REEL Mentorship




The NAIOP DC | MD REEL Connections Mentorship Program was designed to connect emerging young professionals in commercial real estate with the experience and wisdom of senior leaders through "flash mentoring”.  REEL Connections provides a unique self-matching opportunity for mentees to select their own mentors and customize their mentorship journey.


Flash mentoring is a one-time, one-hour "connection"  meeting that provides a valuable learning opportunity for REEL members; mentors meet with mentees to provide career advice, wisdom on business and personal development issues, and share their experience in the industry. There are no assignments, tasks or deadlines. Each session is a comfortable, topics-based conversation regarding subjects that are important to the mentee.

Participants will have the opportunity to set up multiple meetings with different mentors throughout the duration of the program via our Program Portal.

The 2020 REEL Connections Program runs from May through October 2020.

REEL members who are employed full-time in the commercial real estate industry are invited to register to participate.


  • Mentors set up their online profile in the Mentorship Portal prior to the start of the program, which includes available meeting dates.
  • Once the program opens, mentees can book their mentoring sessions with any mentors they choose. Mentees are then responsible for contacting their mentors via the provided information to set up the exact details of their flash mentoring meeting. Location and time of the meeting is set up between the mentor and mentee.
  • Mentors and mentees who find value in meeting up again beyond the program are encouraged to do so!


  • Mentors are expected to dedicate 5 hours (5 sessions) to the program.
  • Mentees are expected to follow the code of conduct listed on the application.
  • Mentee applications open in May, please return to this page to apply.
    • Mentees will be notified of their acceptance via email.
    • Applicants who are accepted will be sent instructions to pay the $75 program registration fee.

Applications are currently closed for 2020 open in May - please come back for updates!

If you have any questions, please contact Sally Modjeska at


See our REEL Mentorship Committee here

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