Join us on Thursday, November 12, 2020 for a virtual event, Celebrate CREATE:   Connect. Engage. Employ. celebrating CREATE’s efforts to identify, educate, and recruit talent for commercial real estate and this year’s honoree, Tishman Speyer.  The event will be free of charge and run 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. | Login & Join the Celebration
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Program
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Networking



CREATE continues to fulfill its mission to CONNECT, ENGAGE, and EMPLOY.
Support for CREATE addresses our industry’s growing need for “job ready” commercial property professionals. Providing hands-on training through our Fellows programs at SF State and Merritt College, internships and job opportunity services to a diverse population of students wishing to pursue a career in commercial real estate and related service industries ensures a sustainable future for our industry. Your support  is crucial to continuing our mission to identify, educate, and recruit talent for commercial real estate so that employers have a diverse pipeline of job-ready candidates for their entry-level positions.

Commitment to Diversity
“The Wall Street Journal’s 2021 Best Colleges list places SF State in the top five for the “Environment” category, which measures the diversity of a university’s community based on its racial and ethnic makeup and other factors.” CREATE’s partnership with SF State, as well as Merritt College, enables our industry to make signification progress in diversifying its employee base.

2020 Accomplishments

  • Curriculum Update – Using the latest in adult learning principles, CREATE fined tuned the program curriculum based on instructor and student feedback. The enhanced curriculum meets the learning styles of today’s college student for either online or in-person presentation.
  • Virtual Delivery – Transitioned overnight from an in-person, semester-long program to virtual delivery ensuring program continuity. Modern instructor materials matched with a nimble and dedicated faculty allowed uninterrupted progress.
  • Fellows expansion –Largest cohort of 48 students enrolled in Fall 2020 Fellows program. Expansion resulting from student word of mouth and derived value of the program coupled with a virtual platform allowing greater and more convenient participation. Additionally, grew our faculty to over 25 representatives from our partner associations.
  • Career Center– Established a free job bank portal to connect employers and students for entry-level, commercial real estate and related positions. Underscores CREATE’s goal of connecting educated and trained students and graduates with local industry employers.

Donate Today!
2020 has been an unprecedented year for us all let alone our industry. Together we will make it through, thrive and learn valuable lessons about how we operate as humans and as professionals. We urge you to donate at your previous giving level. If the economic impacts of COVID-19 preclude this, please consider a lower level or our newly created Friend of CREATE $1000 level. Every dollar contributed directly supports CREATE’s mission, from Fellows programming, curriculum development, program expansion, mentoring, and connecting students and employers with internships and entry-level jobs.

Celebrate CREATE:   Educate. Engage. Employ.
Donor Levels

Signature Donor – $25,000
Champion Donor – $12,000
Contributing Donor – $7,500
Supporting Donor – $3,500
Friend of CREATE – $1,000


All donors will be recognized at the virtual Celebrate CREATE event on November 12, 2020 honoring Tishman Speyer and their efforts to attract and engage diverse talent. Contributions to CREATE are tax-deductible and prepare an eager young workforce for a career in commercial real estate.

Tishman Speyer is CREATE’s 2020 Industry Honoree
Tishman Speyer is committed to developing and operating properties that deliver enduring value to occupants and local communities around the world. As a global company, they feel a deep civic responsibility to each community in which they operate. Tishman Speyer has several community service initiatives and is deeply committed to being active in their local communities across the globe.
Tishman Speyer and CREATE’s objectives are in alignment — both are committed to attracting the best and brightest talent to our industry. Tishman Speyer understands the need to engage diverse talent to manage their growing portfolio and looks to engage with students during their educational journey. CREATE is the conduit, providing hands-on training, internships and job placement services to students wishing to pursue a career in commercial real estate.

Contributions to CREATE are tax-deductible and go a long way in helping prepare an eager young workforce for a career in Commercial Real Estate by:

➢     Strengthening our workforce with outreach to diverse and under-served populations.
➢     Funding curriculum development for college-level instruction, and career guidance.
➢     Enriching CRE training through job shadowing and internship opportunities.
To view a video about the value of supporting CREATE, click below: