Vault Career Guide to Real Estate, Second Edition

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by Pamela Fehl, Introduction by Richard Neuman
Publication Date: 2015

Whether the economy is strong or weak, people will always need places to live, work, and shop, and there will always be a need for real estate professionals to develop and sell those properties. Working in the industry can be a cyclical game, but for those not afraid to take risks, the rewards can be great as some of the wealthiest businesspeople on the planet work in real estate.

The Vault Career Guide to Real Estate, Second Edition can help you learn more about careers in the business, from real estate brokerage to property management to real estate finance. Whether your aim is to help people find their dream home or be the next Donald Trump, this guide will help you master every step of your job search.

Vault Career Guides offer an industry insider's view of what it takes to land a job in your chosen profession. Each volume provides a comprehensive overview of the industry and expert advice and tips for uncovering job opportunities, networking, preparing your cover letter and résumé, interviewing and keeping current on industry news and trends. Interviews and case studies offer behind-the-scenes glimpses of what hiring managers look for in a candidate and how others have succeeded in landing their jobs or advancing their careers. Day in the Life profiles place you in the shoes of an established professional for one day, and an extensive glossary and resource list put all the industry knowledge you need to succeed at your fingertips.

Each Vault Career Guide includes:

  • The Scoop: Everything you need to know about what your industry does, its history, who works in it and where it's going.
  • Getting Hired: Practical information on researching potential employers, networking, interviewing and getting in the door.
  • On the Job: A look at life on the job and the industry culture.
  • Talk Like a Pro: A glossary of industry jargon and key terms.
  • Resources: Associations, organizations, websites and other resources to help you plan and advance your career.


Writer and editor Pamela Fehl has authored various books for Infobase imprints, including Career Opportunities in the Visual ArtsCareer Opportunities in PhotographyVault Career Guide to Advertising, and Vault Career Guide to Media and Entertainment, to name just a few. Pamela's book about environmental careers, Energy (from the Green Careers series, Ferguson, 2010), received Honorable Mention at the Green Book Festival in San Francisco. Pamela also provides editing and writing services to advertising agencies, corporations, business owners, and nonprofits, helping them craft content that's fresh and engaging. She has worked closely over the years with organizations such as Publicis, Ogilvy & Mather, Universal McCann, Oliver Wyman (formerly known as Mercer Delta), the Atlantic Philanthropies, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and WNYC Radio. Pamela has also edited and written for Hachette Filipacchi Media, MasterCard, Oxford University Press, and World Book Encyclopedia. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Freelancers Union.

Richard Neuman is vice president in Jones Lang LaSalle's northeast region project and development services group. Mr. Neuman has more than 25 years of experience in owner's rep, facility management, construction, and move management. Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Neuman spent eight years in corporate project management and relocation with Relocation Management Solutions and was vice president of broadcast facilities and operations at News Broadcast Network. He was also general manager at Times Square Studios, where he oversaw the facilities producing The Montel Williams Show, Nickelodeon productions, and many sports and variety shows.

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