Commercial Real Estate Fellows

Commerical Real Estate Fellows and three faces with aerial view of downtown San Francisco

There's no better time to apply to the Commercial Real Estate Fellows Program.

Thanks to the flourishing tech industry, San Francisco is undergoing a building boom. Half-built skyscrapers and construction cranes are regular fixtures along the downtown skyline and a sign that another industry is thriving: commercial real estate.

The organization Commercial Real Estate Alliance for Tomorrow’s Employees (CREATE) assists San Francisco State University to develop future global leaders through the Commercial Real Estate Fellows Program. CREATE is a collaborative effort between leading commercial real estate companies and service firms to address the industry’s growing workforce challenges throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

About the Program

The one-year program prepares students to be job-ready in the commercial real estate market, and runs two semesters from September 2018 to May 2019. This is your opportunity to enter the field of commercial real estate, an industry that is rapidly changing due to factors such as shifts in demographics and advances in technology. There is no cost to become a fellow.

There are eight classes each semester, covering topics such as:

  • property management
  • leasing & marketing
  • asset Management
  • understanding commercial real estate types
  • construction and project management

Who is Eligible?

  • Domestic students (unfortunately, international students are not eligible to apply at this time)
  • Must be a San Francisco State University sophomore, junior, or senior student, from any concentration
  • GPA of 2.5
  • Must be genuinely interested in exploring commercial real estate
  • Expected to make a one-year commitment if selected for the program

Program Benefits

  • learn about commercial real estate principles and real world applications
  • building tours, job shadow, and mentoring opportunities
  • professional development workshops and events designed for young professionals in the commercial real estate industry
  • strengthen professional skills that are in demand for any workplace environment including communication and problem-solving skills
  • develop and network with a community of peers, mentors, and leaders in the commercial real estate industry

Questions or Need More Information?

Please check in during Spring 2019 for information on how to apply for the next cohort. If you have any questions, please contact Javier Garcia at for more information.