Antoine Thompson- VP of External Affairs and Development
Antoine M. Thompson is the Executive Director of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) the largest organization of African-American real estate professionals in the United States. He is a partner with Creative PMO, a consulting firm that focuses on project management, diversity, inclusion and advocacy work. He is also a licensed real estate agent with Class A Real Estate.
Antoine is a staunch champion of fair-housing and community re-investment by local and national financial institutions. He has had a significant public service career in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. His positions have included appointments to Buffalo Common Council where he authored the Buffalo’s Fair Housing Law and secured over $75 million for community development projects such as the wading pool in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library and the restoration of 60 Hedley Place, a 19th century farmhouse linked to the Underground Railroad.
He was elected to the New York State Senate in 2004 and 2008 and served as the Senate Deputy Majority Whip and Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conversation and Co-Chair of the Senate Minority and Woman Business Enterprise Task Force.