Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate
The Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) Internship Program is an annual summer program that exposes college students to the commercial real estate industry in Hampton Roads. The program provides diverse and informative events presented by local, successful industry professionals, along with an on-site internship at one of the program’s sponsoring organizations. In support of the six-week program, the Authority sent its three summer interns to participate. The interns became familiar with what the area has to offer in terms of employment opportunities and gained invaluable experience with the many different facets of the industry. In addition to learning the fundamentals of the commercial real estate industry, the interns participated in programs concerning economic development, brokerage, credit, title searching and participated in mentoring sessions that allowed them to network with attorneys, managers, brokers and other professionals who play a role in the industry. The interns left the program with a greater appreciation for commercial real estate, hands-on work experience and priceless networking skills and acquaintances.