They’re young—not a one even close to 30. They’re women--strong, proud, talented. And these five
achievers in the real estate field are ours,
graduates of the Culverhouse College of
Commerce with a specialization in real
estate. We claim bragging rights and
proudly boast about our stars who’ve
taken their abilities in commercial,
residential, academic, industry and
Meet and celebrate our Women of
Real Estate, one by impressive one:
RACHEL JENNINGS, ' 10,
ALABAMA CENTER FOR REAL
ESTATE (ACRE), TUSCALOOSA:
Need a job in Alabama real estate?
Jennings is the go-to, drawing from
her own academic background in
Culverhouse's real estate curriculum.
“I have probably 15 job opportunities
available to students and graduates at
any given time,” says the Montgomery
native, now five years into the position
that started with her ACRE internship.
“We work with employers to find the
students—I get phone calls and emails
regularly when real estate companies
are looking,” Jennings says.
While her own job description at
ACRE (see box) includes all outreach
to the industry, to students and alumni,
meetings, student organizations and
an honor society, Jennings admits,
“Matching students to opportunities
through RECAP (Real Estate Career
Assistance Program) is the part that
means the most.” In her “spare time,”
Jennings is earning a Culverhouse
Master of Marketing degree and serves
as chapter adviser to Pi Beta Phi
sorority at The University of Alabama.
TINA DHANANI, ‘ 12,
ATLANTA FINE HOMES SOTHEBY'S
At 24, she's the youngest agent in
this branch of the prestigious firm—
possibly ever—and rises at 5 a.m. to
work out, then plunge into a day filled
with showing residential properties. “I'm
doing $2 million listings,” Dhanani says.
“Last week alone our company did $72
million in sales, which shows what kind
of agents are in the company.”
She's the newcomer with a lot
to achieve, but remains confident.
“It’s a big deal that I got this job. The
marketing courses, the real estate law
class—oh, I can’t thank the University
enough for what I learned in those
classes,” says Dhanani. She brings to
Sotheby's an ability to speak Gujrati
from her Indian heritage as well as a
bit of Spanish. “I’ve actually already
used Gujrati with a client,” she reports
of adding that special touch for the
company. “Everyone told me Sotheby’s
is the Ritz-Carlton of real estate but I
didn't understand--now I do,” she says.
APRIL WALLACE HINDY, ' 12,
REAL ESTATE ASSISTANT TO
ALLIE BETH ALLMAN AT ALLIE
BETH ALLMAN AND ASSOCIATES,
Hindy earned her real estate license
as a student and started selling under
The University, winning the Rookie of
the Year award from the Tuscaloosa
Association of Realtors.
“Wes did about 152 transactions a
year and Allie Beth does maybe 20 a
year, so I knew the new job would be
different,” she explains, quickly adding
that Allie Beth Allman and Associates,
with a client base including former U.S.
presidents and top-name athletes, has
reported a yearly average of $1 billion
in sales over the past several years
(despite an average of higher priced
sales). The Tuscaloosa lessons are
handy in the new world, though. “The
principles are the same,” she says. “I
can take everything I learned from Wes
and my classes and apply them here.” A
newlywed of just over a year, the Mobile
native enjoys getting to know her new
city when there’s time off.
THANK YOU CULVERHOUSE—SAY THESE WOMEN WHO'VE PARLAYED THIS REAL ESTATE
PROGRAM INTO SOLID, SUCCESSFUL CAREERS.
Rachel Jennings Tina Dhanani April Wallace Hindy Morgan Soloman Chandler Davis