Is it hiring time?

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Hey everyone, I am currently a senior graduating in May with a degree in finance. I am in the midst of the job search solely looking to enter the real estate industry and have been networking with anyone and everyone over the past 6 months.

Does anyone have any insight on what companies are looking to hire at this point in time for recent UG?
Do you have any advice on the best approaches/people to contact directly?

If your company is hiring and looking for someone who is smart and enjoys the grind, PM me and I would appreciate the opportunity to introduce myself. Thanks.

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Feb 18, 2019

Most companies have analyst program for fall season and spring season

The spring hiring season should start soon in late February and early March

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Feb 18, 2019

It's always hiring time. Start circling the wagons with the network you've been building and don't be afraid to make the ask.

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Feb 18, 2019

When you say make the ask, do you suggest cultivating the relationship prior to the ask? I have been laying the initial groundwork with alumni and connections for a couple months now but I can't decide on an solid way to follow up with them regarding making the ask. While we have had our initial meetings and have conversed through email I haven't gotten much further than that. Any suggestions?

Feb 18, 2019

Go to lunch or coffee. Catch up. Make the ask.

Don't overthink this stuff and remember that some of these guys are so busy you'll be lucky to get time with them once ever 6 months.

Some of the best connections I've made are from making the ask with a contact, getting casually rejected, and then immediately asking who else they recommend I speak with.

Feb 18, 2019

Real Estate firms typically hire on an "as-needed" basis I.e. if an analyst leaves or is getting a promotion, they'll look to bring someone in (as opposed to other industries like investment banking who have set recruiting cycles). That said, hiring in Real Estate can be a bit random, but the bulk of hiring activity begins around the time bonuses are given (February/March) as people move around from firm to firm after their bonus check is cashed and openings become available.

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Feb 21, 2019

It's rewind time

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Feb 26, 2019

Can you elaborate?

Feb 26, 2019

It's fucking brutal right now my God.

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Feb 18, 2019

Maybe it's you? Too picky?
We just had 3 new openings last week, on top of the 30 existing openings

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Feb 21, 2019

No one wants to work at Fannie or freddie

Edit: I'll try to be nicer. Fannie and Freddie is a very good, safe place to work. But many people on this forum are interested in REPE, Development and Debt Funds given the ownership aspect. Agencies are much more corporate

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Feb 26, 2019
NYYCRE:

It's fucking brutal right now my God.

I had a tough time finding a job too. Are you landing interviews at all? I got rejected from a couple firms for lack of experience. Are you just looking in NYC too?

Feb 26, 2019

Mainly NYC area.

Yes, I have but stalled quite I bit onninterbiews since December. Been actively looking for awhile now. Looking to transition into AM or Dev. Have close to 4 years experience.

Feb 27, 2019

Been heavily looking since December. Has been very tough. Just moved to a new city though. Everyone just says stay in touch and keep it up.

Feb 28, 2019

Same, I try to make one or two new connections a week and apply for everything in my area.

Feb 28, 2019

You guys looking in NYC too? I feel like I've been mass-applying for anything CRE related, but nothing has really caught my eye lately. Except for those JLL capital markets positions

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Mar 1, 2019
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