12B — June 18 - July 22, 2021 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


P ennsylvania ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia

Building up tomorrow’s industry leaders: ACE Mentor Program celebrates 20 years


ince 2000, the ACE Men- tor Program of Greater Philadelphia has given students from local high schools an exciting opportunity to learn about potential careers in archi- tecture, engineering, and con- struction. The nation’s fastest- growing after-school program uses a team model with expe- rienced industry professionals serving as mentors. At the high school level, en- gaging students’ interest in the architecture, construction and education industries entails a collaborative and multi-faceted approach with schools, mentors,

post-secondary institutions, and interactive learning oppor- tunities. The program makes a powerful impact on students’ exposure to careers in the in- tegrated design and construc- tion industry and helps them achieve their career objectives with scholarships and support. This year, we had to think outside the box to provide a whole new learning expe- rience that would engage and inspire these students to continue their pursuit of careers in design and con- struction. Looking at the needs of stu-

dents, the organization pivoted to an all-virtual experience with the birth of its new program: ACE360 Online. Its goal is to enhance the overall learning experience by providing pro- fessional development skills in addition to industry knowledge and experiences to give the students a well-rounded experi- ence that will prepare them for their next steps in life. The core piece of the program surrounding membership has continued on. Teams meet vir- tually every week and engage in STEM activities from home, keeping students by creating problem-solving competitions with one another. Live vir- tual tours of construction sites, as well as walk-throughs of virtual plans and renderings connect students with real-life projects that allow them to see first-hand how the design and construction process works, and then monitor the progress. Professional development courses were created to provide life skills and college prepa- ration courses. The courses include essay writing, resume composition, creation of Linke- dIn profiles, and assistance with college applications and scholarship opportunities. Stu- dents also engaged in mock interviews and received guid- ance on building a professional network. ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia is cel- ebrating 20 years of mentor- ship virtually this year. While we aren’t able to have the large celebration we had planned, we have an amazing program scheduled for June 23, 2021 to honor people and projects who lead our industry with their dedication and tal- ent. Those being honored this year include: Vice President for Planning & Capital Projects, Temple University Project of the Year: Charles Library at Temple University Organization of the Year: Steppingstone Scholars of Philadelphia, PA Community Partner of the Year: Brandywine Realty Trust of Philadelphia, PA Outstanding Mentors of the Year: Person of the Year: Gennaro (Jerry) Leva Breanna Sheeler, WRT Suvir Hira, WRT MAREJ

Shown from left: Jared Williams (Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School), Henry Conde (CCTEC), Ali Shabazz (Central High School)

Commercial Acreage For Sale In Hazleton’s Humboldt Development Area Huge Demand For Commercial And Residential Developers


HEALTH CARE BUILDING OFFERED at $1,500,000 in Hazleton, PA

64 E Union St 42,400 SF of 4-Star Office/Medical • Ideally located with quick access to SR 309, I-81, and Public Square. • The property will include ample parking and is located near 2 colleges making it ideal for student living. • The final development will include common areas for occupants to live, work and play all in one compound PROPERTY OVERVIEW The Thomas C. Thomas buildings on East Union St. & Pennsylvania Ave. are being converted into a new retail and office development called the “Union Street Complex.” Multiple different uses are planned for the space, including apartments, office, gym, retail and storage. The proposed property will be a total of 42,400 SF split between 4 floors.

661-673 N Church St 158,116 SF Former St. Joseph Hospital • Conveniently located in the heart of Northeastern PA. • Hazelton is also known for its proximity to I-80 and 81, which places you within a couple hours of NYC & Phila. • Companies are rapidly emerging throughout Luzerne Country providing excellent opportunities and options for both visitors and residents. PROPERTY OVERVIEW Possible uses for the building included medical offices and clinics, a retirement community, assisted living, a nursing home, nursing school, dormitory, religious retreat and self-storage. This opportunity presents huge value add for an operator or investor to lease up at market rates.

For additional information please contact: Robert Nemeth Sr. at 570-578-4358 610-398-0411 | www.howardhanna.com 3500 Winchester Rd., Suite 201, Allentown, PA 18104 The NEPA Representatives for Hanna Frederick commercial: Bob Nemeth Sr. 570-578-4358 and Joanne Scalleat 570-956-8655 Service available 7 days a week.

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