Mentor Program Success Leads to New Hire

Eduardo Vargas completed Commercial Real Estate Alliance for Tomorrow’s Employees (CREATE) Fellows program at SFSU in May 2023. He participated in the classroom activities and availed himself of the Mentor Match program which introduced him to mentor Jason Smith, CPM, RPA, JLL. While he still has another year left to complete his finance degree at San Francisco State University, their connection turned into a job as a property associate for one of JLL’s SF properties.

“I am grateful to the CREATE program for enabling me to showcase my abilities beyond just a resume. Through CREATE’s mentorship program, I was connected with Jason Smith. I feel fortunate to have secured a position with JLL, and although balancing work and school will be challenging, my passion for the job makes it worthwhile.”

Congratulations to both Eduardo and JLL for capitalizing on the resources available from CREATE and bringing the next generation of professionals into the CRE industry.