Helping Asian Americans become leaders in the commercial real estate & facility industries

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Asian Commercial Professionals (“ACP”) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based 501(c) (6) non-profit organization with a mission to advance Asians Americans to become leaders in the commercial real estate and facilities industries.  Consistent with this mission and to encourage and recognize excellence in pursuing careers in all aspects of commercial real estate and facilities industry, ACP is providing the following scholarship opportunities for professionals and students.

Scholarship Opportunities/Eligibility:

ACP will award several Scholarships between $2,000 and $2,500.  The Scholarships will be awarded to deserving Asian-Americans in the Bay Area in two categories:

(1) Students currently enrolled (a) as a graduating high school senior or (b) in college or applicable trade school, pursuing a career in fields related to Architecture, Engineering, Commercial Real Estate, Facility Management, or Construction Trades.  Awarded Scholarships must be used for tuition and books.

(2) Professionals working in Commercial Real Estate / Facilities Management in fields such as facility/property management, construction/engineering, brokerage, finance, architecture, appraisal or related fields.  Awarded Scholarships must be used towards the cost of certification programs such as IFMA FMP, IFMA CFM, BOMA RPA, CCIM or other professional development or licensing programs.

Please download the application for all application requirements. 



Jackie Greely

Currently holding a sales role in the Silicon Valley, Jackie’s diverse professional background has led her to take an interest in Facilities Management. The world of facilities touches a plethora of departments and expertise. Having held positions in a variety of fields such as fitness, radio, and sales, Jackie is no stranger to understanding how different trades can come together and create a symbiotic relationship for a company.

“My involvement in IFMA (International Facility Management Association) Silicon Valley has allowed her to recognize the importance of personal and professional growth through networking.”

With this realization, Jackie was introduced to the wonderful organization of the ACP. Not only did ACP’s values align with hers, but their dedication to mentoring and networking with younger generations aligned perfectly with her future goals. With plans to gain a Facility Management Professional credential, Jackie will take that newfound knowledge and share it with aspiring college students. Becoming a mentor to those in the Asian American community is a goal of Jackie’s. She intends to introduce them to the facilities world and share how the ACP can aid them in their future endeavors.

Manolito Acebedo

As a Bay Area native, Mano Acebedospecializes in the sale and leasing of Commercial Properties around the San Francisco Bay Area. He learned about real estate when he started a business cleaning out foreclosed homes during the recession. He became licensed in 2010. It's been a long road to get where he is today, but he sees this as the start of a successful career.

“My goal is to become CCIM certified and to be involved with organizations like ACP. I am passionate about working with clients and helping them achieve their investment goals.”

Mano thrives on networking, building, and maintaining relationships.

Outside of real estate Mano loves to spend time with his wife Andrea, 6-month-old daughter Senna, and their black Labrador Cam. 

Anne Chung

Anne Chung was born and raised in San Francisco with a Chinese and Vietnamese background. Her passion to focus on Business Management at San Francisco State University inspired her to work in the Commercial Real Estate industry and put a footprint in the business with my Asian ethnic background.

“I am proud to be an Asian woman and would love to bring more diversity and equality into the workplace.”

Juliana Zeng

Juliana Zeng is an incoming freshman at UC Berkeley.

“Growing up as a language enthusiast at the crossroads of culture, exploring every nook and cranny of the amazingly diverse city of San Francisco. I have developed and learned to transcend my own cultural perspectives. I Strive to be an agent of change addressing the issues within the Asian community and the broader local community.”

Juliana hopes to major in public policy and urban planning, exploring the intersection between systemic racism/barriers and the real estate industry.

“I will use my experiences along with my unique perspective as a young Asian American to transform the world of real estate.”

Justin Lue

Justin Lue is a planning to attend UCLA in the fall. At UCLA, Justin will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

“My first exposure to civil engineering came when I visited Taipei 101 in Taiwan. The design of the building fascinated me. I realized that civil engineering is vital to our cities and future, shaping the infrastructure we rely on. I learned about different branches of civil engineering, becoming interested in structural engineering, and construction management.

In my future career as a civil engineer, I hope to improve our cities and buildings.”

Whether mitigating construction impact as a construction manager or pushing the boundaries of building design as a structural engineer, Justin aims to be a leader in his field.

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