CVP Career Academy: 2014 - 2016 Final Summary - Page 16

Channel Center Garage Lighting

The 2014 interns attended the opening of the new Channel Center Garage. This was an outdoor event to celebrare CV's collaboration with Fort Point artist Joanne Kaliontzis and others on the Channel Center Garage and Boston's largest illuminated art installation. Many representatives from local businesses, non-profits as well as community members were in attendance. The event gave the students insight into how a developer can build a project that includes local artists and maximize community benefits.

The Starwood Experience

The 2014 and 2015 interns visited Starwood Hotels and Resorts Headquarters in Stamford, CT. The Starwood Experience showcases the company's nine global lifestyle brands and its history of innovation

and design-led approach. The studetnts

learned firsthand about the Aloft and

Element from the executives who work

closely on brand development and

marketing. After hearing about new

innovative designs and technologies

such as mobile check-ins or LEED

certified hotels, the interns spent an

hour with Simon Turner, Global Head of

Development at Starwood. Mr. Turner

shared his background, career path, and

vision for Starwood as it grows in the

US and internationally.

The Role of a Lawyer in Real Estate Development

Rebecca Lee, a leading real estate attorney at Mintz Levin, hosted the 2016 interns at her office for lunch and a presentation on the role of lawyers in the real estate

development process. She described in detail the various stages of a development project and how an attorney assists in the process. The students were very

engaged and asked great questions, several of which were informed by their experiences in the internship program.


Rebecca Lee, center, and the interns.

ebecca LEEebecca Lee, center, and the interns.

Tim Kirwan and the interns in a model hotel room.