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GBREB Foundation Scholarship Fund

Leadership Breakfast

The GBREB Foundation Scholarship Fund Leadership Breakfast, first held in 2015, was envisioned as a way to honor the students receiving the GBREB Foundation scholarship awards as well as the donors who contributed to the fund.

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Scholarship Fund

The Greater Boston Real Estate Board Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 with the goal of helping economically disadvantaged young people attend and graduate from college by providing them with scholarship assistance and financial aid counseling.

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Internship Program

Recognizing that the region’s commercial real estate industry lacks the diversity of the community that it serves, GBREB launched a summer student internship program, the College to Career Initiative, in 2015.

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Interns & Diversity

Internship Articles

GBREB Internship Program Aims to Increase CRE Diversity

From The Real Reporter 9/18/15

Boston - In an effort to address the lack of diversity in the overall makeup of the region’s commercial real estate industry, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) and their Foundation Scholarship partner uAspire last spring launched an internship program designed to introduce high-performing students from low income families to CRE.

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GBREB CRE Internship Program Proves Mutually Beneficial for Interns, Sponsors

From GBREB website 9/15/15

Observers of the Greater Boston commercial real estate scene have long noted that despite Boston’s reputation as one of the country’s more socially progressive metropolitan regions, ethnic and gender diversity are sorely lacking in most facets of the business

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GBREB Hopeful Internship Program Will Encourage Diversity in Boston RE Industry

From GBREB website 9/15/15

Boston – Three academically gifted but financially disadvantaged students recently completed the first summer internship program developed by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) and their Foundation Scholarship partner uAspire.

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Zashira’s parents came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, but separated when she was very young. Her mother raised her in a two-family home in Hyde Park, but with an aunt and cousins living just one flight up, she did not feel like an only child. A 2015 graduate of Fenway High School who excelled in math, Zashira is now attending Mt. Holyoke College.

Kiana and her older brother Nicholas (now 24), were raised by their mother in a single-parent household in Roxbury after emigrating from Cape Verde at a young age. In order to ensure her daughter a quality education, her mother enrolled her into the Steppingstone Academy, which prepares motivated, underserved Boston students for acceptance at top independent, Catholic, and public exam schools in the Greater Boston area. By sixth grade, she had transferred to Milton Academy, from which she graduated in 2015.

Mei’s family emigrated from China when she was five years old and settled in Malden, where she says she grew up with “typical immigrant life stuff.” She graduated from Malden High School in 2015, and is the first in her family to go on to college. She is currently attending Boston College with concentrations in Economics and Asian Studies following her summer internship.

GBREB Breakfast

Blog 1

GBREB To Honor Beal, Phelan, Award $120,000 in Scholarships

Boston – The Greater Boston Real Estate Board will honor industry icons Robert Beal and Kevin Phelan next week for their impactful work with the youth of Greater Boston at the inaugural GBREB Foundation Scholarship Fund Leadership Breakfast.

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Blog 2

GBREB, uAspire Fete Beal, Phelan, Raise $210K for Scholarship Fund

Boston – At the inaugural Greater Boston Real Estate Board/uAspire Foundation Scholarship Fund Leadership Breakfast held at the Intercontinental Hotel on Wednesday, commercial real estate luminaries Robert P. Beal and Kevin Phelan were honored and Mayor Walsh gave an inspiring keynote about the importance of pursuing one’s dreams, but what the event was really about, for and by – was the kids.

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Sponsors


Leading

  • Winn

Premier

  • Colliers

  • Robert Beal

  • Suffolk Construction

Gold

  • Keith Construction

  • Eastern Bank

  • Schochet Company

  • Beacon Communities

  • AW Perry

  • Perry Brokerage

  • First Resource

  • Equity Residential
  • Claremont Management

  • NEI General Contractors

  • Dan Lyons (Rockport Mortgage)

  • Sullivan & Worcester

  • The Architectural Team

  • CBRE

  • Nixon Peabody

Silver

  • HYM

  • Wessling Company

  • Walker & Dunlop

  • Swerling Milton Winnick

  • Sherin & Lodgen

  • Shaevel & Krems

  • Rockland Trust

  • Riemer & Braunstein

  • Related Beal

  • Peabody Properties

  • Nordblom Co

  • Mass Housing

  • Leggett McCall

  • Gilbane

  • Elkus Manfredi

  • DTZ (CW Services)

  • Druker Properties

  • Delbrook Construction

  • Davis Companies

  • Capstone Communities

  • Cambridge Savings Bank
  • Brookline Bank

  • Boylston Properties

  • Boston Realty Advisors

  • Boston Land Company

  • Bank of America

  • National Development

  • Charlesgate Realty

  • Consigli

  • Divco West

  • Preservation of Affordable Housing

  • Eastdil Secured

  • Partners Health

  • Wise Construction

  • Cresa

  • Cushman and Wakefield

  • Fidelity Investments

  • Mike Sheehan- Boston Globe

  • Brookfield Properties

  • Crosspoint Associates

  • Avalon Bay

Bronze

  • Novogradac and Co

  • Intercontinental Real Estate

  • Albert Risk Management

  • Hajjar Management

  • McCall & Almy

  • Chestnut Hill Realty
  • Enterprise Bank

  • Berman Adjusters

  • Goulston & Storrs

  • Michael Carucci

  • Rick Muraida

  • Gregory Dunn