Careers in Real Estate

While affected by market cycles, opportunities for employment and advancement are generally exceptional. Graduates commonly accept associate and analyst positions with:

  • Real estate services firms (brokerage, property management, appraisal, and capital markets advisory),
  • Real estate investment firms (asset management, private equity, REITs, and pensions),
  • Mortgage banking firms, and
  • Real estate developers.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Real Estate
Entrepreneurial and small business opportunities offer enterprising 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 as they 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: Avison Young • Bank of America • Berkadia • Capital City Bank • CBRE • Colliers •  CNL • Cohen Commercial • Cushman & Wakefield • Deloitte Tax • FirstPointe Advisors • Foundry Commercial • Franklin Street • Harrison Street • HealthTrust • Integra Realty Resources • JLL • JP Morgan Chase • KeyBank Real Estate Capital • L & B Realty • Marcus & Millichap • MetLife Real Estate Investments • NAI Realvest Partners • North American Development Group  • Northmarq • PGIM • Publix Super Markets • Regency Centers •  Rendina Companies • Rialto • Sentio Investments • St. Joe Company • Starwood Hotels & Resorts • Stiles  • TALCOR Commercial Real Estate Services • Terranova Corporation • Timbers Company • Truist • The Shopping Center Group • USAA • Voya Investment Management • Wells Fargo, and many, many others.

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