Target CRE's next gen at high school
NAREIM Dialogues Fall 2021 issue
October 25, 2021
In a 2011 survey focusing on the career aspirations of over 22,000 high school students across the US, the Journal of Vocational Behavior reported that the top five occupations identified by youth in secondary schools included artist, lawyer, musician, FBI agent and actor/actress.
Despite being a $16 trillion-dollar industry, real estate is still a relatively unknown career path among underrepresented high school students.
The Real Estate Exchange (REEX) Program aims to address real estate’s lack of ethnic diversity by introducing high school students to careers in the real estate industry. MIT Center for Real Estate's Kelly Cameron talks about a need for change in real estate, the REEX program and a pathway opportunity for employers.