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Mental Health Initiative

Hart Commercial is proud to partner with and serve as board members for M2G’s Mental Health Initiative, a social impact project turned nonprofit started by M2G’s Co-Founders to change the way we diagnose and treat mental illness.

Following the loss of a loved one to bipolar disorder in 2017, M2G’s co-founders, Susan Miller Gruppi and Jessica Miller Essl, channeled their heartbreak into action by launching M2G’s MHI. M2G Ventures may be in commercial real estate, but at the heart of our company is innovation. We have a vision for a world that offers better outcomes, earlier intervention, and an established path to healing and wholeness for current and future generations.

In 2019, we pledged to raise $1M to launch and support the Fort Worth location of the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research & Clinical Care so that a future free from the burden of depression is possible.

The Barking Project

After seeing countless dogs continue to be euthanized daily at the local city shelters due to capacity issues, we decided to take action and partner with various local dog rescue groups to promote adoptions for dogs pulled from the shelters. Co-founded by Hart Commercial’s Allison Frizzo in 2022, The Barking Project is the largest annual dog adoption event in Dallas featuring hundreds of available pups from 20+ participating shelters, pet vendors, sponsorship opportunities, raffle prizes, and more! The proceeds raised from the raffle, sponsorships, and memory wall all go back to the participating rescue groups, allowing them to help more animals with vet expenses (since many rescue dogs have medical issues), food, supplies, etc.

To learn more about how you can help these pups find forever homes, visit our Instagram @thebarkingproject.


Ladies In CRE

Everyone can remember when they were first starting their careers in commercial real estate. Challenging to find your way in, right?

A lot of young professionals give up, not knowing how to enter the industry as there seems to be a lot of barriers. When young talent does overcome these obstacles, they can often burn out, not having proper guidance to learn from and survive in the business.

Founder Allison Johnston saw young women in their 20’s and 30’s in the industry trying to grow their careers and wanted to provide a platform that brings in accomplished women to speak and learn from. Allison attributes her success in CRE to her mentors who helped her navigate her career, connect her with opportunities, and provide guidance.

Allison also understood that those who take the time to mentor will also receive the benefit of building those relationships with the younger generation. That was one of the catalysts for founding Ladies in CRE, which now supports 700 members.