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Careers for Real Estate & Construction Management Majors

What is a Real Estate & Construction Management major?

The University of Denver's program in real estate and construction management focuses on the full range of real estate, construction management, financial and management skills you need to succeed in real estate development.

The degree culminates in an experiential learning residential practicum, where students form a home-building company with other students, choose a site, bid the project, obtain permits, manage construction, market and sell the property. In the commercial practicum, students work with a corporate developer to shape innovative, high-profile projects.

Common careers for real estate and construction management majors

With a deep understanding of real estate, construction management, financial and management, many real estate and construction management majors go on to work as mortgage and equity analysts, appraisers, brokers, property managers, asset managers, tax advisers, consultants or property developers.

Common job titles held by these real estate and construction management majors include:

  • appraiser
  • asset management assistant superintendent broker
  • commercial development
  • commercial leasing and sales
  • community sales manager
  • construction estimator
  • consulting
  • counseling
  • customer service manager
  • financial analysis
  • purchasing agent
  • financing
  • real estate appraiser
  • general superintendent
  • real estate investment counselor
  • historical restoration
  • job-safety office
  • real estate lending and investing
  • rehabilitation/renovation
  • land development

Professional skills of real estate and construction management majors

In addition to the careers listed above, real estate and construction management majors are well-suited to fields that require the following skills:

  • ability to research information and compile reports
  • ability to keep an eye for detail and maintain good coordination
  • ability to sell, negotiate and persuade
  • ability to maintain good organization
  • ability to arrange and negotiate important proposals and make advantageous decisions as a result
  • ability to utilize good business and management skills
  • ability to communicate well with others, work in teams, create and present ideas and show leadership when necessary
  • ability to understand the components of financial planning
  • ability to implement analytical skills and mathematical skills

Is a real estate and construction management major right for you?

Still unsure if you should major in real estate and construction management? Schedule a session with a career counselor, attend our "Choosing a Major" workshop, and attend career events where you can network with employers that hire real estate and construction management majors and alumni who majored in program.