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Summer Intensive Course

Session 1: June 28, 29, 30, July 1 (Rising seniors in high school and undergraduates)
Session 2: August 9, 10, 11, 12 (Expanded to include post-undergraduate and graduate students)

Select Speaker Series: Lessons Learned

Starting September 1st
Wednesdays 5:00pm ET


To create the industry’s premier introductory real estate course with an emphasis on business ethics, career development, networking, and the idea that building relationships and the elevation of those around us are critical to our success and happiness.

Program Summary

Ackman-Ziff is pleased to be sponsoring AZ Educate, a unique summer course and on-going educational experience where participants will hear exclusive stories and gain an understanding of a career in commercial real estate. Not only will participants learn valuable lessons from seasoned commercial real estate professionals and executives, but they will also have a unique opportunity to network with and receive mentorship from Ackman-Ziff professionals and various friends of the firm within the industry.

Our aim is to encourage and inspire young men and women to explore the comprehensive and creative world of real estate.  The immersive summer course will dive into real-world scenarios and experiences from top leaders in the field. Professionals in the industry will teach students tangible and tactical methods of connecting and communicating in the business world. From the effective use of Linkedin, marketing, time management, preparation and organization, to negotiations, finance, and teamwork, participants will gain valuable insight to navigating a business setting and building relationships effectively.

Along with building a range of interpersonal, technical, financial, and leadership skills, participants will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of the importance of real estate, relationships, and the impact they have on society and communities. Ackman-Ziff hopes to inspire AZ Educate graduates as they continue to build upon the friendships they have gained throughout the course while they explore careers post-high school and college.


The course will be taught through storytelling, lessons learned and two AZ Educate designed case studies.


Summer Intensive Course

  • Session 1: June 28, 29, 30, July 1 (Rising seniors in high school and undergraduates)
  • Session 2:  August 9, 10, 11, 12 (Expanded to include post-undergraduate and graduate students)

*Day 3 will be 10:00 am – 2:30 pm EST

Select Speaker Series – Lessons Learned

  • Starting September 1st
  • Wednesdays 5:00pm ET

Program Details / Requirements:

Summer Intensive Course

  • Virtual Introductory Real Estate Course / Mentorship Program
  • Designed to complement your summer internship (if you have already accepted one) and we will reach out to your employer to find a way to accommodate.
  • 3 hours per day attending mandatory virtual instruction via Zoom
  • Must have access to a computer with audio/video capabilities and high-speed internet
  • Stipend available based on need (under consideration)

Select Speaker Series – Lessons Learned

On-going weekly AZ Lessons Learned Series – an online discussion where Ackman-Ziff’s professionals and friends of the firm share their stories in the Commercial Real Estate world.

Eligibility (Preferred):

  • Rising seniors in high school and undergraduates
  • Post-undergraduate and graduate students

Qualifications and Preferred Attributes:

  • Proof of academic standing – 3.25 GPA minimum preferred. Please attach a copy of the 2020-2021 academic year report card
  • Extracurricular activities involvement
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Demonstrated passion for commercial real estate
  • Other personal achievements to highlight
  • Underserved youth and friends of the firm are encouraged to apply


Fill out the application 

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The application will include:

  • Your LinkedIn profile
  • Online Application with a short cover letter OR video introducing yourself
  • A brief letter of recommendation from a professor, mentor or teacher (strongly encouraged)

Please contact azeducate@ackmanziff.com for additional information.

Building more than a company, TRUST ONE FIRM

Ackman-Ziff has been a trusted advisor for over 90 years. This longevity is not a result of luck or happenstance, but rather leadership’s focus on building a culture, not merely a company. Ackman-Ziff seeks individuals who are entrepreneurial, creative, driven, and possess a strong desire to overachieve. We encourage students across the nation of all races, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identities, and expressions to apply. Applicants must also be able to work in a collaborative environment and have the highest level of integrity.