (GDS) for her dedication and commitment to the organization and the furtherance of the commercial real estate industry.
Ms. Mustakeem, whose practice focuses on commercial real estate, represents developers, purchasers and sellers in connection with acquisition, disposition and development of office, hotel, retail, industrial and mixed-use projects. She is a member of several boards, including the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation, ZooAtlanta, the Georgia Bar Foundation and the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC). Ms. Mustakeem is a member of Leadership Atlanta, Leadership CREW and a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. In 2010, Ms. Mustakeem received the Commitment to Equality Award presented by the Women in the Professions Committee of the State Bar of Georgia. She also received the Outstanding Woman in the Profession Achievement Award from the Atlanta Bar Association in 2003, the Trailblazer Award presented by the BLSA at Georgia State University College of Law in 2009, and the Women Looking Ahead News Magazine’s Law and Justice Award in 2011.
Since 2006, GDS has brought together over 400 individuals from around the nation and all sectors of commercial real estate to focus on improving the commercial real estate industry’s involvement in developing and improving diverse communities across America. GDS promotes opportunities for professional growth and development for all levels of professionals in the commercial real estate industry. The summit meets annually to celebrate each year’s GDS Scholars, a group of talented, graduate level students who receive financial support and career development through the program.