ASSURE ABSTRACT EDUCATION SERIES
Cultural Competency in Real Estate
with Kristin Pelatti
JUNE 20, 2023
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
In-Person at 57 US-6, suite 201
Baldwin Place, NY 10505
Requirements For NYS Licensed Real Estate Salespersons, Brokers, And Realtors
This course will identify cultural competency in Real Estate and how to better connect with
clients in different cultures. After completing this course, real estate agents will have a better
awareness of cultural competency and will have tools to improve their own interactions with
clients of different cultures.
This course covers the body of federal law, New York State, and local
laws prohibiting discrimination in housing and real-estate-related transactions. The historical role of
the government reinforced racial segregation in housing is examined to promote a better understanding
as to how historical policies and practices have ongoing impacts perpetuating barriers to fair housing
and racial economic inequities, and what more can be done to address these barriers.
The course will specifically examine:
1) the historical role of government in establishing racial
segregation through planning, policies, and practice;
2) Federal, New York State, and Local Fair
Housing Laws and Protected Classes;
3) the historical role of the real estate industry;
4) Long Island
Divided: Newsday’s three-year investigative report;
5) New York State Senate Investigation,
Report and Recommendations;
6) New York State Legislation to Combat Fair Housing Violations;
7) the Real Estate Industry’s Response: an Equitable Pathway Forward.
What you will learn
About Our Instructors
Kristin R. Pelatti is a real estate/land use attorney and CEO of Assure Abstract. Kristin attended Siena College earning a B.S. in Accounting and Pre-Law Certificate. While in college, Kristin received her real estate license and began working as a salesperson at Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty. As college went on her love for real estate and law grew and she was accepted into the accelerated program at Pace University School of Law. Kristin was on the executive board of the Pace Environmental Law Review and an active volunteer in the Land Use Law Center. Kristin graduated in 2018 with her Juris Doctor with a concentration in Real Estate and Land Use Law. Kristin was admitted to the New York State Bar and began practicing as a Real Estate and Land Use attorney. While practicing, she was accepted into a Fellowship at Pace University School of Law as the Land Use Law Fellow and received her LLM in Environmental Law with a concentration on Land Use and Sustainable Development. Kristin actively worked at this time with the Land Use Law Center facilitating numerous trainings for land use board of municipalities within New York. After her Fellowship, Kristin worked at MarksDiPalermo, PLLC as a Real Estate and Municipal Law Associate. In this positions she served as Deputy Corporation Council for the City of Rye. Kristin continued to represent buyers, sellers, lenders and investors in real estate transactions and as counsel for developers in various development projects appearing before land use boards for approvals needed. In 2021 Kristin co-founded Assure Abstract a title company focused on serving the Hudson Valley not only through title services but its philanthropic efforts to assist the communities it serves. Kristin is a member for BNI Alliance Builders and the New York State Bar Association.