Sarah Groh from Emory University Goizueta Business School, BBA Class of 2023 is Alex Brown Realty’s 2021-2022 Chesapeake Scholars Mentee
Being a Chesapeake Scholar provided incredible insight into the complex world of real estate investment. Learning about the different product types and understanding the strategies that lead to a successful transaction proved to be an essential lesson, helping me to solidify my interest in commercial real estate as a future career. Not only did this program spark my interest in the field of real estate, but more specifically, it opened my eyes to the dynamics of the investment component. This new knowledge helped me better understand what type of work experience I would like to explore over the summer and prepared me to interview and secure a wonderful internship.
My experience at ABR was invaluable. The Chesapeake Scholars program gave me the unique opportunity to see the interplay and collaboration between the team members and hear how seasoned professionals evaluate transactions and make decisions to keep the deal moving forward. I would highly recommend this program to other students who are interested in real estate as a profession. To understand the practical side of the business and to have an inside view into the practices of the team and its senior executives is crucial, especially as a college student looking to explore this as a career path.