Collegiate Career Assistance Program (CCAP)

About CCAP

Student Support is one of ACRE's guiding principles. The Collegiate Career Assistance Program (CCAP) represents the Center's new platform for serving Alabama's next generation of real estate talent and the firms that provide experience and employment opportunities while benefiting in the process. CCAP officially launches fall 2018. The Center appreciates your patience during the  rollout phase and truly believe that by the end of the semester, our efforts will prove to be an efficient and invaluable resource to both students and employers - representing an industry best practice addressing the workforce development needs of a graying real estate industry. 

For collegiate students interested in real estate from all across the State of Alabama, you will be able to embark on a process that delivers many career-related opportunities. You will need to be prepared to actively engage early during your undergraduate years. Start by exploring the types of careers within the real estate industry including necessary skillsets, personality traits, and the income potential typically associated with each career option. The process also includes learning about local markets that interest you and studying profiles of the nation's top performers under 30 in their respective fields along with connecting with recent graduates who've earned that first career break and are willing to give back to those coming behind them. Our goal for you is to be able to confidently share upon graduation - "I am career ready." During this period, you will become keenly aware of the career partners and resources available to you from real estate organizations representing virtually every discipline. You will learn to engage with the industry while in college by becoming a student member of one or more of these organizations that will literally open global networking and mentoring opportunities. Finally, this site is being developed to provide both organic and convenient links to 3rd party career related placement sites. 

For employers, thank you in advance for sharing your career-related opportunities with students from across Alabama's collegiate landscape. This site includes resume/profiles of students who desire to enter the real estate workforce upon graduation. Your intern/permanent job opportunities will be broadcast to students from each participating university as shown below. 

To navigate the full CCAP menu, hover over the "CCAP" drop down located in the navigation bar above. 

As with any new initiative we certainly anticipate a few near-term hiccups. We want to encourage you to contact us by phone or email with any questions, concerns, or even suggestions. Within a short period of time, we will publish a FAQ section that will benefit future users. Thank you for your support as we continue to advance relationships that positively impact Alabama's real estate industry. 

Grayson Glaze
CCAP Visionary
ACRE Executive Director
Kayla Crittenden
CCAP Administrator
ACRE Program Assistant

University Partners Profile

Auburn University

Dr. Justin Benefield
Assistant Professor, Department of Finance
Harbert College of Business
Auburn University
Lowder Business Building
Auburn, AL 36889
(334) 844-5346
Auburn Student Real Estate Society



Samford University

Dr. Rusty Yerkes, FRM, CTP, CFP, CFA
Assistant Professor of Finance
Brock School of Business
Samford University
Cooney Hall
800 Lakeshore Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35229
(205) 726-2051

Tuskegee University

Iverson Gandy Jr, JD
Assistant Professor
Department of Management
Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business
Tuskegee University
1200 W Montgomery Rd. 
Tuskegee, AL 3608
(334) 319-0781

University of Alabama
Dr. Alan Tidwell

Dr. Alan Tidwell, CFP®
Asociate Professor, AAR Chair of Real Estate
Culverhouse College of Business
The University of Alabama
245 Mary Alston Hall 
Box 870224
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-0788
Culverhouse Real Estate Program

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Lary Cowart
Assistant Professor
Collat School of Business
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
1150 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 934-8501



University of Alabama in Huntsville

Dr. John Burnett
Associate Professor, Finance Department
College of Business
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Business Administration Building
301 Sparkman Dr. 
Huntsville, AL 35899
(256) 824-2928

University of South Alabama

Dr. J. Reid Cummings, CCIM, ALC, CSM, RML, CIPS, SFR, CRB
Director, Center for Real Estate & Economic Development
Mitchell College of Business
University of South Alabama
5811 USA Drive South
Mobile, AL 36688
(251) 460-6710
Center for Real Estate & Economic Development