Commercial Real Estate Fellows Program

 Commercial Real Estate Fellows Program

The Fellows Program

We have a flourishing and fast growing commercial real estate industry in San Francisco! The industry is thriving and seeks to infuse the business with new talent from San Francisco State University.

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Commercial Real Estate Alliance for Tomorrow’s Employees (CREATE)

CREATE has partnered with SF State 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.


This one-year program helps you to prepare to be job-ready in the commercial real estate market. 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 are eight sessions each semester and cover topics such as:

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


The cohort runs during the Fall and Spring semesters with eight sessions per semester, for a total of 16 sessions. All sessions take place every other Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. (pending changes due to holidays or unforeseen circumstances).


The program is fully funded by CREATE—there is no tuition or cost to participate.


Fall 2022 classes are held at San Francisco State's main campus. Sessions are tentatively scheduled for in-person, contingent upon state health services guidelines.

Why apply to the program?

Learn the fundamentals of the industry and about the career opportunities in commercial real estate. The experience is enhanced by mentoring, job shadowing, building tours, internships and networking.

During the program, you will:

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

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a current San Francisco State University student that intends to graduate in May 2023 or after.
  • Juniors, seniors or graduate students from any concentration within the Lam Family College of Business are welcome and are encouraged to apply!
  • You must be genuinely interested in, or have a high desire to pursue, a career in commercial real estate within the Bay Area upon graduation.
  • You must have a GPA of at least 2.5
  • You must commit to attending the full one year CRE Fellows program sessions for academic year 2022/2023.

Information Sessions & Interviews

If you would like to attend an informational session and interview about the Commercial Real Estate Fellows program please email Paul Glanting at The deadline to submit your application is Monday, July 25th at 11:59 p.m.

2022 Virtual Commerical Real Estate Fellows Information Sessions

Date Time
7/26/2022 2-3 p.m.  

Contact Us

Contact us if you have questions or would like more information please contact the Commercial Real Estate Program Coordinator and Career Advisor: