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Susan Phillips, CEO of SelectLeaders, shares our Insider's Perspective on our industry's hiring activity and trends to over 75,000 real estate professionals. View 7- 10 of the most intriguing, breaking jobs from premier employers posted on the industry's first, and only, Job Network of 12 websites. Keep up with changes in the industry. Don't miss who is hiring and for what positions!

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  1. Year over Year

    Just saw the movie “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” with Tina Fey’s great line, “In New York I’d be a 6, here I’m a 9; you must be a 15.” I think a 15 is the perfect description for the Millennials who are getting cut during Earnings Season, especially by the big ...

  2. 1,000 Opportunities

    July and August are usually the armpit for real estate hiring, but not in 2016. Today, the SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network hovers at 1,000 significant job opportunities available on the website, at all levels. Employers took a wait and see attitude ...

  3. It’s Your Time

    In the spirit of Independence Day week, free up some time. Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean, for 12 years kept important work and personal events in an Excel file to get a quick view of whether he’s too busy, or has time for what he believes ...

  4. Grit

    Goldman Sachs recruiters will no longer conduct first-round interviews for summer positions on campus at elite schools like Harvard, Yale and Stanford University. Instead, all candidates for summer analyst positions, the first rung in a banking as well as ...

  5. Hiring Period Increases

    If you want a job before the New Year, apply now, or as "Forbes" put it, " Why it's Stupid to Stop Your a Job Search for the Summer." Our premier employers currently have nearly 1,000 professional real estate jobs on the SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network. ...

  6. How Are You Crazy

    The "New York Times" Sunday Review "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person" could read, "Why You Will Choose the Wrong Job." The premise is "people (and companies) seem normal only to those who don't know them very well." So the first thing you need to ask ...

  7. Leader in Hiring

    For years New York and California ran neck and neck in real estate hiring. Today California holds the lead. Why? California invested heavily in infrastructure and it’s paying off in LA with adaptive reuse of abandoned department stores and office buildings. ...

  8. Doomers and Gloomers

    SelectLeaders Job Network Founder, Tony LoPinto, warned us yesterday in his Executive Watch column on GlobeSt.com, if Britain pulls out of the European Union it could spark a downturn. Is hiring holding up? Tony says, “Based on the (C-Suite) level of recruiting ...

  9. Housing Boom

    What do the 10,000 Baby Boomers, who reach retirement age every day for the next 19 years, do now? Not what you would expect. We know Boomers are not retiring from their jobs. However, economists trying to predict the housing market say they need to predict ...

  10. Thrive

    The newest HR offering “Me Time,” days off to help employees thrive or at least reduce stress and restore energy, should not be confused with Personal Days where you go to the dentist etc. Think instead of them as “Mastery Experiences” that challenge people ...

  11. The Future

    Employers expect to hire 5.2% more graduate this year than in 2015, but according to NACE, which tracks college, this is down from last fall when companies on average predicted they would increase college hiring by 11%. However, entry-level pay is going up ...

  12. Best Companies

    Chosen for being the “Champions of Corporate Culture,” Forbes 2016 “Best Companies to Work For” list includes views on corporate culture by the leaders of the chosen companies. EY Chairman, Steve Howe, suggests everyone must understand why their company exists ...

  13. Lifetime Earnings

    We have started updating SelectLeaders Real Estate School List of programs offering degrees in real estate. While universities often provide graduation rates and average starting salaries, the real question students need to consider is, “What do you expect ...

  14. Good Jobs, Goodbye

    When All of the politicians All of the time agree and Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Obama are all on the same page, it's going to affect the Real Estate industry. Foreign tax inversion as tax dodge (to escape the 39% US corporate tax rate versus on average ...

  15. A Remote Boss

    As an online company, we rarely work face-to-face with YOU - "our bosses" - our clients who hire, or develop their careers, using the Selectleaders Real Estate Job Network. The tricks of the trade to successfully work and Win Over a Remote Boss was featured ...

  16. Transactional Experience

    "Keep your resume to one-page, but include a separate 'Transactional Experience' list," recommends Anthony LoPinto, Founder of SelectLeaders, and Global Real Estate Sector Leader at KornFerry International, the world's largest Executive Search Firm. "List ...

  17. Anxiety

    February 2016 saw more jobs posted on the SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network than in January, which mirrors the February Labor Department Jobs Report, which last Friday caused President Obama to celebrate at the White House. However February, 2016 did not ...

  18. The MBA Shift

    Only 41% of Fortune 100 CEO’s have an MBA today. But 92% of employers planned to hire an MBA in 2015. Alternatives to an MBA - master degrees in specialized niches such as Real Estate - rose 58% between 2007 and 2014. Is getting a graduate business degree ...

