Commercial Real Estate Fellows Program

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.

Program Benefits

  • Learn about commercial real estate principles and real world applications
  • Building tours, job shadow, and mentoring opportunities
  • Professional development workshops and events designed for young professionals in the commercial real estate industry
  • Strengthen professional skills that are in demand for any workplace environment including communication and problem-solving skills
  • Develop and network with a community of peers, mentors, and leaders in the commercial real estate industry

This program includes sixteen class meetings, covering topics such as:

  • Property Management: Overview/Operational Basics, Major Building Components)
  • Leasing & Marketing: Broker View of Leasing Process, Roles of the Owner/Asset Manager/Property Manager, Understanding the Lease
  • Asset Management Acquisition & Disposition Strategies, Overseeing the Portfolio, Understanding & Communicating Owner Objectives
  • Construction & Project Management
  • Facility Management for corporate campuses
  • Real Estate Development

How to Apply

CREATE Fellows 1.0 is currently offered in person at SF State and CREATE Fellows 1.0 Online will be offered Spring semester 2025.   Enrollment for SF State’s 2-semester program (meets every other week) occurs in Spring & Summer for the following academic year.   Click on the school logo to be taken to their website and learn more about the application process.

If you are a college student interested in the online version, please email CREATE Director Tory Brubaker, to learn more about the 2025 offering.

If your college or university is interested in launching a CRE Fellows program, please contact us.