Welcome to the World of Commercial Real Estate Management. The office buildings that shape the skylines of our cities NEED PEOPLE with strong organizational ability and communication skills. The industry is open to anyone with a positive, can-do attitude and top employers are actively seeking candidates with the following skills and attributes:
- Customer Service Orientation
- Attention to Detail
- People Skills
- Financial/Analytical Skills
- Construction Knowledge
- Strong Work Ethic/Accountability
- Sense of Humor
Please click here to view BOMA International's Careers digital publication - A World Class Career in Commercial Real Estate - that details what you can can expect in this fast passed, challenging and fun field. Also, please take a moment to review the op-ed piece: The People who Manage your Office Building, by Marc Intermaggio, BOMA San Francisco's Executive Vice President, published in the San Francisco Examiner on March 7, 2011.
Join our Skilled Team of Professionals
In the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, our members are responsible for more than 25 million square feet of commercial buildings, and our counterparts around the world own and operate more than 10 billion square feet of space in North America alone and much more around the globe. In commercial real estate management, you will have the opportunity to work in a broad range of disciplines including tenant relations, lease interpretation, risk management, security, mechanical systems, staff supervision, taxation, procurement, vendor management, leadership development, finance, banking, accounting, construction and GREEN building practices. The work environment offers autonomy and a sense of entrepreneurial spirit much like running your own business.
Transferable Skills from Other Careers
People with experience from related industries such as resort/hotel management, multi-family property management, financial services, banking, or real estate agency leasing often make a successful transition to this profession. Even if you don’t have the degree or related experience, if you do have strong people skills, are entrepreneurial, a resourceful problem-solver, and like that no two days are the same, commercial real estate is the career for you.
To see which position best utilizes your unique set of skills, please click here.
What Can You Earn
The Real Estate Industry Job Titles and Compensation Ranges document describes the experience required, scope of responsibilities, and compensation you can earn at different points in your real estate career.
Joining BOMA St. Louis as a student member helps you begin your career in the challenging and engaging world of commercial real estate before you even graduate. You will receive notifications of job openings from BOMA St. Louis member companies in fields such as Business Management, Sales, Finance & Accounting, and Engineering. You will be able to attend three (3) BOMA luncheon events at no additional charge (approximately $90 value) and participate in the BOMA Apprentice Program. There is also an opportunity to enroll in the Foundations in Real Estate Course at a reduced student membership rate ($100 discount). There are multiple chances for you to interact with commercial real estate professionals from more than 250 member companies, including being paired with a BOMA member who helps you navigate the world of business or life in general as your mentor.
If you're ready to take the next step in pursuing a career in commercial real estate management, download the BOMA Student Membership Application.
Looking for a job? Looking for an employee?
Exciting jobs with good compensation and excellent opportunities for career advancement are available in property and facility management, marketing and leasing, engineering, development, brokerage and more. The BOMA St. Louis CareerCenter gives employers and job-seeking professionals a better way to find one another and make that perfect career fit. Click here to see what CRE jobs are available!