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How one free local program could get you on track to a new career in 8 weeks

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Learn about CORE. Image via Acre

CORE (Career Opportunities in Real Estate) could be the start of a new career for you in 2022. The online scholarship-based program opens major doors in the real estate industry, with no prior experience required. Learn more about this comprehensive program run by the University of Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE), and how you can apply today.

CORE is your way into the real estate industry 🏢

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This program is real estate diversification. Photo via Jacob Blankenship of Bham Now

CORE is an online certification program that covers the basics of the real estate industry, plus useful business skills for all areas. When you’re done, you’ll be ready to take on a career in real estate.

The program offers unparalleled opportunities and convenience. Just ask recent participant Ty’Asia Bonner, a Miles College student who is now considering a career in real estate. She is in good company. When surveying 45 participants from the first group, 95% found real estate content to be very valuable or very valuable.

One of the the favorite cutting? Although this innovative program was started here in Alabama by the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE), it quickly drew attention and subsequent support from national real estate organizations and companies.

Generous sponsorship = major scholarships 💰

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Industry-wide support for CORE. Image via Acre

National founding partners include CREW Network, IREM Foundation, NMHC and Marcus & Millichap. Alabama-based companies and organizations supporting the cause include Alabama Energy and Graham & Company, with more announcements coming soon in 2022!

Generous sponsorship means that the program is incredibly accessible. How to access it, you ask? Well, thanks to their financial commitment, it’s totally the program Free For successful applicants (the equivalent of $2,500 in scholarship money per participant!).

“As the local chapter of CREW and the only chapter in the state, BirminghamCREW is proud to support the mission of the ACRE CORE Program and to be at the forefront of this important initiative. The CREW Network is the leading provider of research on gender and diversity in commercial real estate. It is inspiring to see the network not only raise awareness not only gender gaps and diversity in the industry, but also taking massive action to make a difference. BirminghamCREW looks forward to supporting CORE, connecting with students, and doing our part to create opportunities for networking, mentorship, internships and careers in commercial real estate.”

—Stephanie Hill, President 2022, BirminghamCREW, Southpace Properties, Inc.

Want to enter? Learn how your business or organization can sponsor the initiative.

Diversification of the real estate industry

Through their program, the REImagined Initiative aims to empower 100,000 individuals from underrepresented groups regarding career opportunities in the real estate industry by 2032.

“We already have great confidence in ACRE’s ability to successfully mobilize the real estate community for action. Their leadership and university connections statewide will bring students; Their real estate business contacts will bring guidance and connections that lead to careers for graduates of the program. Finally, ACRE has created an imposed self-responsibility on CORE which we see as a roadmap to success.”

—Libby Lassiter, President of Bayer Properties (Primary Sponsor of CORE) and Local CORE Ambassador

Apply by January 31, 2022 to start your new career ✅

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For CORE, accessibility and inclusion are paramount. Photo via Jacob Blankenship of Bham Now

There is no better time than the present. It’s time to take your career opportunities into your own hands.

Apply to join the 2022 group today. Online accreditation courses will begin at:

  • February 7 (deadline for submission 31/1/22)
  • June 6
  • September 26

Make real estate a career of choice, not an opportunity. Apply to CORE today!

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