CBRE—a Fortune 500 Company—is the world's largest commercial real estate and investment services firm. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. All in service of building distinct advantages for every client.
How to Get Hired
We asked CBRE for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
The candidate has to demonstrate a work history and willingness to work in a fast-paced highly matrixed environment that requires flexibility. Individuals who are achievement-oriented and conducive to working on teams rather than as an individual contributor are also desired. Given our focus on all aspects of commercial real estate, the candidate needs to have a background in our industry or in a related field.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
A candidate can distinguish themselves from other applicants by leveraging their network to connect with someone in the company who is willing to refer them to the hiring manager and/or the recruiter. The candidate can also connect via social media tools such as LinkedIn or Facebook with a member of the Talent Acquisition team.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Since we hire over 8,000 people annually in roles across the entire spectrum of the commercial real estate industry, it is hard to pinpoint a particular positions or group of positions. One area of interest for all of our openings is the ability to locate a diverse pool of candidates. Like many companies, CBRE has a tremendous interest in hiring people from diverse backgrounds. It has been proven that diversity is an important contributor to a company’s ability to innovate and grow.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
The CBRE career site is the best place for a candidate to view our job opportunities.