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Senior Director
Brokerage
New Zealand

What is your favourite thing about working at CBRE?

Aside from the culture, it would be the ability to tap into the shared knowledge that only a leading world-wide company can provide. I am yet to come across a professional situation that CBRE somewhere on the globe hasn’t been across. To be able to tap into this combined knowledge gives us all a huge competitive advantage.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to work at CBRE or in your profession?

Choose an area or sub market that genuinely excites you and become the expert.  Become the “go-to person”, be the one that everyone wants to talk to about what’s going on.  A lot of this is an advice led business, I’m a leasing agent and a lot of my time is spent fielding calls or presenting to major landlords, fund managers or tenants assisting them in understanding the intricacies of the local market. Rest assured if you do a good job at that it will come back tenfold when clients choose to act and transact. 

Regional Account Director, Client Account
Global Workplace Solutions
Hong Kong

What is your favourite thing about working at CBRE?

I love working with great real estate professionals and am thrilled to get necessary support and advice whenever I need it.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work at CBRE or in your profession? 

Working at CBRE is a great opportunity to learn things from a variety of channels and professionals in the business. You need to have the willingness to learn and desire to build a career in the industry.

Take advantage of collaborating with not only with your team members, but also with colleagues from other business lines.

Director, Project Management
Global Workplace Solutions
China

What is your favourite thing about working at CBRE?

I like that CBRE is global. It feels good to know that you can always find someone somewhere in the world who can share his or her experience with the same clients or similar projects.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work at CBRE or in your profession? 

CBRE is such a diverse company with multiple business lines that provide services through the life cycle of the real estate development. Remain open minded and be collaborative, you never know what you can learn from your next project.

Senior Analyst, Consulting
Consulting
Singapore

What is your favourite thing about working at CBRE?

Having a positive work environment forms a large part of an employee’s level of satisfaction in a company. At CBRE, being able to work within a family-like network of fellow colleagues amidst a corporate setting is one of my favourite things about working here. The fun-loving colleagues and close-knit departments help to foster positive working relationships, which results in easier collaboration for various projects.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work at CBRE or in your profession?

Having a positive attitude and a keen desire to learn will be the key ingredient you will need. The organization is home to many professionals in the industry who will provide you with the skills and knowledge you hope to achieve great results during your time here.

Director, Investment Properties
Capital Markets
Japan

What is your favourite thing about working at CBRE?

I like the opportunities I have to be involved in such a well diverse and respected company and the opportunities that present when working in a global company.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work at CBRE or in your profession?

CBRE has a fantastic platform to grow and achieve your goals, but you must always remember the company values of RISE first (Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence).

Valuer, Residential Valuations
Valuations and Advisory Services
Australia

What is your favourite thing about working at CBRE?

Since I have been in the Valuation Industry CBRE have always performed above expectations and now I can understand why. Their forward thinking in a changing industry excels above its competitors and with the use of its technology and management techniques makes day to day roles easier to manage. This allows for a more streamlined approach to valuation.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work at CBRE or in your profession?

If you are looking for a good mixture of work both challenging and interesting then I recommend becoming a Property Valuer.

There are a few ways to gain entry into the industry and that is to complete a relevant University degree and then be employed as an assistant Valuer for a few years to build your practical skills. The other is to work as an assistant Valuer and complete the University degree part time. They both total the same amount of time although one obviously is more practical with more time spent in the industry.

Head of Acquisitions
Global Investors
Shanghai

What is your favourite thing about working at CBRE?

The strong support we receive from senior management. You have your  leaders to encourage and support you, and they really do appreciate what you have achieved at CBRE.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work at CBRE or in your profession?

Be proactive in helping and assisting your team, they will always return the favour. In my role, I find it helps to be patient and methodical in order to get through the whole approval process, while at the same time managing the relationship with the counter party of a transaction.

Associate Director, Human Resources
Shared Services
Japan

What is your favourite thing about working at CBRE?

CBRE offers many different services to their clients, and each business line has its unique needs, expectations, and processes. I find it very rewarding when I know I can contribute to our business lines’ success by sourcing and securing highly talented professionals in the market. I also enjoy working with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work at CBRE or in your profession?

To be open-minded and agile.  The market can change quite rapidly, and you have to be able to adapt to these changes.  It is also crucial to be a team player and collaborate not only with your team, but also with colleagues from other business lines.

Asset Manager
Asset Services
Singapore

What is your favourite thing about working at CBRE?

At CBRE we have a lot of staff development opportunities and we are encouraged to take these opportunities so we can reach our full potential. The support we receive from our colleagues is a testament to the strong company culture and team spirit that is so unique to CBRE.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work at CBRE or in your profession?

Make the most of the opportunities you have at CBRE. You will be exposed to thought leaders in the commercial real estate industry who will be able to help guide your career. Take advantage of all the development opportunities that are presented to you.

Senior Associate
Tenant Representation
Japan

Describe your current work assignment.

I am in charge of providing brokerage services to a wide range of clients in office buildings, which are located mainly in the areas of Shinjuku and Shibuya. I am currently working with 30-40 companies. An office is a base of business growth and a place to develop business for a company. As such, my role is to contribute to corporate growth by helping clients choose appropriate locations and spaces for their operations.

It has been six years since you started working in office services as a graduate. How has your career changed so far?

At first, I was in charge of smaller cases, such as relocating small offices. As time progressed, the number of clients that I found or was put in charge of increased. Furthermore, the number of repeat clients has increased for me. I am so happy to have helped clients during their initial growth stage who have then contacted me again when looking for a larger office.

Some words of advice for students?

One of the most attractive qualities of CBRE is that it offers you a lot of choices. However, it is important to continue to learn new things every day. One cannot stop learning after finishing university.

Senior Director
Brokerage
India

What is your favorite thing about working at CBRE?

CBRE has become a part of my life. As I look back over the 10 years that I have been part of CBRE, I feel that I have grown both in professional and personal space. CBRE gives me an opportunity to work on different projects – and like we always say “no two projects are alike”.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work at CBRE or in your profession?

The organization provides the right platform for potential employees. You get to work with the best in the industry on various projects (including prestigious projects). Be prepared to put in the time and effort but rest assured that you will reap the benefits.