Because most real estate employers determine their summer and full-time hiring needs in the spring, April is typically the busiest month for our graduate students’ real estate job searches. In addition to changing so much about our daily lives, the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders have made traditional in-person networking and interviewing impossible. To continue educating students about various real estate careers in general and specific opportunities in particular, the Accelerating Careers in Real Estate Program at Haas and the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics partnered with BREAA (Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association), BREC (Berkeley Real Estate Club), and the MRED+D (Master of Real Estate Development + Design) Program to provide career discussions during the months of April and May 2020.
Each hour-long session focused on a particular aspect of real estate (investments, development, affordable housing, etc.) and the speakers were UC Berkeley alums working in these fields. In addition there were sessions focusing on particularly relevant themes such as the state of real estate markets in the era of coronavirus, real estate entrepreneurship and strategies for conducting a real-estate job search during a recession featuring alums from 2008, 2009, and 2010.
We hope you enjoy these informative and impactful recorded sessions. They provide not only valuable career-related content but also highlight the strength and meaning of the UC Berkeley real estate community.
JMA Ventures featuring Jan Smidek and Jamie Robertson
Mercy Housing featuring Kaylna Bohlmann and Fiona Ruddy
Kilroy Realty featuring Alexandra Stoelzle and Amanda Bates
Chris Hartung, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics
Northmarq Capital featuring Briana Harney, Tom Wight and Dennis Williams
Conducting a Real Estate Job Search During a Recession featuring Trey Clark, Zach Chan and Dave Fiore
BRIDGE Housing featuring Mitchell Crispell and Brad Wiblin
Real Estate Entrepreneurship featuring Heidi Lubin and Damir Hurdich
CBRE Featuring Sherman Chan, Leslie Fisk and Lilian Cavaleri