California Community Colleges Real Estate Education Center
California Real Estate Salesperson & Broker Education

Advancing Real Estate Education Award

Advancing Real Estate Education Award

2019 Award

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We are delighted to present the 2019 Advancing Real Estate Education award to Gjenaii Z. Enciso Givhan, of Los Angeles Valley College. Professor Enciso Givhan has been teaching for 15 years and is a full-time, tenure track Business and Real Estate professor at Los Angeles Valley College.

Professor Enciso Givhan holds a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in organization leadership from Mount St. Mary’s University and a California Real Estate Broker License.

Professor Enciso Givhan’s efforts to promote student success in the classroom and community include revising the real estate program at LAVC and the addition of a real estate certificate of achievement, starting a real estate student career mentoring program, advising a real estate club with monthly professional guest speakers, and helping students build thriving careers in all areas of real estate practice.


2018 Award

The 2018 Advancing Real Estate Education Award was presented to Leonel “Leo” Bello, MBA, a full time professor of real estate at City College of San Francisco. Professor Bello is the Real Estate Program Coordinator at City College of San Francisco, where he has been teaching in the Business Department since 2000.

Professor Bello was a consulting and contributing member to the financial literacy program for the California Department of Real Estate He helped lauch a statewide financial literacy program during the 2008 financial crisis for the California community colleges to help consumers make informed financial decisions. He is also a a Review Editor for Dearborn Kaplan Publications, and a California licensed Real Estate Broker, Mortgage Broker, and Insurance Broker.

Professor Bello is committed to student success at City College of San Francisco, and has developed a widely attended Real Estate Student Career Night to assist students with resume and interviews with local real estate employers. He also serves on the advisory committee for the California Community Colleges Real Estate Education Advancement Committee.