Bottom Left: Nick Lasnicki, Ian McMurry, Daniel Michael, Macrae Olson, Matthew Potenza, Carmen Spinoso Jr.
SYRACUSE, NY – Spinoso Real Estate Group (“SREG”) is thrilled to welcome their 2021 Summer Intern Class.
SREG, a privately held Syracuse-based real estate firm that specializes in the management and leasing of large-scale enclosed shopping malls across the USA, recognizes its transformative role not only in the Commercial Real Estate Industry and Enclosed Mall space, but the uniquely privileged position it serves in the CNY community to help students and young professionals gain hands-on experience in the CRE industry.
SREG hand-selected this year’s class from more than 100 applicants, with students from schools across the Northeast. Following last year’s successful summer semester, the company has more than doubled the number of paid intern positions to 12, up from 5 last year. The company was thrilled to expand their program capacity, and now they have successfully filled all intern positions for the season. The summer semester began June 1, and will continue through Aug 13.
“As a company when we sat down to outline parameters of the internship program,” said Camillo Spinoso, Senior Leasing & Business Development at SREG, and lead on the internship program, “We envisioned a program that heavily, and primarily, focused on creating an immensely valuable experience for soon-to-graduate students interested in Commercial Real Estate.”
The program was officially introduced in 2019. Interns work on a variety of tasks throughout the internship program, such as recruiting new tenants to occupy SREG’s portfolio of enclosed malls, corporate research and analysis projects. This is designed to give the company’s leasing team valuable insights into CRE and CMBS trends, retail and REIT activity, and market insights. Each assignment is carefully crafted to ensure that all students are benefiting and gaining real, valuable experience.
“The feedback we received from previous, graduating interns was beyond what we expected; the impact that the experience had on their academic and soon-to-be professional career we found out had had a huge impact. And we quickly realized that we had created something truly valuable,” Spinoso said.
Additionally, interns work with the Lease Administration Department to “on-board” new properties, a process that involves importing and setting up leases, accounting, processing rent and other various historical tenant data pieces that are placed into SREG’s management system.
“Each intern is essentially involved in every aspect of the core services we offer to our clients – hands-on experience that we believe very few interns have access to, until they land a job,” added Spinoso, “And we feel like the few months they’re with us equips them with real experience, and gives them valuable insight into the world of shopping centers and CRE that eventually will give them the advantage when they’re looking for a job.”
Several interns have returned for subsequent semesters with SREG. A number have expressed an interest in staying in the Syracuse area and wanting to continue a long-term career with the company, ultimately accepting full-time positions at SREG’s Syracuse headquarters. Additionally, program interns have successfully completed their degrees and landed positions at other distinguished CRE companies across the USA.
The Class of 2021 includes interns from California Baptist University, Bucknell University, University at Buffalo, Clemson University, Elmira College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Southern Methodist University, Syracuse University, Penn State, University of Tampa, and Villanova University.
Please join SREG in welcoming the Summer Intern Class of 2021:
Rising Senior (2022), Penn State, Marketing Major, with a Minor in Supply Chain and Information Sciences and Technology
“I have had some experience with the residential side of real estate and that made me curious to learn about the commercial side. My goal is to apply the successful tools I learn into everyday life and work for a successful company after I graduate.”
Rising Junior (2023), Syracuse University, Real Estate, Accounting, and Finance Majors
“I have always had a desire to work in the real estate development field and am hoping this internship provides the insight and experience necessary to successfully begin my career post-graduation.”
Rising Senior (2022), Elmira College, Finance Major with a Minor in Business Administration
“I hope to learn as much as I can about the real estate industry because it is something I could see myself doing in the future. My goal is to gain as much knowledge as I can from this great company, and get a better understanding of some future career paths.”
Rising Junior (2023), University of Tampa, Business Management Major with a Minor in Entrepreneurship
“I have always wanted to go into the Real Estate industry and be the best I could be in it. Within 2-5 years I want to be more educated in the field and hopefully be on the path to becoming successful.”
Rising Junior (2023), Clemson University, Marketing Major with a Minor in Management
“I am excited to gain an immense amount of knowledge and business experience during this internship. I hope to one day continue my career in the world of commercial real estate.”
Rising Senior, Villanova University, Economics and Communications Majors, with Minors in Business Administration and Real Estate
“Over the next few years, my goals are to gain experience in many different aspects of real estate and eventually land a career in development or brokerage. I try not to close any doors for possibilities in the future and am letting my interests guide me to a career I will enjoy.”
Rising Junior (2023), University at Buffalo, Masters of Business Administration
“My goals would be to enhance my business acumen by brightening my knowledge through a business setting. In 2-5 years I hope to be graduating college and working in a business setting.”
Rising Junior (2023), Syracuse University, Economics and Philosophy Majors, with Minor in Jazz Studies
“I have a desire to start implementing the skills I have learned at school to the real world. After this, I am excited to continue my studies and either work after graduation or pursue graduate studies.”
Senior (2021), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Economics Major, with a Minor in Business
“I have always been interested in Real Estate and am looking to learn as much as possible about the industry.”
Rising Senior (2022), Bucknell University, Economics Major with a Minor in Real Estate
“I want to continue to learn more about Real Estate and develop a well-rounded knowledge of the industry.”
Rising Junior (2023), Southern Methodist University, Finance Major with a concentration in Real Estate, and a Minor in Statistics
“I am excited to immerse myself into the Real Estate industry and learn throughout this summer, and my goal is to work in or alongside Commercial Real Estate after I graduate.”
Carmen Spinoso, Jr.
Rising Junior (2023), California Baptist University, Business Administration Major with a concentration in Real Estate Management
“Through this internship I hope to better strengthen my knowledge of the industry as I take the next steps to furthering my career path.”
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About Spinoso Real Estate Group
Spinoso Real Estate Group is a national real estate firm, specializing in enclosed shopping malls and large-scale retail properties. With a proven track record of 53 properties and 42.3 million square feet of enclosed-mall transformation, the firm offers a range of services including leasing, property management, repositioning, development, stabilization, and re-development. For more information, visit www.spinosoreg.com.
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