New Podcast Series! Black Women in Real Estate: Redefining the Landscape

09/18/2023 / Bill Griffith

Bill Griffith, Karla Henderson, Aarica Coleman and Faith Jackson
Bill Griffith, Karla Henderson, Aarica Coleman and Faith Jackson

It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of a new podcast series on The Larkin Hoffman Real Estate PodcastFor this series, Bill Griffith had the privilege of sitting down with three pioneering Black women working for the City of Bloomington, Minnesota. Women, and Black women in particular, have historically been excluded from the real estate profession causing their representation in the industry to be notably low. However, in Bloomington things are changing. In recent years the city added three women of color to its leadership team: Karla Henderson, Community Development Director; Aarica Coleman, Housing and Redevelopment Authority Administrator; and Faith Jackson, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. Bill was honored to have the opportunity to talk with them about this important topic.  As their conversation unfolded, it quickly became clear that the three women had a lot to share and the conversation evolved into the three-part series below.

Part OneLifting Each Other Up: The Power of Mutual Support

Part Two | Breaking Ground: The Roots of Racism in Real Estate

Part Three | Reforming Real Estate: From Racial Covenants to Just Deeds

The real estate and construction law team at Larkin Hoffman covers every facet of real estate and its development phases. With the aim of offering distinctive perspectives on emerging topics, trends, and matters within our industry, we launched The Larkin Hoffman Real Estate Podcast to complement The Larkin Hoffman Real Estate and Construction blog. We stay on top of developing issues and legislation and collaborate with industry leaders to ensure our readers and listeners stay abreast of pivotal issues.  

Bill Griffith advises local and national clients on legal and policy issues affecting land use, zoning, real estate, environmental review, municipal law, regulatory matters and government relations. He has been local counsel to Mall of America in all its phases and serves as city attorney for the city of Columbus. He is a trusted advisor on real estate development and public funding for both private clients and municipalities. Contact Bill Griffith at

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