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 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.

Interested in mentoring a CREST intern? 2024 CREST Mentorship Program details have yet to be announced.

WATCH HERE - CREST Mentorship Info Session

Email Aby Bhat ( or Russell Chin ( with any questions!

For Corporate Partners & Founders Circle Platinum Sponsors:
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.

For All Members & Sponsors:
Firms that are not Corporate Partners or Founders Circle Platinum Sponsors are also encouraged to inquire about 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 ( ) Review details on the CREST website. 

I was sponsored to attend the CoreNet Global Summit in Chicago. 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