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How does one get a job in commercial real estate?

I am looking to make a career change and get into my companies commerical real estate division, but I have no idea what training/education to get now to get me in that direction. Please help!

Asked By: Rebecca * - 7/26/2006
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Depends on what your division does. If they do development, then it would be very difficult to get into the group b/c jobs in development are few and in general hard to secure. If they go out and find space for your company to expand into, then I would suggest taking a job first with a real estate broker such as CB... More
Answered By: s_hanson_99 - 7/26/2006
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you have to attend classes at a real estate school- or maybe the company you work for provides the classes or funds. ask your manager.
Answered By: cupidgirl - 7/26/2006
 
u have to go to real estate school 4 2 weeks n then u have to dance on a table
Answered By: danielle c - 7/26/2006
 
I'm not really sure but I'd assume you need some sort of communications training, because in sales it's important to know how to talk to people. Carpentry probably isn't probably necessary but might give you a leg up on the competition... More
Answered By: mudsplitter - 7/26/2006
 
What exactly do you want to do? If you want to be a commercial real estate broker, you have to pass state exams and get a license. Other than that, no special education is necessary; you can learn everything on the job.
Answered By: NC - 7/26/2006
 
you have to become a real estate agent. you will have to get your license and go to real estate school. depending on where you are located, the school can vary from a couple weeks to months. Don't be suprised if you find it hard to get 'hired' on for commerical real estate. that is probably all real estate agents... More
Answered By: Biancoa - 7/26/2006
 
It all depends on what you want to do in your new position. Commercial real estate is an entire business and includes a variety of jobs and positions. Start with finding out what type of position you want to fill in your company's division. Do you want to be on the purchasing, leasing or marketing side? Purchasing... More
Answered By: 4MySales - 7/26/2006
 
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