Real Estate Developers

Real estate developers envision, organize, and execute construction or renovation projects for commercial or private use. This process involves negotiations with property owners, real estate agents, investors, lending institutions such as banks and insurance companies, architects, lawyers, general contractors, government officials, and other interested parties. Developers may work independently as consultants or in partnership with other professionals involved in real estate development.

Quick Facts
Duties Develop land for residential or commercial use; negotiate with property owners, real estate agents, investors, and lending institutions; oversee finance and project planning; hire and manage contractors and other workers
Alternate Title(s) Real Estate Entrepreneurs
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) The best opportunities are available in urban areas, although jobs can be found throughout the country
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Experience as an assistant highly recommended
  • Building/Trades
  • Business Management
  • Financial
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Developer of Large Properties
  • Developer
  • Developer Trainee or Assistant

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