“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”
- Nelson Mandela
Sam Harris III
Co-Founder & President
Sam Harris III is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Association of Independent Real Estate Experts. Sam served in various leadership roles in the real estate, financial service, and mortgage industry for over 25 years, including being the broker of Samjen Residential & Commercial Realty as well as the CEO of Blue Dolphin Capital. Sam co-founded AIREE in 2020, after years of researching to lack of independent African American real estate and mortgage brokerages in position to serve communities throughout the U.S.
Understanding, that without these services in local markets communities, would continue to be deprived of opportunities in the areas of home ownership, small business growth, entrepreneurship, employment, healthcare and finance stability.
BJ Harris, MBA
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Strategy
BJ Harris is the Co- Founder and Executive Vice President of Strategy for the Association of Independent Real Estate Experts. BJ oversees the Partnership Development and Business Analytics team. She leads the AIREE’s developmental business objectives with the goal to continuously help grow the independent broker channels through innovative technology and professional management principles. She is also responsible for developing sponsorship opportunities and initiatives focused on Broker-to-Broker recruitment efforts.