New program is diversifying careers in real estate—get involved today


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Making waves in the real estate industry. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

CORE is committed to making diversity in real estate a reality. With a unique digital curriculum and an emphasis on accessibility, they’re reaching an untapped network of future real estate pros. Ready to learn more about this revolutionary, FREE program? We’ve got details on future cohorts, sponsorship opportunities and more.

CORE’s first cohort

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Carlos (L) and Helena (R) are two of the inaugural cohort members. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Last month, CORE opened applications for their inaugural cohort and the response was clear: there is major demand for accessible education in the real estate industry. Among the nearly 250 applicants, over 50% were women, and the average age was 24.

A number of HBCUs were represented in the applicant pool, including:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alabama State University
  • Howard University
  • Miles College
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Stillman College
  • Tuskegee University

Community support for CORE

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CORE’s incredible Founding Partners. Photo via CORE

Powered by The Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE), CORE is a program within the REimagined initiative. Their goal is to empower over 100,000 young adults of color in the real estate industry by 2030, and CORE is the first step in making that a reality.

ACRE has solid support from the real estate industry, as well as some major community partners. More partners will be recognized soon. This support has aided in funding life-changing scholarships, already totaling over $350,000! The Founder’s campaign ends December 31st and continues to welcome new partners at this time.

Founding Partners include:

“Guided by its mission to elevate Alabama, the Alabama Power Foundation is committed to bridging the gaps of inequity and creating a better Alabama for all. That’s why the foundation supports the Alabama Center for Real Estate’s CORE program in its effort to make diversity in real estate a reality.”

—Zeke Smith, Executive Vice President, Alabama Power

Want to support diversifying real estate careers? Your business can become a sponsor today.

Get involved

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Carlos is ready to take the real estate world by storm! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Does this sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Well, you’re in luck. Given the incredible interest and generous sponsorship, the program is already gearing up for their 2022 cohorts.

Apply to join a 2022 cohort today—the eight-week online courses are scheduled for February 7, June 6 and September 26.

Representation matters

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A career of choice, not chance. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

All who are interested in learning about the world of real estate are encouraged to apply for the free online course. Sponsors and program directors hope that this accessibility will lead to increased diversity and representation across the industry.

“CREW Network, as directed by our strategic plan, is proud to take a leadership role in this initiative as both a founding partner and program contributor. In addition to our financial commitment, we will be taking action by lending our time, talent and expertise to create a more diverse talent pipeline into the industry. CREW Network members will engage with HBCU women through mentoring, learning circles and speaking and content opportunities, and we will leverage our best-in-class UCREW program to assist students in transitioning into entry-level commercial real estate positions. This is a groundbreaking partnership and alignment that will greatly impact the industry and workforce of the future—and CREW is committed to being at the forefront.”

Tiffany English, Senior Director, Architecture with Qualcomm and 2021 CREW Network President

Ready to kick-start your real estate career? Apply to join a 2022 CORE cohort today.

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