Co-Founding Partner | Axis Development Group
Muhammad A. Nadhiri is the oldest of three children and was raised in Central Florida, in a household rich with educational, artistic, and social justice history. Muhammad’s father, retired from a lifelong career in education, is a poet. Muhammad’s mother, also a former educator, is the Executive Director of the Zora Neale Hurston Museum in Eatonville, Florida, the oldest incorporated African-American town in the United States. Muhammad’s family has numerous ties to the arts, politics, and the struggle for equality; these basic principles, which formed the foundation of Muhammad’s childhood, continue to drive his philosophy as a developer, businessman, and volunteer. Muhammad lives in San Francisco, with his wife, Rochelle, and their daughter, Zahra. Muhammad is the Founding Managing Partner of LightPoint Group; he brings deep experience developing residential/retail/commercial mixed-use projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and select urban markets nationally. LightPoint is a privately-owned San Francisco and Los Angeles-based real estate development firm that specializes in the creation and execution of highly-serviced, uniquely-stylized urban-infill and mixed-use projects. LightPoint’s leadership brings over 20 years of acquisition, structuring, entitlement, construction, marketing, and sale/lease-up experience to the projects the firm pursues. LightPoint’s core strategy is to take the experience of its leadership and leverage that knowledge into projects that respond to the complex urban environments in which the firm operates. Muhammad is also a Co-Founding Partner at Axis Development Group, where he leads the development of the firm’s residential/retail mixed-use projects in the San Francisco and Los Angeles markets. Prior to forming Axis, Muhammad was a Co-Founding Partner at UrbanCore Development and the Founding Partner at M.A.N. Associates, both of which are San Francisco Bay Area-based real estate development firms; Muhammad served as the Principal-in-Charge for each firm's development activities. Previously, Muhammad was a Senior Project Manager at AF Evans Development in Oakland, where he was responsible for the development of two downtown-revitalization residential/retail mixed-use projects, totaling 433 for-sale units and 70,000 square feet of retail over five city blocks. Muhammad began his real estate career as an Associate at Wilson Meany in San Francisco, where he co-managed the development of rental and for-sale residential/retail mixed-use projects in San Francisco and the Bay Area; one of which was as a member of the project team for the redevelopment of the historic Ferry Building. Prior to beginning his career in real estate development, Muhammad was an investment banker; he was an Analyst at Nationsbanc Securities and an Associate at RBC Dominion Securities, in New York City. Muhammad holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Corporate Finance from Morehouse College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Muhammad is a Past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, a Member of the Board of Directors for the 100 Black Men of America, and a Member of the Board of Trustees for Katherine Delmar Burke School. Muhammad is also a Member of Urban Land Institute, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, and San Francisco Housing Action Coalition.
Overview: Racial disparities impacting Black wealth have been an issue for decades. Research shows that Blacks have a drastically more difficult time investing in, managing, and multiplying assets because they frequently lack the knowledge to achieve true financial freedom. While some public and private programs are designed to increase access and address systemic disparities, our nation has yet to reach a place where it ensures equity for all races and genders. Because of this reality, it has become imperative for the Black community to look at wealth building as a “Team Sport” rather than an individual game. In this workshop, we will explore ways to intentionally and proactively use mentorship to help grow prosperity and build a lineage of new Black Millionaires.
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Overview: The 100 Black Men of America, Inc., in collaboration with State Farm, established and implemented the Dollars and $ense Youth Investment Competition to address and help eradicate financial illiteracy among youth of color. This rigorous financial literacy program was designed to provide high school students with early opportunities to learn and apply best practice principles for saving and investing. Attendees will get to witness the finalists compete for their chance to win scholarships and earn the Championship title and trophy.