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The Commercial Real Estate Alliance for Tomorrow’s Employees (CREATE) educates a diverse workforce and connects career-ready candidates to employers in the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) industry.

Since 2012, CREATE has educated hundreds of students from San Francisco State University and Merritt College, both of which are recognized as having among the most diverse student populations in the nation. Approximately 30% of these students have been hired directly into the industry upon graduation. CREATE’s signature program is the 16-module, 32-hour Fellows curriculum facilitated by industry subject matter experts. Student Fellows learn the fundamentals of the industry and about the career opportunities in commercial real estate. The experience is enhanced by mentoring, job shadowing, building tours, internships and networking as well as the free career portal that connects students with employers offering internships and entry-level jobs.

Board Participation
If you are interested in exploring board participation, please contact CREATE  Director Tory Brubaker at info@createworkforce.org.  CREATE seeks candidates who are passionate about educating students on the career paths available within commercial real estate industry and providing opportunities for students to network with industry professionals prior to full-time employment.   General qualifications include, but are not limited to, a willingness to serve, the ability to meet projected time commitments, the ability to participate in group decision making and support board decisions, and the wherewithal to be professional in nature and dedicated to the mission of delivering career-ready candidates to the local commercial real estate industry.  A diverse leadership composition is essential to encouraging inclusivity within the industry.

All interested candidates should complete the board application by 8/31/2024.  Please forward a bio/resume directly to info@createworkforce.org.

Additional resources are available here: CREATE Director Roles and Responsibilities.

Direct any questions to Tory Brubaker, info@createworkforce.org or 415-827-5056.

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CREATE is an alliance of the following associations:
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