Career Development

Expand your network to grow your career

In the dynamic industry of commercial real estate, there’s always new information to learn and connections waiting to be made. Whether you’re a student, rookie, or seasoned professional, NAIOP Greater Philadelphia offers resources and opportunities to escalate your career.

Networking & Programs

Enjoy programs that connect you with fellow industry professionals while providing insights about the latest industry trends and best practices – ideal for owners, developers, investors, brokers, and more.

Networking & Programs
Developing Leaders

Developing Leaders Mentorship Students

This is an exclusive program for professionals age 35 and under.

Through the Developing Leaders Mentorship Program, young professionals can apply each year to participate in the chapter’s extensive network, gain instant access to the latest industry news and enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities.


NAIOP-Drexel Summer Program for High School Students

Applications are now OPEN for the 2024 NAIOP-Drexel Summer Real Estate Program.

Our award-winning program is open to rising high school juniors and seniors of color, allowing for early career exploration in commercial real estate.

We partner with Drexel University to host a 10-day experience for students. Tour commercial real estate projects around the city, take classes with industry leaders, network, and enjoy the camaraderie of students interested in similar topics.

By fostering opportunities for individual students of color, this program is creating generational change by facilitating a more diverse pipeline for commercial real estate talent.

JULY 14, 2022 PHILADELPHIA, PA Beam Topping Ceremony for Ensemble Real Estate Investments. PHOTOS ©2022 Jay Gorodetzer Jay Gorodetzer Photography,
Intern Extern


College Internships and Externships

Exploring a career in commercial real estate? Our internship and externship programs for college students of color provide an unmatched hands-on experience. NAIOP Greater Philadelphia partners with leading commercial real estate companies to offer this experience for students. 

Graduates of our NAIOP-Drexel Summer Program can attend the annual Externship Program during winter break – a day filled with property tours, unique education sessions, and networking.

During the summer, our paid internship program for college juniors and seniors is a 10-week practical experience in your area of interest.