Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS®
In 2013, the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CRCBR) reaffirmed its commitment to professional development and education by graciously agreeing to fund two $2,500 scholarships on an annual basis for individuals interested in pursuing graduate level training in real estate finance and development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The scholarships are available to qualified candidates pursuing a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) or a Real Estate Certificate through the Belk College of Business. The MSRE is a 32 credit-hour graduate program that can be completed in one year by full-time students and in two years by part-time students attending classes in the evening at UNC Charlotte Center City. The Real Estate Certificate program is a fifteen credit-hour, non-degree option that provides students with recognition for completing five of the graduate level courses included in the real estate curriculum. Students pursuing a Real Estate Certificate can apply any satisfactorily completed coursework towards the MSRE, should they desire to do so, after being admitted to the degree program through a separate application and review process.
CRCBR scholarships are open to any qualified candidate, but preference shall be given to active members of the organization, as well as individuals interested in pursuing careers in commercial real estate brokerage. Individuals interested in the scholarships should therefore note their affiliation with CRCBR or their career ambitions in commercial real estate in their statement of purpose submitted as part of the application process. Preference will also be given to applicants that apply online before the May 1st deadline, although candidates will be reviewed throughout the summer. There is no need to submit a separate scholarship application, as all candidates applying to the MSRE and Real Estate Certificate programs will automatically be given consideration. Scholarship recipients may apply to have their scholarship renewed for a second year should they maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 in any graduate level coursework completed at UNC Charlotte.
Information about the MSRE and Real Estate Certificate programs can be found online at www.realestate.uncc.edu. The website includes an overview of the real estate curriculum, application requirements, tuition and fees, and profiles of the students who are currently enrolled. Any additional questions can be answered by contacting the Director of the Center for Real Estate or the Belk College’s Office of Graduate Programs at (704) 687-7571 and (704) 687-7566 respectively.
Click here to view Past Scholarship Recipients.
2015-2016 CRCBR Scholarship Recipients
Mark Bolding is currently a Senior Associate in Stream Realty Partners’ Charlotte office. Mark’s primary focus is to advance the firm’s presence throughout the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic markets as a direct result of executing lease transactions on behalf of existing clients and tenants. Mark specializes in project leasing and tenant representation while also identifying strategic investment opportunities for the firm and its clients.
Before joining in the formation of Stream Realty’s Charlotte office in 2012, Mark distinguished himself as an integral part of Stream Realty’s Dallas leasing and tenant representation teams.
Mark is originally from Memphis, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Anna Mason graduated from James Madison University in 2010 with a BBA degree, concentrating in Finance. After graduation, she worked for RBC Capital Markets underwriting LIHTC and historic tax credit developments across the country. Mid- 2014, Anna joined Cassidy Turley, now Cushman & Wakefield, as part of the landlord rep leasing team, where she assisted in leasing over 100,000 SF in 2015. She enrolled in the MSRE program in August 2015. In December 2015, Anna left C&W and joined State Tax Credit Exchange as Director of NC Tax Credit Sales, responsible for selling primarily NC Mill & Renewable Energy Tax Credits.