Commercial Real Estate Success Training (CREST) Partnership

The New England Chapter of CoreNet Global's 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 who are not familiar, 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.

Interested in hosting a CREST intern in summer 2024? Application deadline was extended to January 31, 2024:

Will you be hiring a paid intern in the summer of 2024 for 10-weeks (June-August)? Consider working with the CREST internship program and hire a CREST intern! Applications to host a summer 2024 paid CREST intern are due by January 31, 2024.

To learn more about the CREST Internship Program and details and criteria for applying for a summer 2024 CREST Intern:

WATCH the 2024 CREST Internship Program Q&A Webinar.

See Option 1 or Option 2 below.

1) Option 1 -  New England Chapter Corporate Partners & Founders Circle Platinum Sponsors:
For our valued CoreNet Global - New England Chapter 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 organization during the 10-week summer program.
Once again, our chapter's DEI Committee has agreed to subsidize 50% of the CREST program costs for up to 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. Application and letter of interest are due by 5pm on January 31, 2024.

Step 1: Complete the general interest form on the CREST website

Step 2: Complete the application and submit it along with a letter of interest to newengland@corenetglobalne.org by January 19, 2024. The letter of interest should include details on why your CRE organization would like to participate and how your intern will benefit by working with you.

Timeline:

  • Friday, January 19th - Application deadline
  • Late January – Announcement of the four firms (Corporate Partners or Founders Circle Platinum Sponsors) selected to receive the subsidy
  • Late January/early February - Intern pairings announced
  • June-August 2024 - Internship program (10 weeks)

2) Option 2 -  For All Members & Sponsors:
Firms that are not CoreNet Global - New England Chapter Corporate Partners or Founders Circle Platinum Sponsors are also encouraged to inquire about internships to CREST directly to recruit an intern for your organization.
Your firm 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.  Applications are due by 5pm on January 31,
 2024.

CLICK HERE to fill out an interest form by January 31, 2024 and apply for a summer 2024 CREST Intern directly with CREST.

For questions, please contact Jayson Pugh, CREST Program Manager (jpugh@crestinternship.com ), or review details on the CREST website.

Timeline:

  • Wednesday, January 31st- Application deadline
  • Early/Mid February - Intern pairings announced
  • June-August 2024 - Internship program (10 weeks)


Mentorship:


Interested in mentoring a CREST intern during their 10-week internship? Email Aby Bhat or Russell Chin for details! 

2024 CREST Mentorship Program details have yet to be announced. 

WATCH HERE - 2023 CREST Mentorship Info Session


I was sponsored to attend the CoreNet Global Summit in Chicago in 2022. It was an amazing experience to learn more about CRE and network in the industry. A huge thank you to the New England Chapter for supporting me.
- Giuliana Iavarone '22



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

As an undergraduate student, ERS provided me incredible insight into important trends and opportunities within the CRE industry and gave me the opportunity to network with CRE leaders. I could not be more thankful and will continue to learn and grow in the industry.
- Jessica Harrington '22