About CBC

Real estate is often viewed as a fragmented industry largely due to the diverse property types and complexities that surround the construction, development, and management of real estate assets. With the changing demographics, technological advances and the overall way in which people live, work and play have created enormous opportunities for real estate professionals.  One consistent theme among all stakeholders is the increased need for talent.  Job growth in the real estate industry is projected to grow exponentially, due to the aging workforce and the demand for skilled talent is at an all time high particularly in construction as new buildings come online and older buildings are being renovated.  Seventy seven percent of Real Estate and Construction firms agree that they expect their jobs to change considerably over the next three to five years as a result of digital business trends. These companies are rethinking their approach to talent, employee experience and organizational culture.

Organizations that represent all facets of real estate recognized the need to collectively identify commonalities that exist within each sector as well as share insights about the diverse opportunities that are available to those considering a career in real estate.  Careers Building Communities is a platform designed for students, educators, and other individuals to explore the industry and learn more about what it takes to obtain education and employment within each sector.

We invite you to explore these career paths and connect with our participating organizations to identify opportunities and “next steps” that lead to a rewarding career in real estate.

We’d love to hear from you about Careers Building Communities. Please reach out with your input, suggestions and questions.

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American Council of Engineering Companies

American Institute of Architects

Student Membership Status

American Resort Development Association

American Society of Interior Designers

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American Society of Landscape Architects

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Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Student Membership Status

Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate

Associated General Contractors of America

Student Membership Status

Independent Institute of Property and Facility Management Education

Building Owners and Managers Association International

CCIM Institute

Student Membership Status

Construction Financial Management Association

Commercial Real Estate Women Network

Student Membership Status

Construction Management Association of America

Student Membership Status

Construction Specifications Institute

CoreNet Global

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Counselors of Real Estate

International Council of Shopping Centers

International Interior Design Association

Student Membership Status

Institute of Real Estate Management

Student Membership Status

Mortgage Bankers Association

Student Membership Status

NAIOP: Commercial Real Estate Development Association

National Apartment Association

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

National Multifamily Housing Council

The Appraisal Institute

The REALTORS® Land Institute

The Real Estate Roundtable


Urban Land Institute Worldwide

Student Membership Status

U.S. Green Building Council