CREFC Center for Real Estate Finance Scholarship
In January 2020, CREFC announced the creation of the CREFC Center for Real Estate Finance at the NYU Schack Institute. A core objective of the endowment is to heighten diversity through increased opportunities within CRE finance at the university level for both graduate and undergraduate students. The center serves as a hub for industry collaboration, programming, and student engagement. Through the endowment, CREFC and NYU provide four scholarships each semester for deserving students; two of those scholarships are reserved exclusively for diverse candidates.
Partnership with Historically Black Universities and Colleges (HBCUS)
CREFC’s DEI Committee is currently working with HBCUs on programs designed to:
- Raise awareness about CRE finance amongst students and
- Allow them to engage with CREFC’s network of industry contacts
- Learn about the industry via our catalogue of educational offerings, and
- Participate in industry internship and mentorship programs.
CREFC’s overarching goal is to encourage heightened minority students and young professionals to participation in the CRE finance industry, with the goal of securing student employment upon graduation or enhancing the current employment status of those young professionals already in the sector.