Recruiting Process for Real Estate

  • Common Entry Level Jobs include:
    • Business Roles: Research Analyst, Asset Management Analyst, Associate Asset Manager, Investment Analyst, Real Estate Private Equity Analyst, Real Estate Specialist, Analyst- Property Manager, Analyst- Real Estate Advisory Group, Commercial Real Estate Investment Sales Agent, Junior Commercial Real Estate Broker, Economic & Valuation Services- Real Estate Associate, Finance Associate, Project Coordinator, Corporate Development Analyst, Associate Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager
    • STEM Roles: Civil Engineer, Associate Construction Manager, Construction Project Manager, Design Project Manager, Build Project Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Civil Designer, Project Engineer, Field Engineer, Engineering Assistant
  • Most full-time real estate jobs are gained through networking and not through internships, so it is very important to network if you want to work in this field.
  • Business Applications: For larger firms most applications open in summer and fall for following summer internships and full-time positions. For smaller companies, positions are posted ad-hoc. Application deadlines close in the Fall and on a rolling basis for ad hoc positions.
  • Engineering Applications: For summer internships, applications typically open in the early spring semester, but some may open during the fall. Applications for full-time positions typically open in the fall though some open in early spring. For full-time and intern roles, larger companies tend to open applications earlier and will recruit throughout the fall semester.

Check employer websites for interviewing information & application details.

Fit and Experiential Interviews

  • Behavioral Interview Questions are a set of questions to assess whether you have the soft skills and motivation to succeed at that firm. These often include general questions about your background and why you want to work for the organization, combined with behavioral-based questions asking you to give examples of past experiences. Use the S.T.A.R. approach to structure your examples; Situation/Task that you were facing, Approach and actions you took to address the issue, Result of the actions you took. Learn more about “Developing Your Interview Stories” in Big Interview.
  • Practice with Big Interview.