Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners (“Jair Lynch”), with significant support from CalSTRS, partnered with Urban Alliance in 2021 to provide high school students in the Greater Washington, DC area with opportunities to gain valuable experience in commercial and residential real estate – specifically property management – through year-long work- based paid internships.
The case study includes two Urban Alliance stories of success about Renee Evelyn Buffert, an intern with the leasing team at Plaza Towers Apartments in Hyattsville, Maryland, and Alden Ajua, an intern with the property management team at Takoma Central Apartments in Washington, DC.
Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners (“Jair Lynch”) is a leading real estate investment and development firm that is dedicated to creating vibrant, inclusive, and extraordinary places. With a focus on mixed- use and multi-family properties, Jair Lynch has developed several high-profile projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region over the last 25 years and has recently expanded into the Southeast. Jair Lynch is committed to sustainable design and development practices and is known for its innovative approaches to development that prioritize community engagement and collaboration. In addition to its real estate focus, Jair Lynch is also deeply committed to giving back to the community through partnerships with local organizations, such as Urban Alliance, that are working to create a better future for all.
About Urban Alliance
Urban Alliance is a national non-profit organization that connects high school students to inclusive and equitable opportunities through paid internships, mentoring, professional development, and post- high school planning. Through a rigorous program that includes job skills training, mentoring, and career readiness, Urban Alliance prepares young people for success whether they plan to attend college or enter the workforce. The organization partners with local businesses, community organizations, and schools to create pathways to success for young people, empowering them to reach their full potential toward economic mobility and become leaders in their communities. Since its founding in 1996, Urban Alliance has provided thousands of high school students with access and exposure to early career opportunities and helped them overcome the obstacles that often stand in the way of success.