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INREV Young Professionals Mentorship Programme

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In 2022, we initiated a year-long Young Professionals Mentorship Programme, pairing young professionals with seasoned industry experts for regular meetings to gain valuable skills and insights.

The program was a resounding success and has since become a critical component of the INREV Academy. This year, we selected 75 young professionals to participate in the third edition of the Mentorship Programme. They will be paired with 25 mentors to acquire valuable new skills, gain specialised knowledge, and broaden their professional networks within the non-listed real estate industry. 

Congratulations to all mentees and mentors who have been accepted for the 2024-2025 programme. Applications for next year's edition will open in Q1 2025.

For mentees

Upgrade your skills and network

The Mentorship Programme is your chance to receive personalised advice and upgrade your skills. To apply for our programme, you must be an INREV Young Professional (32 years and younger) with three to five years of non-listed real estate work experience. Successful mentees will be chosen based on their motivation and application form responses.

The fee for the programme is €600 per person for mentees, which covers the costs of the programme and two in-person meetings, as well as accommodation during the INREV Academy Day for mentors and mentees in Copenhagen.

Applications for the third edition of the mentorship programme (2024 – 2025) are now closed. Stay tuned for next year's edition which will open for applications in Q1 2025.

For mentors

Share your wealth of expertise

As a seasoned industry player, your invaluable expertise and real-world knowledge can help mentees learn and succeed. If selected, you will need to contribute your time, experience and industry advice with a small group of three mentees throughout the year. Mentors will be chosen based on their motivation and application form responses.

Applications for the third edition of the mentorship programme (2024 – 2025) are now closed. Stay tuned for next year's edition which will open for applications in Q1 2025.

2024-2025 Programme Overview

The third edition of the mentorship programme will run from July 2024 to June 2025. The introductory session will kick off at the INREV Academy Day for mentors and mentees in Copenhagen on 3 and 4 July. There will also be a second live mentorship day on 7 November 2024 (location to be confirmed). All mentors and mentees must be in attendance for both events.

Throughout the year, mentees and mentors will meet online six times in a small group setting for up to one-and-a-half hours. The small group size ensures that everyone has a chance to ask questions, share experiences and participate. INREV provides all participants with guidance, including our recommended meeting structure, and tips and tricks to make the most out of the programme. Each mentee will also have the opportunity to attend a valuable one-on-one session with their mentor.

In addition, INREV hosts evaluations throughout the year to measure the programme’s success, gain insights to maximise value and stay updated on the groups’ progress.

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Testimonials

Mentors:

‘Being a mentor is a super experience. It also gives us the opportunity to learn new things, which we can apply in our day-to-day activities.’

‘I’m very pleased and impressed with the mentees I’ve been matched with. As a team, we connect well, and they also reach out to me individually for mentorship. We discuss many relevant topics during our group sessions as well as in our one-to-one meetings.’

Mentees:

‘What a fantastic opportunity! I’ve also made some close friends in my industry, who I connect with at INREV Young Professional events. My mentor is always keen to help me, and I found our one-on-one session incredibly insightful.’

‘Our mentor is such an active listener and motivator. She really helps us see things in a new light and motivates us to be our best selves. We all feel very safe to participate in our sessions and she encourages us to be open and transparent, which I really value.’

‘Without a doubt, the INREV Mentorship Programme has been the most valuable professional networking experience I’ve had in my career so far’.

FAQ

Can INREV be flexible with the number of years of experience?
Technically, we require approximately 3-5 years of experience. However, we encourage you to apply as we evaluate applications on a case-by-case basis, considering your personal motivation. The only mandatory requirement we do not make exceptions for is that you must be 32 years old or below. 

Can I apply if I have 3 - 5 years of experience in another industry (e.g. private equity, banking, finance, or similar)?
Yes, again we encourage you to apply as we evaluate applications on a case-by-case basis, considering your personal motivation.

How will I be matched with my mentor/mentees?
Mentors and mentees will be matched carefully by INREV based on input from the application forms, with careful consideration to achieve a diverse group from different geographies and organisations. INREV conducts the matching process between April and May.

When will I know if my application is successful?
Those accepted to the programme will receive an official welcome letter in mid-May, with an invitation to the INREV Academy Day for mentors and mentees on 3 and 4 July.

Will the meetings be online or in person?
There will be two mandatory in-person meetings: INREV Academy Day for mentors and mentees in Copenhagen on 3 and 4 July and a second live mentorship day on 7 November 2024 (location to be confirmed). The rest of the meetings with your mentor throughout the year are online. 

Are there any costs involved?
There is a nominal fee of €600 per person for mentees only. This fee covers the costs of the programme and in-person meetings, as well as accommodation for the night of 3 July during the INREV Academy Day for mentors and mentees in Copenhagen. All travel costs are at the individuals’ own expense.  

Who is responsible for the agenda for the meetings?
One mentee per group will be nominated as the group lead and will be responsible for organising the agenda. Together with your fellow mentees, you will arrange the schedule and agenda for the meetings, whereby the mentor provides his/her input as well.

What is INREV’s role in the programme?
INREV organises the programme and provides guidance and recommendations to the mentors. We also gather feedback during the year to stay updated on each group’s progress. While INREV does organise the in-person events, we are not involved in the online meetings with your mentor throughout the year.

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