BOSTON – Boston-area students ages 16-21 who are interested in learning the fundamentals of the real estate industry can now apply to join the Fallon Real Estate Entrepreneurship Youth Program hosted by The Fallon Company and Street2Ivy.
The free, six-week summer program will teach students the basics of commercial real estate investment, exposing them to relevant industry skills while establishing their relationships with mentors.
The program is a collaboration between The Fallon Company, a leading national real estate development firm headquartered in Boston, and Street2Ivy, an entrepreneurial incubator focused on providing aspiring change-makers in underserved communities the tools and resources they need to achieve economic empowerment. Participants will learn critical skills for succeeding in the commercial real estate industry, including identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities, conducting property valuations and market analysis, raising capital and submitting and negotiating a winning offer.
“We’re dedicated to combating income and wealth disparities in low-income communities by offering youth access to entrepreneurial opportunities,” said Tavares Brewington, founder of Street2Ivy. “Through our continued partnership with The Fallon Company, we’re able to introduce budding students to leading commercial real estate experts to gain valuable knowledge and hands-on industry experience that could help propel their professional experiences later in life.”
The Fallon Company is the founding partner of the Real Estate Entrepreneurship Youth Program, which aligns with the company’s commitment to foster equal and fair inclusion across all projects, direct greater philanthropic support to overlooked and vulnerable communities, and bolster the pipeline of diverse real estate professionals.
“We look forward to launching this program once again in collaboration with Street2Ivy to help expand the potential career paths for young people in underserved communities while increasing the diverse talent within the commercial real estate industry,” said Michael Fallon, CEO of the Fallon Company. “The success of the program from years past has only continued to show how critical it is to provide new pathways for growth to a wider array of students from different backgrounds.”
The program will run from July 11th to August 16th with classes held on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6 – 8 p.m. The cohort will meet industry professionals, tour some of Boston’s most exciting projects and evaluate realistic investment opportunities. The program will begin with a summer event on June 14th in Boston’s Seaport district in The Fallon Company’s Fan Pier neighborhood.
Applications for the Real Estate Entrepreneurship Youth Program are now open and can be submitted here. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 15th.