Tomorrow's Real Estate Leaders

An ARA program to accelerate your future career in investment management and commercial real estate.

November 5-7, 2021

 Deadline Extended: October 10, 2021

Keynote Speaker

Malcom Johnson, CEO at Langdon Park Capital will be featured on Saturday, Nov. 6th.

Skill Building

Develop leadership, team building, and interview skills. Start preparing for your future career in commercial real estate.

Career Development

Learn from industry leaders and build your network so you’re set up for success before you enter the workforce.

Benefits of the Program

What you will gain?

Over the course of the 2.5-day program, you will be exposed to ARA’s national portfolio of real estate assets, gaining practical experience and skills to start building your career in real estate. Sessions will include hands-on workshops with our acquisitions and asset management teams, interview tips for landing your first job in commercial real estate, a session from our head of research on the Future of Real Estate, a virtual asset tour, and many other engaging and career-focused learning sessions. The entire experience is centered on helping you gain exposure and learn more about the investment management and commercial real estate industries. The program will conclude with a case study competition, during which participants will prepare group presentations for a chance to win prizes and a possible summer internship with ARA.

Program Details and Requirements

To apply you must be:  

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate and will have completed at least four semesters or eight quarters of college by August 2021;

  • Of a group underrepresented in commercial real estate/investment management industries, including, but not limited to, individuals who identify as Black or African American, Latinx or Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, or the indigenous peoples of the Americas, including Native Americans and Alaskan Natives;

  • 18 years of age or older.

Student Testimonials

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Susan Velasquez

"I received great exposure to the real estate investment industry. Each day was a new learning experience that provided me with significant professional and career development." 


Alvaro Carrillo-Sanchez

"Despite the challenges of COVID-19 and interning remotely, I was able to meet with different teams and senior management to get a better understanding as to how an institutional manager operates. My summer culminated in a presentation about Boston submarkets in previous downturns."

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Eleazar Lopez

"Learning from and working alongside some of the best and brightest in the business was among my favorite experiences at ARA. I worked on multiple properties and projects where I felt I was able to be engaged and contribute."

About ARA

American Realty Advisors ("ARA") is a premier investment manager of institutional quality commercial real estate portfolios focused on providing superior risk-adjusted returns for our clients and investors, consistent with the objectives defined by their investment guidelines.