ULI/REAP Online Academy - Fall 2021

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With successful in-person and virtual academies for the past 23 years, Project REAP (The Real Estate Associate Program) – the industry’s leading effort to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the commercial real estate
industry – returns this Fall for the ULI/REAP Online Academy


The Academy, delivered in collaboration with ULI (the Urban Land Institute), will provide real estate education for students, professionals, and the public. This strategic partnership will build on a long-standing relationship and commitment to bridge the gap between talented diverse professionals and the world of commercial real estate. The 8-week Academy will provide a suite of on-demand courses, live webinars, and panel discussions taught by senior-level experts in the commercial real estate industry.

Additionally, successful completion of the program will provide participants with a free 1 year membership to ULI, a leading global real estate industry association that offers educational and professional networking opportunities. The value of the membership may exceed the cost of the tuition for the Academy.


What You Will Learn:

The purpose of this online course is to introduce commercial real estate terminology, concepts, and processes, that will lay the foundation for a successful career in commercial real estate.

The live sessions of the Academy (which will include access to the on-demand module, videos and downloaded resources) will be held on Monday and Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm during the 8-week schedule.  Instructors are recruited from REAP's corporate sponsors, premiere CRE firms and the CRE departments within major corporations. They include, but are not limited to: Starbucks, JBG Smith, JLL, Starwood Capital Group, Nuveen and Marcus & Millichap. A total of 13 to 14 live sessions are planned inclusive of virtual networking opportunities with fellow participants, instructors and past REAP alumni. These connections provide a foundation for further networking opportunities involving the complimentary Urban Land Institute (ULI) membership that each participating fellow receives as part of his/her tuition.


A sampling of the live session topics are as follows:

  1. group investment & real estate fund formation

  2. legal issues in commercial real estate

  3. mixed-use development

  4. retail site selection

  5. office leasing

  6. multifamily finance/investment

  7. the career pathing experiences of past Academy graduates

  8. healthcare facility leasing and/or investment

  9. sustainable development


Participants should expect to spend approximately four-six hours to complete the weekly courses, including the on demand modules. Click here for a snap shot of the on demand course schedule.  



Applicants must have a 4-year degree (or be a current graduating senior) from an accredited institution and demonstrate an interest in commercial real estate. Prior real estate experience is not a prerequisite as REAP seeks candidates from across a wide spectrum of disciplines. The tuition cost is $850.00.

Start Date:

Classes begin on Monday, October 18.




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