Akilah is a proud Cambridge native; no matter where she has traveled over the past decades, she always returns home. When she moved back after college, she observed a shift in her community: new high-rise buildings, new condominiums, and lots of renovations. This shift, and the desire to give back to her community, is what initially drew her to real estate. Now Akilah actively contributes to this change, with a focus on enabling Cambridge to remain welcoming to all cultures, backgrounds, education levels and financial statuses. This variety is what makes Cambridge so special, and she loves nothing more than helping others find their home in this amazing city and surrounding areas.
After completing her education at Bentley University with a BS in Marketing, Akilah worked in advertising. There, she gained valuable insight into the corporate world of marketing. In particular, Akilah learned how best to reach and engage consumers. She has transferred those skills to the Liz & Ellie team, where she helps clients by targeting the right audience for listings and locating the best homes for buyers. Akilah also manages the team’s social media platforms, assists in creating marketing collateral, and supports clients throughout the buying and selling process.
Outside of work, Akilah loves to relax with friends and family over a nice meal, and goes for walks around her beloved Cambridge and the surrounding cities. She loves her cat, Carmen, and you might even catch her going for “cat walks” around the neighborhood! Akilah also enjoys the visual arts and adds to her personal art collection whenever a great piece catches her eye. Finally, Akilah loves to travel, which is made evident by the long list of places she’s visited over the years. Her all-time favorite destination is her “second home” of Barbados, where her family is from; but Cambridge is where her heart is.