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Adams of Providence Receives Clarkson University’s Top Award for Young Alumni
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Adams received his bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University in 1993. In 1999, he graduated from Cornell University with a master of science degree in a specialized business program in real estate.
Adams’ career in real estate began while he was still a student in Potsdam. He purchased his first home at 20-years-old at 6 State Street, Potsdam. He renovated and repaired the house for rental and by the time the bank assessed the house for the closing, it appraised at twice what he had paid for it.
After graduation, Adams worked as an environmental engineer for Pare Engineering. He continued buying houses, fixing them up and reselling them concentrating mostly around Providence, near Brown University.
Finally, he expanded his residential real estate projects with industrial mill buildings in the Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls areas, buying distressed or underperforming properties and filling them with small companies and an art studio. Today, Adams has more than 250, 000 square feet with 50-plus tenants. He is owner of Adams Realty Endeavors Inc. and North American Industries Inc., both successful real estate development and management companies.
Adams has remained closely involved with Clarkson University. He has hosted hockey telecast events, interviewed prospective students, and attended high school information events about Clarkson. He is also a Roundtable member and a current and past reunion planning chair.
He lives in Providence, R.I., with his wife, Sara Adams. They have one daughter, Audrey.
Clarkson University crosses the boundaries of disciplines, nations and cultures in order for discovery, engineering innovation and enterprise to come together. As a result, faculty and graduates grasp the full impact of their calling, direct their research to the world’s pressing issues and lead with confidence and distinction. One in seven alumni is already a CEO or other senior executive. Located in Potsdam, N.Y., just outside the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Clarkson is home to 3, 000 students preparing for rewarding careers through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, science, and health sciences, as well as unparalleled outdoor recreation and life experiences beyond the classroom.
Photo caption: Jerauld Adams (right) receives the Golden Knight Award from Clarkson University President Tony Collins (left) and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Steve Newkofsky (center).