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 platform for serving the next generation of real estate talent and the firms that provide experience and employment opportunities while benefiting in the process. 

For collegiate students interested in real estate, 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 desired 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 and beyond. 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 and others. 

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

Grayson Glaze
CCAP Vision Leadership
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
jdb0068@auburn.edu
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
ryerkes@samford.edu

 
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
gandy.iverson@gmail.com

 
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
oatidwell@cba.ua.edu
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
lcowart@uab.edu

 

 

 
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
john.burnett@uah.edu

 
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
cummings@southalabama.edu
Center for Real Estate & Economic Development