Real estate is more than just selling homes.

From engineering, design, architecture and lending to property management, development, investment and construction, the real estate industry has a career for you!

Explore the diverse opportunities in real estate

Real estate is more than just selling homes.

From engineering, design, architecture and lending to property management, development, investment and construction, the real estate industry has a career for you!

Explore the diverse opportunities in real estate

How you can help create the communities of the world?

In 2 minutes, identify your real estate career potential and more.

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How you can help create the communities of the world?

In 2 minutes, identify your real estate career potential and more.

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Real estate is a huge part of your life.

Are you ready to shape the communities of the world?

The places where we live, work, play and thrive are created by smart, imaginative and hard-working people. Explore the world’s most diverse industry—from architecture and interior design to construction, engineering, management and finance.

Construction Apprenticeships
Byron "Elvis" Claiborne heard about ABC SoCal electrical apprenticeship program while at the California State Prison. He has graduated from the program and is now working as a foreman.
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ABC Announces Its 2022 Young Professional of the Year
Associated Builders and Contractors today announced Luke Perry, vice president at Perry Contracting, Cincinnati, received ABC’s 2022 Young Professional of the Year Award. Perry was honored at ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio on March 15.
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Construction Industry Faces Workforce Shortage of 650,000 in 2022
The construction industry will need to attract nearly 650,000 additional workers on top of the normal pace of hiring in 2022 to meet the demand for labor, according to a model developed by Associated Builders and Contractors.
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Meet Samantha Brummell
Meet Samantha Brummell of Thornton Tomasetti, a 2021 ACEC Young Professional of the Year, making her mark in the engineering industry.
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4 Ways Technology Can Keep Onsite Staff Happier During the Great Resignation
An increase in resignations has created new challenges for rental housing professionals, but there are technologies available that can help alleviate the added burden of doing more with less.
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Entry Ways into Real Estate
It might seem daunting to get started in a property or real estate management career. But, the profession has many in-roads to get a foot in the door. Interested in getting involved, but not sure where to start?
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Raise Your Hand
"Do you want to advance in your career? Raise your hand. Raise it to volunteer. Raise it to take on a new assignment. Be open to the opportunities that come your way and let the experience take you to a broader understanding of your business and the people in it." Property manager Mayra Ramirez shares her professional journey in a new IREM Blog.
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What it Takes to Become an Architect
October is #WorldArchitectureMonth! Learn about what it takes to become an architect here.
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Landscape Architecture: A STEM Profession
Did you know that landscape architecture is a STEM profession? Landscape architects, as stewards of the natural and built environment, routinely apply STEM in the planning and design of sites where millions of people live, work, and play.
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ABC’s 2021 Young Professional of the Year award
ABC's Young Professional of the Year award recognizes an individual under the age of 40 who is dedicated to the merit shop and is a natural leader and top performer in his or her field. Learn more about this year's winner, Jim Ellis.
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10 Things to Boost Your Apartment Industry Career
Career development is a lifelong process, but there are steps that you can take today to advance toward your professional goals.
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IREM Student of the Year
Meet Anna Gronholm, the 2021 #IREM Student of the Year. A senior at the University of Georgia, Anna is pursuing a double major in housing management and policy along with business management, and a certificate in legal studies.
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Why Choose A Career in Real Estate?

Why do people choose to go into real estate? The reasons are numerous. To some people its appeal lies in the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurship that it offers. To others, the idea of building something and the durability of buildings are important.

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Why Choose A Career in Real Estate?

Why do people choose to go into real estate? The reasons are numerous. To some people its appeal lies in the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurship that it offers. To others, the idea of building something and the durability of buildings are important.

Learn More

Take the Next Step in Your Career

High School Student

Are you in high school and starting to think about your next steps? Should you apply to 4-year universities? Technical schools? Learn more about what it takes to obtain education and employment within each sector of this vibrant industry.

For high school students >

College Student

What classes should you take in school? What internship opportunities are available to you? What about apprenticeships? Learn more about what it takes to take the next step toward a career in real estate.

For college students >

Career Changers

How can you take your career in real estate to the next level? Are you looking for certificate or accreditation programs? Looking for a new job in real estate? Explore our resources for real estate professionals.

For professionals >

Career Spotlights

Jasmyn Sylvester, ACoM

“Many in the industry would say you’d have to possess a little bit of crazy to be in the field of property management. I can attest to that statement.”

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Jessica Tripp

“I am so thankful for the fateful day when I spoke with my student advisor at the University of Georgia that explained all of the immense opportunities the property management industry had for me.”

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Rob Rojas

“My introduction into the real estate industry was through a passionate college professor, helping me to get an internship in residential property management, more specifically apartment communities.”

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Shannon Crane

“I never expected that my first job as a Leasing Agent would turn into such a challenging and rewarding career! ”

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Attention Educators & Career Counselors!

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