Careers in Real Estate
Students considering a career in real estate and development come from many backgrounds including law, architecture, finance, corporate real estate, community planning and contracting.
Graduates of the Division of Real Estate are well-equipped for a wide variety of careers within a growing and diverse spectrum of organizations, including:
- Large public real estate companies and REITs
- Small private entrepreneurial organizations
- Regional investors
- Companies that specialize in a single product (e.g., office/retail/multi-family)
- Non-profits involved in areas such as affordable housing
- Corporations that own real estate
- Companies that finance real estate
- Companies that provide services such as design and architecture firms, brokerage companies, investment banks, and various consultancies
Careers in the public sector at the city, county, state, federal or military levels also offer interesting and rewarding career opportunities. Real estate is an increasingly complex, highly competitive, and fast-paced industry, and furthering your knowledge and skills can help you advance. Undergraduates might later consider engaging in a graduate program, such as the Master of Real Estate Development, because a graduate degree can often open doors to greater job and career opportunities and command a higher salary in the marketplace.