The PREA Foundation partners with leading providers of diversity programming to develop a pipeline of brilliant students and young professionals to enter the real estate industry.
SEO/PREA Real Estate Track College Internship Program
Since its inception in 2017, the PREA/SEO Real Estate Track has provided intensive, industry-led training and coaching to college students at top real estate firms across the nation. The partnership aims to increase diverse employment in the commercial real estate industry by developing a pipeline of talented students of color. By providing them with key networking opportunities and the training to successfully interview, students can secure summer internships with firms across the commercial real estate industry.
Click here to learn more about how your organization can get involved in this innovative diversity internship program.
Urban Alliance Property Management Pathway High School Internship Program
In 2020, the PREA Foundation partnered with Urban Alliance, a national youth workforce development nonprofit, on a new philanthropic investment to bridge the gap between young, diverse talent and upwardly mobile, living-wage careers in the industry. Urban Alliance created the Residential Real Estate Property Management Pathway to introduce high school seniors from under-resourced communities to the property management industry and support their transition to the workforce
We seek organizational involvement in this program by providing property management internship or sponsorship opportunities (leasing and maintenance) for young people in DC, Northern Virginia, and Chicago.
Click here to learn more about Urban Alliance and the Residential Real Estate Property Management Pathway.
REEX High School Real Estate Career Exploration Program
The REEX (Real Estate Exchange) Summer Intensive Program was established by REEC (Real Estate Executive Council) to address the dearth of African Americans and Latinos working within the CRE industry. REEX Summer Intensive Program is dedicated to helping high school students of color take charge of their future and introducing them to careers with high earning potential in commercial real estate.
Click here to learn more about REEX Summer Intensive Program.
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