Hameed brings more than seven years of experience in the real estate industry including acquisition and analysis, development, finance, leasing, management, marketing and operations; and has a proven ability to analyze business processes, visualize improvements, and orchestrate changes that impact growth and development.
Mr. Hameed founded FASS in 2006. Prior to that, he spent several years as General Operations Manager of a 165,000 sq. ft., multimillion dollar sports and events complex overseeing renovation and programming projects which resulted in significant savings in operating costs and greater profit margins to the bottom line on an annual $2.5 million operating budget.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS, TRAINING, and AWARDS
Ohio Realtist Association "Broker of the Year"; 2014
Cleveland REAP (Real Estate Associate Program) Graduate; December 2012
Received the CAO (Certified Arena Operators) Certification through US Indoor Association 2007
Certified as a Property Management Specialist; 2007 through HONDROS College a CICPI program
Licensed Ohio Real Estate Broker
PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Minority Developers Alliance of Greater Cleveland, LLC (dba MDAGC) – Co-Founder & President
Cleveland Realtist Association 2014 - President
Cleveland Realtist Association 2011-2013 – Vice President
Northeast Ohio Apartment Association – Member
Business Network International (I-480 Chapter) - Past President
Cleveland Area Board of Realtors - Member
Cleveland Chapter of National Association of Real Estate Brokers – 2nd Vice President
Rebuilding Together Cleveland - Board Member
The Kids In Need Foundation (FOX 8 Stuff the Bus Annual Event) - Board Member
Indiana Wesleyan University-Business Department - Faculty Member
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – Lifetime Member
ULI (Urban Land Institute) Member
Business Volunteer Unlimited- 2009 Minority Board Member Initiative Candidate
Master of Business Administration; Marketing; University of Phoenix; Beachwood, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts; Business Administration; Florida A&M University; Tallahassee FL
Associate of Arts; Marketing; Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising; Los Angeles, CA
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FASS Real Estate Services (FASS), Akil Hameed has progressively grown the company, which currently manages several hundred scattered site residential and commercial properties in Northeast Ohio and its surrounding suburbs. At FASS, Hameed directs a diverse team of staff and Associates to develop and implement marketing strategies that expand awareness and recognition of the company and its many products and services into the community. As an experienced property manager and business professional, Hameed has an established record of success with top-level project management, property management, and operation functions.
Last year, Hameed launched FASS’ commercial real estate brand, FRES (FASS Real Estate Services).
The FASS Real Estate Services (FASS) team prides itself on being Fresh, Radical, Edgy and Saavy in both our service and how we do business. FASS Associates ….
are a specialized team of highly trained real estate professionals, focused on keeping up on the latest Real Estate industry developments and happenings in the market, to develop innovative solutions in providing real estate services;
don’t mind thinking out-of-the-box and challenging the norm. We strive to be revolutionary in our approach to Real Estate services;
are forward-thinking, unconventional and bold, utilizing the latest, cutting-edgeindustry technologies to list, rent, sell and buy properties quickly; and
have the know-how, knowledge and resources to connect you with qualified buyers, sellers, and tenants locally, nationally and internationally.
FASS has a full service team of trained property managers, licensed realtors, office managers, in-house attorneys, a marketing director, an accountant, a bookkeeper, landscapers, in-house repair and maintenance servicemen/women, tradesmen/women, and a host of outside contractors with whom FASS has maintained a long-term business relationship, including certified electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, architects, carpenters, and general contractors.