The relationship between REEP & RE began when Bianca Tabourn, a student at Spelman College, came to us as a volunteer. When she went to work with Stockbridge, it facilitated a partnership that provides our students with opportunities to acquaint themselves with the commercial real estate industry. RE also worked alongside Stockbridge to help craft the program.
As a part of REEP, Stockbridge conducts monthly workshops with industry leaders, takes students on property tours, offers paid internships with Stockbridge or its partner firms, matches students with mentors, and helps prepare students for college admissions tests. In between monthly learning sessions hosted by Stockbridge, RE does the day-to-day work of encouraging students to study, helping with assignments, and making sure they arrive at each session ready to learn. RE also helps students with the leadership skills that are required in order to be successful in the program. Those students who successfully complete the program are eligible for a $20,000 scholarship funded by Stockbridge and partnering firms.
The Stockbridge Real Estate Enrichment Program (REEP) was created to expose under-resourced high school students to the commercial real estate industry and to equip these students with the necessary tools to later pursue and secure career opportunities within the real estate field. The program intends to generate a pipeline of interest among minority candidates who otherwise wouldn’t have considered a career in commercial real estate.
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From April 4 to 7, 2022, the REEP student interns enjoyed an out-of-state Spring Break trip to Washington, D.C. to tour colleges and learn more about real estate outside of Atlanta. During the trip, the group attended tours at Georgetown University and Howard University, a property tour of The Yards, a city tour of D.C.’s landmarks and also visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
While at Georgetown, the student interns had the chance to participate in a lecture from Real Estate Program Director, Matthew Cypher, who spoke to the significance of non-traditional asset classes like virtual real estate in the metaverse. In the words of the Raising Expectations team, “We really enjoyed connecting with our students while on this trip. There is a new maturity that comes with having a broader life lens. They see themselves differently, and that change is evident in the decisions they make going forward.”