The mission of the SCU Real Estate Industry Community is to serve as a networking organization for alumni with careers in any function within real estate. We hope to engage Broncos by facilitating social-networking events, providing student mentorship/internship opportunities, promoting our industries on the SCU campus and community, and sustaining the communication activity among the alumni body.
Carrick Young is a native of Silicon Valley. He attended Bellarmine College Preparatory and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara University with a degree in Finance. While at the University, he founded the school’s Real Estate Association which quickly grew from a handful of members to over one hundred and fifty. The Association was instrumental in demonstrating a demand for real estate offerings among the students to the school and putting on events throughout the year – most notably the school’s first annual “Location of Innovation” Real Estate Symposium. Currently, he works as an Associate Broker at Cushman & Wakefield in San Jose focusing on tenant rep work for office and R&D product.
Having worked with some of the most elite entertainment moguls in Los Angeles and represented clients in record-breaking sales, Bay Area native, Gina Blancarte is thrilled to have returned to San Francisco and works for Compass.
Highly involved in her alma mater, Santa Clara University (Go Broncos!), she proudly serves as Co-President of the SCU Real Estate Alumni Community and is involved with SCU’s Own It, a summit dedicated to advancing women in the workplace. Gina is extremely humbled and honored to have been elected as the 2021 President-Elect of the Women's Council of Realtors in San Francisco.
Community Vice President
Marko Buljan works in commercial real estate as Vice President for Taycon Properties. He was born in Redwood City, CA and attended Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, CA. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. Bioengineering and served on the SCU Alumni Board of Directors from 2017-2020. Marko is highly philanthropic, contributing to several important nonprofits in the Untied States and Croatia. One of Marko’s favorite things to do is travel the world, eat new food, and spend time with family and friends.
|Zach Plaza '07
Alumni Association Community Manager
Interested in helping create unique event opportunities for the SCU Real Estate Alumni Community? Looking to build your network of Santa Clara alumni? We'd love to have you volunteer with our Real Estate Alumni Community. Connect with our Co-Presidents (listed above!) about joining the volunteer steering committee. Go Broncos!