You’ll be able to work within a wide range of fields, including construction, architectural services, banks, insurance and property management. Graduates have landed positions in investment analysis, consulting, financing, brokerage, appraisal, development and corporate asset management in a number of areas, including:
Real Estate Development
This entrepreneurial career path involves the acquisition and development of property for commercial or residential purposes.
Corporate Real Estate Management
Corporate real estate managers maximize a firm’s value in terms of resources devoted to space needs. Responsibilities can include: site analysis, buy versus lease decisions, acquisition and disposition, portfolio refinancing, sale leaseback arrangements, property tax appeals and facility management decisions.
Commercial Real Estate Brokerage
Noted for their high level of technical business knowledge and superior people skills, commercial brokers follow the markets to anticipate the trends affecting the real estate industry.
Real Estate Appraisal
Appraisers estimate the value of a given property based on comparative analyses of similar properties or on analyses of discounted future returns. Appraisers, who can work independently or on staff, generally specialize in residential property or specific types of commercial property.
Primary and Secondary Lending Markets
Mortgage lenders specialize in the size of loan and property types. Primary lenders for residential, single-family properties include mortgage companies that resell loans in the secondary market, as well as commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.