I am the Head Research Analyst at a regional office of one of the best commercial real estate services firms on the globe. Day to day, I specialize in statistical market research, written analysis, database management, and copywriting/ghostwriting for pitches. I also serve my community on two different non-profit boards, one related to commercial real estate and one more personal. You can read more about my background after the break.
Feel free to ask anything about the various different careers in commercial real estate, day to day tasks, hours, networking into a brand name company from a non-target, with a "soft" major, or with bad grades, orto transitions.
Far from a brag story, I was a political science major/economics minor with poor grades from a far beyond target local state school and was turned down, ignored, or free internship offered from over four hundred different jobs. Luckily, while in college I was instrumental in a multi-million dollar development project while on the board of directors of a 501(c)(3) corporation, lead the entire student body as Student Government President, gave a monthly speech to administrators and professors as Vice Chairman of the University Senate, and served on numerous other financial boards and committees.
Through a series of reality checks, I realized what I could and couldn't achieve right away, networked my ass off, was ready to take advantage of any opportunity at a moment's notice, and have never looked back. I will be completing my back office to front office transition into office leasing and investment sales within the month and have already been pre-emptively assigned to a 1,500,000 square foot office complex.