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KTGY Mentor Program KTGY recently hosted the students of the sixth grade class in the firm’s Oakland office.

OAKLAND, CA—While acknowledging the mentors who have guided many a career in commercial real estate and other disciplines, along with the notion that architecture can be a key part of problem solving, a mentor program was born for a group of local sixth graders. KTGY Architecture + Planning’s Oakland office, working with the Oakland Public Education Fund, recently adopted a sixth grade class at Madison Park Business and Art Academy, which has served the East Oakland community since 1959. Cindy Ma, senior planner, is heading up the program for KTGY.

“KTGY’s Oakland office has actively served this community for more than 11 years,” said Jill Williams, chairman of KTGY Architecture + Planning. “With our upcoming move to a new location within Uptown Oakland at the end of June, we wanted to further reinforce our commitment to the city and the community.”

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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