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.
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
This program is currently offered at the following colleges and universities and each manages their selection process separately. Enrollment for SF State’s 2-semester program (meets every other week) occurs in Spring & Summer for the following academic year. Enrollment for Merritt College’s 1 semester program (meets every week) occurs in November for the Spring Semester. Click on the school of your choice to be taken to their website and learn more about the application process. Click here for the Student Application Package for Merritt College Spring 2023 Fellows offering.
If your college or university is interested in launching a CRE Fellows program, please contact us.
We’re not only training a CRE workforce through our partnership with CREATE; we’re highlighting commercial real estate as a career alternative in a highly complex, technology focused Bay Area.
Sandra Boyle, Cushman & Wakefield
It's hard to come up with something that would make CREATE better. I truly believe they give you everything you need to get the most out of the program.
Cameron Newcomb, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2021, employed by CBRE
The CREATE program gave me that framework to understand how a building operates that I wouldn't have been able to learn without time in the industry.
Marco McCartney, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2021, employed by JLL
If you're not involved in this you are missing a great opportunity. Get involved, participate, contribute.
Glenn Good, Glenn Good Group
How much have we contributed to the companies that we've worked with? A little donation is trivial compared to what we contribute to these companies.
The amount of success I've had through CREATE has been incredible. The network that I built through the CREATE program created the pathway to my new position.
Kaitlyn Klinger, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2020, employed by VTS
I was able to learn and have a heads up because of the CREATE program. This really was the golden ticket.
Anne Chung, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2021, employed by BXP
The best way to get an employee that's eager and hungry to learn more is definitely through the CREATE program.
Amy La, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2021, Employed by JLL
We're on the right track with this program. It's fantastic.
Linda Foster, LPC RiverRock
CREATE's commercial real estate fellows classes support our industry’s growing employment needs.
Tawni Sullivan, Board Chair, Consultant
Our biggest asset in commercial real estate is our people. Bringing in students from diverse backgrounds will help us ask the right questions and evolve our business to provide an even better product for our clients.
Mark Kelly, ABM
I’ve been so impressed with the quality of interns our company has sourced through CREATE's training program; we’ve now hired several of them as full-time employees!
Rick Buziak, Swift Real Estate Partners
Keep on looking to CREATE for a talent pipeline because that right there brings so much value to your company.
Christine Mann, Rockhill Management
CREATE completely surpassed all of my expectations. Everything I was able to learn in CREATE I'm actually able to put to work everyday. It's not just property management, its leasing, its design and more.
Alexis Escaranio, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2021, employed by CBRE
The CREATE program prepared me for the job and then also through their job board I was able to find a job.
Jered Baker, CREATE Fellows Graduate 2020, employed by CBRE