Mentorship Program

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-day, in-person, immersive experience. We also offer career counseling, a 1-hour discussion (offered virtually or in-person).

Our team of over 100 volunteer mentors are industry leaders from a variety of real estate disciplines. They are committed to educating and advising the next generation of industry professionals.

Throughout a scheduled mentorship, the Mentor shares insights while conducting their usual day-to-day business activities of a seasoned professional in commercial real estate. Students have the opportunity to observe meetings, ask questions and/or visit project sites.

The Mentor Program was founded by Al Klairmont, CEO & President of Imperial Realty, in 2000. Under his leadership and with the support of hundreds of mentors, the Foundation has scheduled more than 1,900 mentorships and counseling sessions, averaging 2-3 each week.

Request a mentorship and view our Mentors below!

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Mentorship FAQ

How do I apply?

You can apply using our online application.

Is there a fee to participate?

This is a free service provided by the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation to promote real estate education and opportunities.

What should I expect once my mentorship is confirmed?

You will receive an email confirmation with the agreed upon date of your mentorship and your mentor’s contact information. YOU are responsible for reaching out to confirm the exact date, time and location with your mentor.

What should I do to prepare for my mentorship?

We strongly encourage you to research both your mentor and their company. Be prepared with questions for your mentor and what outcomes you’d like to achieve throughout the day.

How should I dress for my mentorship?

You should dress professionally, even if meeting virtually.

How do I schedule my virtual Career Counseling session?

For virtual Career Counseling sessions, please contact your mentor to ask his/her preferred meeting platform (Zoom, Teams, etc).The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation is happy to provide a Zoom link for you as well.

How long will my mentorship session last?

In-person mentorships are typically one business day. Career counseling typically lasts one hour but can be extended based on your mentor’s availability. The exact day and time of your mentorship are based on your preferences and the mentor’s availability and will be set once your mentorship pairing is confirmed.

Can I schedule a date on a weekend?

No. Mentors are available during standard business days only (Monday through Friday, no holidays).

Can I do more than one mentorship?

Yes. Many of our mentees participate in the program several times. You will need to fill out a new application each time.

After the completion of my mentorship, what’s next?

We encourage you to send a personal thank you note to your mentor immediately following your mentorship. You will also receive a post-mentorship evaluation form via email. It only takes a few minutes to complete, so please do so within 48 hours of your mentorship.

Finally, we encourage you to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, to stay informed of our upcoming industry events and programs.


Is there anything else I should know?

Please remember that your mentor has volunteered his or her time to provide you with this opportunity. Please be punctual and professional. Be sensitive to the people sharing their day with you. This is the real thing, not a show. Please understand that your mentor may ask you to sign a confidentiality agreement, which you should do. Enjoy and learn from this unique adventure!

Mentorship Application