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Oct 2, 2012

A lot of firms don't even publish openings except internally. Don't know Chicago well but I would go to websites directly and just reach out. Couple of REITs up there to consider....$ not as good as REPE but if you're just starting out, great way to get in the business and better work/life balance.

I hate postings in general...even if something's there, the firm probably got 1,000 resumes, many from unqualified candidates, and even if you're a perfect fit, they just may not come across yours. Check out Steve Dalton's Two Hour Job Search...you may have to pay for it but bottom line is only use postings to prioritize...if it's posted, you know there's an opening...then use your network, LinkedIn, whatever to make a direct connection. Even if nothing's posted and you're in Chicago, I'd try to find someone in the organization willing to meet w you for an informational int, make a great impression, and you're going to be at the top of the list when they're looking.

Oct 2, 2012

Forgot to add...tough to give you specifics since I don't know what exactly you're looking for but shoot me a PM...know of a few firms that have feelers out their for finance guys/acquisitions but they're not posted in the aggregators (indeed, etc.)

Oct 2, 2012

What kind of position are you looking for MikelAngelo? What's your background? PM me.

Oct 3, 2012

Get off of Select Leaders and call people. OR, call people once you find the opportunities on Select Leaders. Look up alumni from your school. Networking 101 man, I can't even believe you're posting this.

Oct 3, 2012

Off the top of my head... Jones Lang LaSalle, Prudential (large RE portfolio), LaSalle Investment Management, Marcus & Millichap, General Growth Properties, Heitman, CB Richard Ellis.

Oct 3, 2012

thanks tan86..talked to a guy at LaSalle Investment Management last fall who said he wasn't sure they did internships but he had just started so hadn't been there a summer yet

+1 SB

Oct 3, 2012

[quote=cclow]thanks tan86..talked to a guy at LaSalle Investment Management last fall who said he wasn't sure they did internships but he had just started so hadn't been there a summer yet/quote]

I can assure you that LIM does not take on interns. With that said, JLL does bring on interns, but you may have missed the boat for this summer. Hines, John Buck, Prudential, CBRE, General Growth Properties, Equity Office, and RREEF all have a large presence within the city.

There's also a good amount of bulge-bracket and middle-market investment banks with real estate coverage groups in downtown (Greenhill and M3 Capital Partners specifically come to mind).

Oct 3, 2012

JMB Realty is a big one there.

I think JER has a decent-sized office there.

Oct 3, 2012

Thanks for the info NPV..I am looking ahead to next summer, though, and building a list of companies to contact in a few months

Oct 3, 2012

Smart move on your part cclow. It seems like most firms are kick-starting their recruiting efforts again. I've seen a significant up-tick in hiring at the analyst level as most firms (at least on the private equity side) are raising new funds and focused on investing existing capital.

Good luck in your search efforts, I'm sure it won't be too hard to land something for next summer given your early start.

Oct 3, 2012

A little more complicated because I am a rising sophomore but I'm hoping I can get over that by having a little experience and starting early. Thanks for the help.

+1 SB for first post

Oct 3, 2012

Tons of activity in Chi. A lot of foreign money coming into the city as an alternative to SF and NYC. Office vacancies decreasing, cap rates compressing, few promising office developments happening. CBRE and JLL are the heavy hitters, but most other companies are thriving as well. What area of brokerage are you in?

Go Blue!

Oct 3, 2012

Hey, our team handles every type of properties, retail,office,multi-family, development site, hotel etc... Feel free to PM if you have any other questions!

Oct 3, 2012
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