  19. Older Women Transform U.S. Job Market

    Since the past recession started in December 2007, the share of older women in the U.S. Job Market has grown, while the percentage of every other category of U.S. worker—by gender and age—is flat or declined. The Wall Street Journal reported, “By 2024, nearly ...

  20. Can America Work

    "Atlantic Magazine" conducted a 3-year 54,000 mile journey to determine, "Can America be put back together?" It revealed reinvention and renewal in second and third tier cities that they conclude proves "the economic and cultural resilience of the United States". ...

  21. SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Board – A Pace Not Seen in Years

    More than 8,000 rental units are coming on the market across New York City at a pace not seen in years, yet at a time of some weakness in the market. In the process, these new building are redefining what rental housing is, according to this Sunday’s New York ...

  22. SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network - Tough Customer

    In January, proceed with caution was the word on the street, and yellow lights were flashing at every corner. “The worse January ever” for the stock market made everyone more cautious, including job seekers. In January, 2016, it took 29 clicks on a job to ...

  23. Macro confusion

    Despite nearly every economic expert reporting that the U.S. economy is solid and we are experiencing a “correction,” it appears we are talking ourselves into a recession. The media, combined with no one in leadership assuring the country, creates macro confusion ...

  24. Best New Year’s Resolutions

    We hope these prompt you into thinking of your Career Goals for 2016. For Mark Zuckerberg, changing the way the world socializes was child’s play. But in his new job he admits he needs help. Parenting is the hardest job in the world. So Mark resolves to personally ...

  25. No Vacancies

    At first it seemed a win-win when the dynamic trio of some of the biggest US residential landlords announced in late December that they are in talks with Airbnb to create a revenue-sharing arrangement that would list Equity Residential, AvalonBay and Camden ...

  26. Hottest Sales Trend

    The elephant in the room - will Janet Yellen give us all a rate hike for Christmas? And, after all this time, there are no returns. I am not sure any budget for 2016 will hold up after today. But, despite predictions that technology would make business travel ...

  27. SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network - 2016

    It is not a frivolous time. Unlike times during the 2007 hiring frenzy, when it took 54 clicks on a job to get one application and compensation offers were off the charts, every day’s news has a sobering effect. Yet, from a hiring perspective opportunities ...

  28. SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network - Online Stores

    Cyber Monday kicked off this week, but from what I could see, the heavy online shopping happened on Black Friday, in the stores. Accompanying a 20-something, we stood in the store aisle and comparison shopped online, complete with deals, product information ...

  29. SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network – Ethical Challenges

    Kirk Hanson, business-ethics professor in Silicon Valley, reported in the WSJ on the decades he has spent talking to entrepreneurs who live under constant pressure to manipulate their financial accounts and otherwise engage in unethical behavior. One of the ...

  30. SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network – Study Abroad

    One in 20 students now enrolled at American universities is from outside the U.S., according to the WSJ. The 10% jump in international students, the fastest growth rate since 1979, sets a record for foreign students at U.S. Colleges. Why? In California, students ...

  31. The Minimum

    While I usually don't watch FOX, last night's Republican Debate raised the bar for the news media, who allow Big Data or Rankings, to steer their course. Starting with "The National Anthem," it became clear this debate was an important event. The participants ...

  32. Ad Blockers

    ‘If you’re not paranoid, you’re crazy,’ according to the “Atlantic Magazine” November lead article: Life in the Surveillance Society. Your mobile phone tracks your location, the camera in your computer can spy on you, what you view, buy, and write is tracked ...

  33. Zell Sells

    Is the jig up? “The Grave Dancer,” the week before Halloween, scares the socks off of us agreeing to the largest transaction since the recession. Yes, Sam Zell, who is credited for calling the top of the real estate market in 2007, when he sold Equity Office ...

  34. 23 Minutes

    “You give us 22 minutes, and we’ll give you the world.” The first radio station to play Rock & Roll in the US, New York’s WINS10101 News, was off by a minute in their historic tag line. Today emails pop up on our screens while we work, messages ping to be ...

  35. Hiring Speeds Up

    The DHI Group Inc. time-to-hire index rose to a record 29 working days in July. It’s a long time for companies feeling the pressure of a “Seller’s Market.” Time loses deals, so some are speeding up the hiring process by taking tips from online dating. All ...

  36. Hiring Forecast

    Compared to the 28% decrease in hiring nationally, according to the Labor Department’s September Jobs Report, the real estate industry lost less ground. Last year, entering the 4th Quarter, we recorded a 9% drop in available real estate jobs from July to September, ...

