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Julie Gibson Gibson says this is meaningful money for students who have chosen CRE careers, following with graduate degrees.

PORTLAND, OR—Not only is the CRE industry in need of younger professionals, but student debt continues to skyrocket. A new scholarship program aims to address both issues.

The program with Portland State University’s Center for Real Estate in the Schools of Business and Urban Studies and Planning will be provided in part by the SIOR Oregon chapter, according to Aaron Barnard, president of the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors/SIOR Foundation. The Oregon chapter, along with matching funds from the SIOR Foundation and Portland State University, established a $24,000 fund through the Portland State University Foundation for the 2018 to 2019 school year.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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