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J ust a few miles east of the Golden Gate Bridge, the CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter has built a bridge of its own. But rather than deliver commuters into San Francisco, it connects the world of academia with that of corporate real estate (CRE). Established over 10 years ago, the CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter's CoreNet Apprenticeship Program (CAP) is a unique partnership between the CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter and the University of California, Berkeley's Hass School of Business. A powerful example of CoreNet Global's strategic priority to strengthen relationships with academic institutions around the world, CAP provides undergraduates with real world experiences and horizon-broadening knowledge about careers in CRE through paid summer internships with leading organizations. Laying the Foundation Since its inception, over 200 students have participated in CAP and many have gone on to pursue careers in CRE. The program is co-chaired by Robert Teed, Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace Services at DocuSign and Brian Thomas, Transaction Manager at CBRE – McKesson and a CAP graduate. Each year, eight to 10 students earn $15 per hour during eight- to 12-week internships. "It costs less than $8,000 for the entire summer," says Teed. "It is a great value, given the caliber of students and the level of contribution they make within the organizations." The program is the brainchild of David Nelson, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Real Estate at Wells Fargo. A Haas School graduate, Nelson accepted a part-time teaching post shortly after BY ERIN CAREW INNOVATIVE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM BRIDGES GAP IN THE BAY AREA A group of apprentices from the CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter's CoreNet Apprenticeship Program (CAP) gather at a recent meeting. (l-r) Thomas Muchnick, Gensler, Junior Facilitator, CAP Committee; William Neri, CBRE-McKesson, Junior Facilitator, CAP Committee; Michael McDonnell, 2015 CAP intern; Robert Teed, VP of Real Estate and Workplace Services, DocuSign, CAP Committee Co-Chair; Brian Thomas, CBRE-McKesson, CAP Committee Co-Chair; Michael Stern, 2015 CAP intern; Hiu Ngan, UC Berkeley Student Photo credit: Tom McCune TALENT 36 the LEADER | September/October 2015

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