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Careers in Real Estate – Part III: Job Functions

The actual job functions performed by real estate professionals vary by sector and field. The amount and type of experience and education required varies for the function performed and the field the job is in. This post is not meant to be an exhaustive look at each job function in real estate, but if you have questions about a given function please don’t hesitate to email me.

Academic

Accounting/Control

Acquisitions/Dispositions

Administration/Operations

Advisory Services/Consulting

Appraisal

Approval & Entitlement

Architecture

Asset/Portfolio Management

Brokerage/Sales

Business Development

Communications/Investor Relations

Corporate Finance/CFO

Corporate Real Estate Generalist

Credit/Risk Management

Due Diligence

Engineering

Facilities Management

Financial Analysis

Historic Renovation

Human Resources

Interior Design

Investment Banking

IT/Information Systems

Landscape Architecture

Leasing

Legal

Marketing Promotion

Mortgage Brokerage

Mortgage Origination

Planning

Project Management

Property Management

Real Estate Research

Securities Analysis

Structured Finance

Syndications

Tax

Underwriting Real Estate Loans

Workout/Restructuring


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Note: Many of the name conventions used in this series come from a report published by Cornell University and SelectLeaders.com.