Commercial Real Estate Fellows Program

This 16-session program prepares students to be job-ready for entry into the commercial real estate industry. This is your opportunity to enter the field of commercial real estate, an industry that is rapidly changing due to factors such as shifts in demographics and advances in technology.

Students at partner institutions who are interested in an exciting career in Commercial Real Estate can take advantage of CREATE’s CRE Fellows Program. This program for undergraduate and graduate students runs for 16 sessions, (usually September-May) and is specifically designed to provide students with an overview of the many career opportunities available in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. Whether you are interested in a career in Property or Asset Management, Leasing, Project Management or Development, this program covers the basic concepts and job responsibilities provides a chance to network with professionals in the industry, and on-the-job training (through internships) so you can be workforce ready.

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

This program is currently offered at the following colleges and universities and each manages their selection process separately. Click on the school of your choice to be taken to their website and learn more about the application process:


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