  37. SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network – Lessons in Leadership

    As New York City came to a standstill, lessons in leadership were on every corner. The Pope arrives and transforms his institution simply by going back to its roots in the Bible saying, “Who am I to judge?” And, “You must welcome and show love and compassion ...

  38. The Bottom Line

    The darling of Wall Street, Biotech, took a plunge after a Hedge Fund Manager turned Biotech CEO didn’t bother investing in cutting edge miracle cures. Instead he took a 62-year-old critical anti-parasitic pill costing $13.50 and raised the price 5000% to ...

  39. Convicted Felons

    SelectLeaders Customer Service received an email looking for companies that would hire a “convicted felon” who had served his sentence for a white collar crime. Think about how many apartment leases ask, “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” Background ...

  40. Is This January

    Last Friday’s August Jobs Report comes as no surprise; since 1990, August consistently has the least number of new jobs of any month in the year. However this year, the decline in jobs in August on SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network was almost insignificant ...

  41. Hear Here Google

    Every once in a while instead of doing something just because we CAN, humankind stops and thinks “whether we SHOULD.” I remember feeling safer watching John F. Kennedy sign the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty after years of practicing hiding under my school desk ...

  42. Canned Over Social Media

    Our insurance provider just sent a newsletter titled, “5 Cases of Employees Getting Canned Over Social Media.” They obviously want employers to know liability extends beyond what employees do on their work computers, and how what they put on their personal ...

  43. Live by the sword, Amazon

    Much is being written about Amazon’s “bruising workplace,” but less about Amazon’s Corporate Culture that appears to foster a lack of trust. As “The New York Times” reported, “The internal Amazon phone directory instructs colleagues on how to send secret feedback ...

  44. Real Estate Jobs – How much can you make

    Any employer, who does not include a compensation range in their job postings, is reducing their applicant pool more than they could imagine. Coveted “passive candidates” often keep their Job Alerts coming, and an attractive compensation range can interest ...

  45. Stay or Leave, Rising Star

    There is nothing a Board of Directors loves more than a “proven leader.” The announcement of David Taylor, 35-year veteran of P&G as the new CEO starting in November attests to staying power. The WSJ article on “High Potential Leaders” recommends that if your ...

  46. Own, Lease or Both

    Retailers under pressure often sold off properties and then leased them back leaving their stores’ bottom lines vulnerable to added lease costs and increases. But Hudson Bay, who owns Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and Canadian department stores, just changed ...

  47. Anonymous

    NYT’s The Upshot reports a new wave of start-ups — including Gild, Entelo, Textio, Doxa and GapJumpers — is trying various ways to automate hiring. Even established headhunting firms like Korn/Ferry are incorporating algorithms into their process. Doxa, a ...

  48. Bad News for Home Builders

    Working late is one thing, drinking late with the team, week-end outings and strategy dinners with the team gives a whole new meaning to “get a life”– a life outside of your co-workers is the new trick. A 2015 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management ...

  49. Developer Mismatch

    I was surprised when a student-oriented housing development was constructed next to the state University in my home town. While it might seem logical, research indicated students who do not live in on-campus dorms prefer to live downtown with access to music ...

  50. World Without Work

    There has been much buzz about technology erasing millions of jobs. “Atlantic Magazine” explored what a world without jobs might be: a world where people pursue their passions, craftsman and artists trade skills and accomplish lots of jobs that need to be ...

  51. The New Hire

    Losing a job is terrible. Losing a job to a machine may be worse. The authors of “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies" grapple with the dimensions of the problem of digital innovations contributing to ...

  52. Millennial Boomers

    If SelectLeaders is any indicator, the Millennials are having a Baby Boom. In July and August, four of our millennial men in key roles will become fathers. By the first Baby Shower, and seeing what it takes to provide for an infant, it is time for ‘The Talk,” ...

  53. On-Demand

    For the last month, I couldn't help but overhear our newest Sales Consultant being trained in 'SelectLeaders Consultative Sales'. Compare this to the WSJ article, "The On-Demand Sales Force" about startup, Universal Avenue's app that is like Uber, but for ...

  54. No Satisfaction

    In 1987, 61% of workers were satisfied with their careers. By 2014, 52.3%, more than half of all workers reported being unsatisfied with their jobs. Boston’s NPR News suggested that the belief that career satisfaction comes when you “follow your passion” may ...

  55. ICSC RECon Lens on the Future

    The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECon Convention in Las Vegas was loud (packed to the rafters loud) and clear proof of Retail's comeback. Even the mannequins' eyes, in front of Jones Lang LaSalle's booth, were smiling. Actually store mannequins ...

