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Applications are now open on a rolling basis!

As we continue to review applications, we encourage you to please apply by Saturday, April 29, 2023 for priority consideration

About Real Estate Exchange (REEX) Summer Programs

Exposing Diverse Students to Top Universities & Career Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate

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REEX Summer Programs

REEX Returns Summer 2023

July 10 – July 21, 2023

2023 University Partners

What will REEX Jumpstart look like?

The REEX JumpStart Scholars in Commercial Real Estate is a 2-week residential program that will focus on developing a pipeline of high achieving, diverse students (current high school juniors) by providing exposure to the following:

  • Entrepreneurship & Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals in “Masterclass” Modules as well as Small Group Cohorts
  • Access to University Partners & their College Faculty/Admission Officers
  • Experiential Learning through engaged instruction, site visits, case studies, etc. with other diverse students nationwide
  • Engage with CEOs, Founders & Executives in Business & Commercial Real Estate
  • Participate in Team University Competitions culminating at a National Competition

REEX JumpStart will culminate with a capstone project competition in which top students will apply the skills they have learned to a real-world case study.

2023 University Partners include:

Harvard University, MIT, Howard University, NYU / Cornell University, Roosevelt University

  • Eligibility: Current High School sophomores and juniors
  • Program Fees: $3200.00

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, Up to 6.5 Hours per Day

Session 1 Dates: June 20-July 1, 2022

  • Boston (Harvard/MIT)
  • Washington, DC (Howard University)
  • Miami (University of Miami)

Session 2 Dates: July 11-July 22, 2022

  • New York (New York University) / (Cornell University)*
  • All Cornell University scholars will reside on the NYU Campus
Select top scholars from the program culminating case competition will be invited to attend and compete (all travel, lodging, and meal expense paid)
in a National Leading for Life Challenge: August 2-5, 2022 (Martha’s Vineyard)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To introduce students of color to the commercial real estate industry in a university setting, provide them with the knowledge, networks, and opportunities to build generational wealth, and introduce them to careers with high-earning potential in commercial real estate.

REEX JUMPSTART provides a road map for diverse students to achieve financial independence and generational wealth. In addition, scholars will be exposed to top-tier universities and faculty/admissions officers providing College-level instruction, mentorship, industry professionals, and internship opportunities.

We cannot guarantee placement at any specific university campus, but the admissions committee will consider the applicant’s preferences, in addition to several other factors that we have deemed important in maximizing the scholar’s overall experience

REEX JumpStart will require all participating students to be vaccinated and/or have taken the booster. Unfortunately, COVID is still with us. We need to take precautions to ensure that we can continue to have an opportunity to make the most of our 2023 Summer Session. We want to also take this opportunity to emphasize that our host institutions have strict protocols and guidelines for the health and safety of all students and faculty.

No prior knowledge of real estate is required to apply or participate.

Upcoming Events

Free Course: Using Excel as Your Financial Calculator presented by REEX & The CCIM Institute

If you are a current college student or preparing for your next summer internship, take this free virtual course, presented by REEX & CCIM!

Learn how to fully harness the power of Microsoft Excel for your financial calculations in real estate analysis. Using Excel as Your Financial Calculator takes you step-by-step in utilizing the program as a powerful financial tool, replacing a financial calculator or a financial calculator app. You’ll also learn the building blocks for any financial analysis and how to create customized analyses for any situation.

“Thank you to the REEX program and the Cornell Cohort for allowing me the great opportunity to represent the Cornell Scholars in my remarks. As I said yesterday, I am so grateful to my LEAD and REEX colleagues and the community we have joined. A huge shout out to all of the sponsors, speakers, and REEC.”

-Priyali Bandla
(Scholar, Cornell)

“What a wonderful experience for our son Khari. It offered him additional insights to study and career considerations that he otherwise may never have experienced. Thank you so much and I will forever be an advocate for the work you are doing with REEX/LEAD, pushing as many kids as I can your way. ”

-Leslie W. Kingslow
(Parent of Khari Kingslow, Scholar, MIT)


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