Commercial Real Estate Success Training (CREST) Partnership

The Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee 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, non-profit 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. Learn more about CREST from previous participant, Markos Alemu. In this video he speaks about his experience interning at Liberty Mutual through CREST last summer. 

For our valued Corporate Partners, in 2022 we offered the opportunity to participate in the CREST program and hire a CREST CRE intern at your own organization during their 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. The total program cost is $5,000 per student, so the cost to each selected Corporate Partner firm will be the $2,500 program fee, plus the salary for your selected intern.

Internship applications have closed for 2022, but if you are a Corporate Partner and interested in participating in the program in 2023 and receiving $2,500 toward program costs as a Corporate Partner benefit, reach out for details to Jill Blanco (  Tell us why your CRE organization would like to participate in the program and how your intern might benefit by working there. 

Firms that are not Corporate Partners are also encouraged to inquire about 2023 internships to CREST directly in order to recruit an intern for your organization. Non-Corporate Partner 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