  56. Higher Chance of Being Hired

    Apply now and your chance of being hired is 1/3 higher than in 2014. Qualified Real Estate Professionals, savoring the ‘Seller’s Market,’ are increasingly selective about submitting a resume. Last year on average,16 candidates would click on a job before a ...

  57. Government Hires Real Estate Professionals

    After a long absence, the Federal Government including the FBI and government-related nonprofits (economic development corporations, housing authorities) are actively recruiting on the SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network. It comes at a time when Real Estate ...

  58. When Data Manages You

    “Data Is Now the New Middle Manager” according to the WSJ, and often in online companies, senior manager too. The old role of management was to gather information and make decisions. This role has been usurped by transparency of information, dashboards, and ...

  59. Tax Day Blues

    I just received 3 emails. The first was from the kid who has cut my grass since he was in high school, and was about to finish a Target Corporation training program. He wanted his mowing job back. Due to Target’s disastrous Canadian expansion, over a thousand ...

  60. Free Resume Evaluation

    When I started in Marketing, I worked with an outstanding female Account Executive. It was not until she invited me to her Graduation Party that I learned her degree was from the School of Hard Knocks. I thought she was receiving an MBA, not her BA. This ...

  61. YOU and your career

    SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network is in the midst of strategy meetings with our Professional Association partners and the topic is…. YOU and your career. Iconic Laszlo Block, head of what we call Human Resources, and Google calls ‘People Operations,’ recently ...

  62. Quit and Stay

    You know we’re in a ‘Seller’s Market’ when more and more employers are making counter offers to keep employees from quitting. But what happens if you stay and the next day face your co-workers who did not get a raise, new title, or new assignment? The subhead ...

  63. Who Will Quit

    As turnover becomes a bigger worry, and bigger expense, in a tightening labor market, companies beyond Wal-Mart, and Credit Suisse are exploring, “The Algorithm That Tells The Boss Who Might Quit.” WSJ reports the median cost of turnover for most jobs is ...

  64. Watch Apple

    The last barrier to success for a woman in business has been lifted. Several renowned female journalists ecstatically announced Apple's new watch because they no longer would have to search for their phone in their handbag until it stops ringing. First Apple ...

  65. Changes

    Our weekly email has a new name, a new format making it easier to quickly scan our jobs, and a clickable list at the bottom to view similar jobs. Our "Job Blast" is now "Select Jobs" for good reason. Each week we feature jobs that are noteworthy, or reflect ...

  66. Sales Leaders

    The SelectLeaders Job Network Career Centers will soon begin a special initiative called “Sales Leaders” to attract and nurture the best and brightest sales, brokerage and leasing talent. The recent WSJ article explains “Why It’s So Hard to Fill Sales Jobs.” ...

  67. Real Estate Creep

    An excellent barometer of the general economy, real estate is becoming a barometer of social change as well. "Real Estate Creep" was first noticed with IT and Security jobs, neither being a category or sector of historical real estate. IT Project Management, ...

  68. Risk

    Angela Merkel enters a room, and it is clear, like a good mother, she will set things straight. Now America contemplates being led by a woman who embodies the experience to handle all the “bad boys” of the world. But in business, only 23 women lead companies ...

  69. As Goes January

    January was a contradiction. January had record breaking sales, but at the same time, saw the least number of jobs actually posted on the site in months. To quote Sam Zell, “I have never seen so many Wild Cards out there.” The business year didn’t start until ...

  70. Increase Your Hiring Success

    Many employers search for candidates by “Background Information,” and, while it is optional, most job seekers provide this information. By filling out the background information, candidates ensure employers can find them faster. What is interesting is employers, ...

  71. Work-Life

    Our annual industry-wide Hiring Trends Survey asked: Has your company enriched office, communal spaces, or policies to enhance your work-life experience? 78% of nearly 1,000 respondents, who run the gamut of our industry, answered, "No." With our “deal” orientation, ...

  72. Collaboration

    Are collaborative spaces and open space plans a temporary fad that will pass? David A. Singer at the Huffington Post Business Blog cites "Emerging Trends - 2015" a collaboration between the Urban Land Institute and PriceWaterhouseCoopers concluding that the ...

  73. Begin Anew

    Hope the New Year finds you in a good place, and if not, there are new opportunities posted every day. Just save your job search as a “Job Alert”, and we email you as soon as a job that matches your search criteria is posted. However, Job Alerts are one of ...

  74. Virtuous Circle

    New Year’s Eve makes one reflective, and after a decade in business, the SelectLeaders Network has watched job seekers become employers, and with 5% of our jobs paying over $200,000, employers become job seekers. A young man called to have his candidate account ...

