CVP Career Academy: 2014 - 2016 Final Summary - Page 14

CVP Career Academy and NAIOP MA

NAIOP Massachusetts (NAIOP), the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is an indsutry trade association that represents the interests of companies involved with the development, ownership, management and financing of commercial properties. The organization is dedicated to increasing the diversity of the region's commercial real estate industry. During the summer of 2016, four NAIOP member firms (Berkeley Investmens, Cummings Properties, The Davis Companies, and Samuels & Associates) participated in the CVP Career Academy as pilot for a NAIOP internship.

NAIOP is leveraging the success of both the pilot and CVP Career Academy to create the NAIOP Talent Development Program, its own internship dedicated to createing a pipeline of diverse talent. Recruiting for the program has already begun and NAIOP anticipates its Talent Development Program will commence in the summer of 2017. A a number of NAIOP member firms already committed to the effort:

Accordia Partners


AW Perry

Alexandria Real Estate

Berkeley Investments

The Bulfinch Companies



Cummings Properties

The Davis Companies


National Development

New England Development

Paradigm Properties

Perkins + Will

Samuels & Associates


Trinity Financial

CV Properties is proud to have sparked the process and progress in providing opportunities for women and minorities in the industry.

Tour of the Aloft Boston Seaport and Element Hotel

After visiting the development site in Providence, the interns returned to Boston and spent the second half of the day at the Aloft Boston Seaport and Element Boston Seaport Hotels. They were treated to lunch and then took a tour of both hotel properties, led by Kevin Aravind, the CVP Career Academy intern placed there. He guided the students through guest rooms, meeting rooms, amenity spaces and back of house areas to show his fellow interns how a hotel runs and how the team all works together to present the best possible experience to the guest.


NAIOP pilot program interns, clockwise from top left: Devansh Bajaj (Berkeley Investments), Alejandro Belalcazar (Davis Companies), Muhammad Syaifuddin (Cummings Properties), Merveil Meyitang (Samuels & Associates)