This Summer, Regency Centers had the pleasure of facilitating three comprehensive, rotational internship programs in its Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Dallas offices. From June to August, the interns were immersed in a full-service commercial real estate experience, with a host of opportunities to learn from various team members and departments across the company.
In addition to their daily tasks, the internships included a roundtable discussion with Regency’s President & CEO, Lisa Palmer, a Q+A session with Lisa Palmer, Mike Mas (Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer) and Barry Argalas (Senior Vice President, National Transactions and Investment Strategy), as well as a social media workshop with Chelsea DuDeVoire (Manager, Communications).
Read on to learn more about our awesome interns and their experiences, which spanned multiple focuses — from leasing, operations, and construction, to investments, marketing, financial services, and beyond.
Rachel Welch - Jacksonville, FL
Senior, University of North Florida (Marketing)
Focus: Marketing - Dealmaking Strategy & Collateral, Analytics, Email Marketing, Adobe Suite, PR, Blog Writing, Social Media
Manager: Faith Hershey - Marketing Manager, Dealmaking
My time at Regency Centers brought me not only knowledge, but new friends and lifelong memories,” said Rachel. “My lovely boss, Faith, set me up for success within Regency and my future career, by introducing me to new marketing programs and allowing me to get certified. This has been a fantastic summer filled with laughs, fun, confusion, a-ha moments, and always a smile at the end of the day.
Rachel was an amazing addition to our team this summer,” said Faith Hershey - Marketing Manager, Dealmaking. “She approached every task enthusiastically, and strived to add value — whether it be through supporting our team with projects, or adding ideas to make our toolbox stronger. We will miss her!
Danny Tang - Dallas, TX
Sophomore, The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania (Economics)
Focus: Rotational Leasing, Operations, and Financial Services
Manager: Lauren Bottonari - Vice President, Market Officer
I could not have asked Regency Centers for a better internship experience,” said Danny. “I learned so much, everyone in the office was very welcoming, I really loved the office culture, and it was really cool to get to talk to Lisa Palmer. Thanks to Lauren Bottonari for everything she’s done for me.
Danny has such a passion for wanting to understand the ‘why’ behind everything, and such a hunger to learn,” said Lauren Bottonari - Vice President, Market Officer. "He asked great questions, has an incredible work ethic, and would walk into our offices and ask things like ‘What are you working on?' and 'Can I sit in on this meeting?’ From creating an awesome presentation from his own market research, to doing his own mock ‘showing’ of one of our retail spaces, he took full advantage of his time here. His can-do attitude is going to take him so far, and I’m excited to see what his future holds.
Mason Sutton | Atlanta, GA
Sophomore, Morehouse College (Business Administration, Finance)
Focus: Property Management, Leasing, Construction, Investments
Manager: Scott Prigge — Managing Director, Property Operations
As the summer comes to a close, I would first like to give a heartfelt thank you to the entire team at Regency Centers,” said Mason. “I have truly enjoyed my summer as an intern in the Atlanta office, and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from such an amazing team. I have grown tremendously from my experience this summer, and I look forward to my future.
We were thrilled to welcome Mason to our summer internship through the ICSC Launch Academy Program,” said Scott Prigge - Managing Director, Property Operations. “He has a true passion for real estate, was always incredibly eager to learn, and received only amazing feedback from everyone who had the chance to work with him. We truly enjoyed having Mason in the Atlanta office this summer, and know he will go on to do amazing things.