Enrich. Empower. Connect.

Harold “Hal” Eisenberg was a visionary and a leader, a teacher and a mentor. To carry on his legacy, the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation has developed education programs that provide students with invaluable exposure to the real world of real estate.

Our programs connect aspiring students to seasoned professionals and hands-on experiences designed to launch their career paths.

Our Programs

Mentorship & Career Counseling

Spend quality time with a mentor! Our Mentor Program offers students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an industry leader for a full business day. We also offer virtual mini-mentorships, a temporary adaptation created in response to COVID-19 social distancing precautions.

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Real Bright Summit: Building the Future of Real Estate

The Real Bright Summit is a week-long virtual event that welcomes 700+ students from across the nation to participate in a robust itinerary of programs featuring industry leaders from across all sectors of the real estate industry. FREE to students, this week-long virtual experience provides access to 20+ events including conversations with industry leaders, networking, career readiness events, a career fair, and more. Industry diversity is a key priority of the REAL Bright Summit. We strive to open doors to opportunity and success for all students through inclusive and interactive programs.

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Real Estate Challenge

This annual competition challenges student teams to act as individual development companies by creating plans for a significant site in the Chicago area. The teams, along with their advisors, determine what should be built and provide a full analysis explaining their plan as well as the effects it would have on the community. The winning plan is the most economically viable and most complementary to the unique uses of the surrounding site.

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Scholar Program

The Scholar Program is so much more than a scholarship. Over the course of ten months, the experience provides 6 exceptional real estate students with the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with real estate innovators for a deep dive into the working world of real estate. The program includes partnering with a “super mentor,” mentorship and career counseling sessions, access to industry events, and so much more.  It culminates with a scavenger hunt at the ICSC Las Vegas convention and a scholarship of up to $5,000 per Scholar.

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Each year, the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation awards multiple scholarships, totaling over $40,000 annually, to deserving real estate students throughout the Midwest.  Our scholarship award winners are chosen based on academic performance, commitment to service, and dedication to pursuing a career in the real estate industry. The Foundation has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships since its inception.

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Past Recipients

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Old Second National BankA resource for current and aspiring real estate students to view industry leaders on a variety of current topics from career advice to events and programs at the Foundation.

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Job Hunting? HEEF can help!

We are dedicated to connecting students with industry leaders and opportunities that could define their career. Please find a current list of available jobs in real estate.

Employers, to post a job please email us at info@eisenbergfoundation.org with the job information.

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The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation
1460 Techny Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
847-433-3050   info@eisenbergfoundation.org