CBRE Global Investors Technical Interview

I have a second-round technical interview/test at CBRE Global Investors next week for an entry-level analyst position. The invitation email gave an outline of the test as 30 min written, 1-hour real estate finance, 1 hour 30 mins Argus, for a 3 hour total. I've been working through an Argus certification course and the BIWS real estate technical course, but was wondering if anyone had any more info on what to focus on?

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Nov 14, 2020 - 7:02pm

What's your experience? If you don't mind me asking.

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Nov 14, 2020 - 7:07pm

I'm a senior at a liberal arts college with one internship as an acquisitions analyst at a development firm. There's very little CRE presence at my school so everything I've learned is either through the internship, courses like REFM and REFAI, or youtube.

 
Nov 18, 2020 - 9:35pm

Oh cool, congrats on making it to the second round! I'll be honest I thought it was a little challenging at parts. If you read my previous reply ^^ you can see that my experience is limited so there were some terms I didn't know, but I don't think I did terribly. I'll have to wait and see. What did you think?

 

 
  • Intern in RE - Comm
Nov 20, 2020 - 1:38pm

I took the technical as well. Excel questions weren't terribly tough, but the Argus was a mess for me. I'm straight out of college with 90% multifamily exp. and no experience with Argus so it put in a bit of a mental pretzel. Let's cross our fingers for the superday.

 
Nov 19, 2020 - 10:32am

I took the test too. I also think it's quite challenging. There are a few tricks in the Argus test. For the real estate finance maths, I guess the problems come from their work. I don't work in real estate investments. Even though I learned some knowledge from my self-study, it's still challenging due to the lack of work exposures. Wish us luck! 🤞🏼

 
  • Analyst 3+ in RE - Comm
Nov 19, 2020 - 10:58am

When I spoke to an analyst circa 2018 at the LA office, think it was around $80k-$90k base ... bonus not sure but it won't blow you outta the water since CBRE GI is more core-focused - still will be healthy I'm sure. Heard they will pay you well enough to where you wouldn't want to leave for a bit.

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