CRE Launch Program

Courses Taught by Industry Experts
Supported with curriculum, tests, and assignments written by our team at Foresite.

In 2020, we decided to open our own training program to those outside our firm. We have since trained over 90 professionals both in-person and virtually for dozens of organizations.

Investing in Our Future

For generations, commercial real estate training has been offered one way, mentorship. We still believe that nothing replaces a good mentor, but that has created some gaps in the technical skills not typically taught in our industry without on-the-job experience.

Meanwhile, the technical aspects of the industry continue to evolve and become more complicated. The increased burden on the mentors and trainers leaves them little time and less desire to develop new talent.

As a result, our industry is not attracting and retaining new and diverse talent. A labor shortage could create a severe issue for all of our organizations in the very near future.

The goal of this program is to change that, one emerging professional at a time.

Courses Offered


Easily attend courses remotely

  • Welcome to Foresite
  • Introduction to CRE
  • Meet the Players
  • Inbound Sales
  • CRE Math 101
  • Commercial Leases 101
  • Landlord Representation
  • Tenant Representation
  • Property Management 101
  • Property Accounting
  • Business Development (Leasing)
  • Business Etiquette & Communication
  • Creating a Submarket Report
  • Value of Representation
  • Office Systems & Tech
  • Commercial Title Insurance
  • Foresite Marketing
  • CRE Macro Economics
  • Tenant Improvements 101
  • Leasing Templates
  • Accounting for Non-Accountants
  • Intro to Investment Sales
  • Inv. Sales 101 - Pricing & Risk
  • Inv. Sales 102 - Leverage
  • Inv. Sales 103 - Cashflow Model

who we serve

Each year we sort through a growing list of applicants and search for the brightest and most ambitious emerging professionals joining our industry. This includes current working professionals, working parents, veterans, business owners and college students.


  • 43.75% had less than one year of experience in commercial real estate
  • 40.6% had 1-3 years of experience in commercial real estate
  • 15.6% had more than 10 years of work experience (regardless of industry)
  • Common careers prior to CRE included:
    • Attorney
    • Business Owner
    • Military
    • Lender
  • 42% working full time in the industry at the time of application
  • 25% female
  • 90% of the students were local
  • 10% joined us remotely
  • 16 brokerage firms represented


0-1 Year CRE
1-3 Years CRE
10+ Years Exp.
Full-Time Worker
In-Person Student
Remote Student

Graduates of the program have gone on to enjoy careers at:

Launch Program Student


Sponsors have a unique opportunity to influence new entrants to commercial real estate and build loyalty to their brand. The students in the program are selected based on their likelihood and ability to build a successful career in the industry. Our typical class is comprised of a diverse demographic of high-performing individuals with an intentional focus on building a career in commercial real estate. The students may be professionals that are considering a career change or advancement or recent college graduates.

Providing scholarships to students allows benefactors the opportunity to get to know students one on one if they desire. Many students finish the program by obtaining a position in the industry. This can be a wonderful opportunity for businesses to identify top talent who have already received industry training.

Corporate sponsors will be promoted with the program as contributors to this important talent development program.

Platinum Sponsor - $5,000   |   Gold Sponsor - $3,000   |   Silver Sponsor - $2,000   |   Full Scholarship - $2,500   |   Half Scholarship - $1,250

Headshot Sponsor - $500   |  Recruiting Sponsor - $500   |   Kickoff Lunch Sponsor - $2,500


Each year our goal is to make this program available at little or no cost to the students in the program. We need your help to continue expanding and improving the program while not limiting access to the students. Please consider partnering with us in developing the talent our industry needs.

  • Platinum Sponsor
  • $5,000
  • Sponsor logo on all advertisements named on all program materials, website, social media posts
  • Attendance for four at Kickoff and Closing Reception
  • May include branded items in student swag bags
  • Hyperlinked website on landing page
  • Sponsor may provide pop up banner to display at kickoff and all classes
  • Company representative introduced to students
  • Ongoing social media acknowledgments for the year of 2023
  • Inclusion in press release
  • Company may send one representative to each session
  • Logo on E-blast to 8,500 industry professionals (2 blasts)
  • Recognition for sponsorship of two students
  • Half page ad in program brochure
  • Sign Up
  • Gold Sponsor
  • $3,000
  • Sponsor logo on program materials and link on website, social media mentions
  • Attendance for two at Kickoff and Closing Reception
  • May include branded items in student swag bags
  • Inclusion in press release
  • Recognition for sponsorship of one student
  • Logo on E-blast to 8,500 industry professionals (2 blasts)
  • Quarter page ad in student program brochure
  • Sign Up
  • Silver Sponsor
  • $2,000
  • Sponsor logo on program materials and website, and inclusion in press release
  • May include branded items in student swag bags
  • Logo on E-blast to 8,500 industry professionals (2 blasts)
  • 2x2 ad in program brochure
  • Sign Up
  • Scholarship
  • Full $2,500 / Half $1,250
  • Logo or name on website
  • Listed as donor on acknowledgments page of student program brochure. Students will know which sponsor provided the scholarship for their benefit.
  • Sign Up
  • Headshot Sponsor
  • $500
  • Professional photographer hired to provide professional headshots of all students to use in their careers. Acknowledgment at photo booth (set up at the kick off).
  • Sign Up
  • Recruiting Sponsor
  • $500
  • Receive copies of resumes and application cover letters from the accepted students. Company representative may attend kick off and closing classes to meet students.
  • Sign Up
  • Kickoff Lunch Sponsor
  • $2,500
  • Named sponsor for kickoff lunch for alumni, mentors, instructors, and students. Sponsor may provide and present pop up banner and set up display at event.
  • Sign Up

what graduates say


Having been part of Foresite’s Commercial Real Estate Training Program, I can say that this is an incredible opportunity to be mentored by industry leaders and veterans from Foresite Commercial Real Estate. Bethany, Chad, Alexandria, and the whole Foresite team were amazing to work with and were always willing to meet virtually one-on-one and provide insightful information for our course work. I’m grateful to have been part of Foresite’s 2020 Training Program, as I made so many connections and it led me to my current employment at NorthMarq!

Edith Gonzales, Investment Sales Analyst at Northmarq Capital

My career is in commercial lending and this is where the class really helped me become both more confident in talking to customers about development projects but also underwriting their projects.

Kyle Bubela (Class of 2021), Commercial Lender at Pioneer Bank

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