Commercial Real Estate Success Training (CREST) Partnership

The CoreNet New England Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) is responsible for our on-going relationship with CREST (Commercial Real Estate Success Training). We are proud to announce that given this partnership that our CoreNet Global New England Chapter is now a CREST  “Champion” acknowledging our commitment and financial support of their program. This “Champion” designation provides our chapter with the opportunity to market our partnership and to educate program interns and CREST alumni about careers in corporate real estate as well as the value of CoreNet Global membership.

For those that do not know, CREST is a local organization that provides meaningful summer internships (between June and August) along with personal and professional skills development to highly motivated and talented college students who have been historically underrepresented in our industry. CREST works with partner firms to recruit the right intern for real estate organizations and provides on-going support and skills development training throughout their internship.

Watch this video to learn how to apply for the 2023 CREST Internship Program:

Learn more about CREST from a previous participant, Markos Alemu.
In this video he speaks about his experience interning at Liberty Mutual through CREST.

For our valued Corporate Partners and Founders Circle Platinum Sponsors, we offer the opportunity to participate in the CREST program and hire a CREST CRE intern at your own organization during the 10-week summer program.
Once again, our chapter has agreed to subsidize 50% of the CREST program costs for as many as four of our Corporate Partners and Founders Circle Platinum Sponsors. The total program cost is $5,000 per student plus the salary for your selected intern. The cost to each of the four selected sponsor firms will only be $2,500 toward the $5,000 program fee plus the salary for your selected intern.

If you are interested in participating in the program and receiving $2,500 toward program costs as a Corporate Partner or Founders Circle Platinum Sponsor benefit, please send a letter of interest, a completed 2023 CREST application with your CRE intern job description to Avery Stankus at no later than Friday, January 20th, 2023.

Firms that are not Corporate Partners or Founders Circle Platinum Sponsors are also encouraged to inquire about 2023 internships to CREST directly in order to recruit an intern for your organization. Non-sponsor firms will be responsible for the entire cost of the program. The total program cost is $5,000 per student, plus the salary for your selected intern. For questions, please contact Jayson Pugh, Program Manager at, simply review details at the CREST website