Who did you meet with today?
We met with the following people from Colliers and PCSD.
Tony Burnett, Head of Office, Regional Managing Director
Rebecca Scalfaro, Senior Client Services Officer
Shayla Mellenthin, Marketing Manager
Gregory Hunter, Vice President
Pacific Charter School Development
Jennifer Afdahl Rice, Executive Director, Northern California
Where do they work? What does the company do?
The company is a real estate development firm; based on my takeaways from the experience it is a non-profit company that helps out communities with local and charter schools, as well as providing support with funds for charter schools. In addition, PCSD advocates by managing the outlook of the design, finance, and construction of facilities.
What did you learn today? What were some highlights?
My experience was exceptional, I gained an understanding of the different fields related to design and architecture. Specifically, I highlight the perspective of being a broker, brokers uphold a significant amount of responsibility to the company, which gained a majority of my attention. Moreover, the team also taught me a lot about the different requirements and opportunities that could allow us the ability to be able to work and involve myself in other careers related to their company.
What insights did you gain into the field of real estate development?
I had the ability to get a little more insight into the school’s perspective on the different fields. Moreover, we got insight on how college would be a lot more beneficial to get a career related to real estate development, and the managing, marketing, etc. We discussed the correlation between different positions and the levels of education you might need; ultimately, we determined that 2-4 years of college experience is best.
What did you find the most interesting about the field after today?
Overall, I would say I was very intrigued by what everyone at Colliers and PCSD does. Personally, I was pulled to what the background of Vice President Gregory’s career at Colliers. It was similar to what I wanted to do which pulled my interest towards his position. The team in general all gained my attention, and all of the different fields they work for are just as similar to what I want to do after college. It was just so interesting to overall learn how much goes into the management and coordination of being a part of a company like Colliers.