  75. Elevate Your Career

    Even if you are not looking for a job, you can elevate your career by updating your resume at year’s end. A rich Resume trumps a Profile because you can clearly and succinctly state your accomplishments, added skillsets in 2014, and what you want your next ...

  76. Confidence

    Hiring used to ebb and flow seasonally with summer slow-downs and end of the year holiday breaks. Real Estate Hiring now mirrors the stock market and both appear to be linked directly to consumer confidence. Real Estate Hiring, like the Market, is hitting ...

  77. The Secret to Success

    The first day of my first job in New York City an industry legend told me, “The secret to success is to have your plate out when the pie is passed.” If you’re waiting for the perfect job, keep taking advantage of all the opportunities still available where ...

  78. Is the Hiring High Sustainable?

    Job opportunities in commercial real estate exceeded previous highs set in 2007, according to the “Cornell/SelectLeaders Job Barometer” Assessment of the US Job Market in Commercial Real Estate. But is the hiring high sustainable? Dr. David Funk, Director, ...

  79. Your Title

    Justin Cuthbert, NHL News Editor @theScore gave California the title "New State of Hockey" which outraged the state of Minnesota. Obviously too young to remember 1980, when our relationship with Russia was not dissimilar from today, and a bunch of kids who ...

  80. Retail Rehab

    The 2014 Q3 Cornell-SelectLeaders Job Barometer Report is now available on your SelectLeaders Job Network Resources page. This assessment of the job market in commercial real estate gave us pause as we report the retail sector again commanded the largest share ...

  81. Ebola Victims

    The unsung victims of Ebola in the U.S. have been the small business owners: the Bridal Shop where the Texas nurse spent hours as her symptoms began or the New York bowling alley where the doctor who had just returned from West Africa played hours before he ...

  82. HR Ramps Up

    One of the first casualties of the Global Financial Crisis was the decimation of HR departments. SelectLeaders would get calls from everyone from CFO’s to assistant office workers asking help posting a job on our Network. The calls always started the same ...

  83. “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”

    The Cornell/SelectLeaders Job Barometer, for the first time ever, will include an analysis of specific skillsets employers required from 2006 to today. The increases in necessary computer software expertise and the changes in Real Estate software development ...

  84. Hillary

    About a year ago, I congratulated Gail Ayers, CEO of our partner Professional Association, CREW Network, on the number of women who were retained and moved up in real estate companies during the Financial Crisis. She responded, "But not moving into the C-Suite." ...

  85. The Lost

    “The most puzzling feature of the Great Recession and its aftermath was the sharp decline in the percentage of working-age people in the labor force,” the NYT recently reported. The percentage of prime-working-age Americans, those between 25 and 54, who are ...

  86. 4th Quarter?

    When it comes to hiring trends, we keep a close eye on Corporate Real Estate and our Professional Association partner, CoreNet Global. Just think of the number of companies that have Corporate Real Estate opportunities globally. Names you usually don’t associate ...

  87. Attend the CRE Career Summit

    All undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates of real estate programs are invited to meet some of the top employers in commercial real estate on October 9th at 2:30 PM at the Convene Event Center, 32 Old Slip (in New York City's Financial District) ...

  88. New Year’s Eve

    Every year in the first week in September our Founder, Tony LoPinto, sends out an email wishing his colleagues a, “Happy New Year,” to signal the end of the summer hiring slowdown. Finally everyone is back from vacation, school is in session, events fill ...

  89. Investors Return to Real Estate

    Commercial real estate, after a very long hiatus, is once again considered to be a solid investment opportunity according to the August edition of Transwestern’s monthly “The Briefing” report. To support this news, the Dow Jones US Real Estate Index, which ...

  90. 2nd Tier Blues

    We have noted that real estate investors are increasingly adding 2nd-Tier Cities to their portfolios - the downside? Names like Nashville, Columbus, and St. Louis are now among the 10 regions with the strongest rent growth in the second quarter of this year. ...

  91. Who’s on first

    Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq reports commercial real estate investors are realizing higher yields in second-tier markets than in the more expensive first-tier markets, like New York or Los Angeles. Cap rates for property in San Francisco, for example, are ...

  92. Odds of Success

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday the U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs last month. Economists found the number "a bit disappointing" after 298,000 jobs were added in June. Real Estate employment appears not to have taken a summer vacation, but ...

  93. Previously Owned

    Last Friday’s WSJ highlighted, “New home sales fell 4.9% in the first half, a drop that could weigh on job creation in construction and reverberate throughout the broader economy.” Our industry might think otherwise. The January-May 2014 Cornell/SelectLeaders ...