While market cycles exist, opportunities for employment and advancement have been exceptional. The largest portion, perhaps 75 percent, of our graduates accept associate and analyst positions with (1) financial institutions, mortgage banking and investment groups; (2) real estate brokerage, leasing, and management companies; and (3) consulting and appraisal firms.
Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Real Estate
Entrepreneurial and small business opportunities, such as real estate brokerage, leasing, appraisal, construction and development offer entrepreneurial-minded students the chance to observe and better understand real estate markets. These positions often allow employees the opportunity to have their finger on the market's pulse-enabling them to potentially participate in transactions.
Corporate Opportunities in Real Estate
Mortgage underwriting and lending opportunities with commercial banks, mortgage companies have been strong. Positions with insurance companies, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and pension funds continue to emerge. Major corporations, such restaurant groups and retailers seeking to expand, have required the services of acquisitions analysts and real estate associates.
Public Service Opportunities in Real Estate
State government agencies such as departments of transportation or environmental protection, and local government bodies such as planning offices and property tax offices have offered solid opportunities to graduates of the program.
Recent graduates have accepted positions at a long list of prominent companies, such as: Advantis GVA • Bank of America • BB&T • Beshears & Associates • Capital City Bank • CB Richard Ellis • Colliers Arnold • Colonial Bank • Cousins Properties • CNL • Cushman & Wakefield • Darden Restaurants • Deloitte Tax • Finlay Development • The Fitzgerald Group • GE Commercial Finance • GMAC Commercial Mortgage • Grubb & Ellis • HealthTrust • ING Investment Management • Integra Realty Resources • Jones Lang Lasalle • Ketcham Appraisal Group • KeyBank Real Estate Capital • L.J. Melody • LandMar Group • Lend Lease Real Estate Investments • Marcus & Millichap • MetLife Real Estate Investments • MMA Financial • NAI Realvest Partners • NorthMarq Capital • O.R. Colan Associates • Principle Valuation • Prudential • Rendina Companies • Terranova Corporation • Trammell Crow Company • Southland Commercial • St. Joe Company • Starwood Hotels & Resorts • The Staubach Company • SunTrust Bank • TALCOR Commercial Real Estate Services • Wachovia • Zaremba Group • and many, many others.