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Lydia Kressel is a senior from Haymarket, Virginia. She is majoring in Real Estate and minoring in Business.
Recently, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue asked Virginia Tech to help with the planning, development, and financing of a new large-scale animal shelter in South Carolina to house animals displaced by catastrophic events. Lydia was selected as one of three VT students to participate in the shelter project, which has provided her real-life experience with design, budgeting, and analytical thinking.
Alec Fong is a double major in Real Estate and Building Construction. He is currently interning with Reliant Group, a private equity firm, this Summer in San Francisco. Reliant recently acquired Terrace View here in Blacksburg, so Alec was able to walk renovated units and learn from the General Contractor this past Spring Semester.
"I just finished my 4th week here at the San Francisco Office and there is much to learn. I’ve mostly been working with the acquisitions team but I will also be working with the construction team here as well. It is fascinating to really take what I’ve learned in classes at Tech and apply that knowledge to the office. It is also interesting to learn about the laws and regulations that differ from state to state as I research properties from all over. I look forward to learning so much more before returning to Tech!"