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CBRE Group, Inc.

Valuation Intern

June - August 2018 • Houston, TX

What I liked

Loved the environment, the work, and the field.

What I wish was different

The type of work I was given. It was a lot of sit and listen to my mentor.

Advice

Try to move around to different departments to get the best experience possible and find the department that fits you're interests and style.
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Communications, HR, finance intern

May - August 2019 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

Amazing experience got to see how a company runs their day to day business and made me realize the different types of job opportunities out there

What I wish was different

Nothing honestly

Advice

Start looking early and keep the contacts you make even if it’s not in the industry you wish to go into.
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Maintenance Assistant

May - July 2019 • Pascagoula, MS

What I liked

I loved the atmosphere and how much they emphasized safety above all else. Even as an assistant I had stop work authority on anyone I saw not working safely.

What I wish was different

Nothing really, I enjoyed coming to work everyday.

Advice

Always be safe.
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Lobby Host

June 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Great opportunity. If you have customer & team-work experience with fast food/first-jobs/part-time jobs/etc. then this will be really easy to do. For my experience, I just brought all my customer-service attitudes and learned to work with their administrative structures. All you need to learn (technically) is Outlook. The rest is covered in training, low-stress and very manageable.

What I wish was different

Nothing at the moment, I DO wish that we could officially be allowed to navigate school websites through our work computers. However, I realize that our purpose is for customer service and security, thus unapproved websites are obviously unapproved. That said, I still find time to sneak in my own "online errands" for lack of better term. That is to say, on really slow days I'm likely to be working on my own stuff just because (as far as I can tell), my computer isn't live-monitored or anything like that.

Advice

You may get bored quickly, especially if you're used to being on the go/staying busy for a whole 8 hours. Make sure you have something to work on, a book, a planner, something quiet that doesn't emit noise to occupy your time IF you have nothing else to do.
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Sales Intern

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

The networking and interconnectivity amongst my peers and the resources available

What I wish was different

The final project took up too much time and didn't allow me to learn from other aspects of the industry.

Advice

Always be connecting with people and setting up meetings
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Client Services Coordinator

October 2015 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Great company to work for.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Everyone is capable of working there
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Advisory & Transactions Intern

May - August 2019 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

Huge amount of exposure to the commercial real estate industry. I always was working on projects that brought direct value to my team.

What I wish was different

I wish I had an opportunity to go on more property tours to active listings.

Advice

No matter what internship setting you are in always dress and act professional, listen and learn as much as possible, and make an effort to shadow and network with people outside of your immediate team/superiors.
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Capital Markets Intern

June 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I love the opportunities at CBRE with over 30 different lines of business. Networking is amazing!

What I wish was different

Advice

Grind on the little things that you may not like because it shows your work ethic and you’ll be paid in trust and more opportunities.
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Marketing Analyst

July - September 2019 • Vienna, VA

What I liked

The culture, The morale, The structured work ethic, The staff weekly meetings, The openness of all team members.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Be ready to work under pressure and learn as fast as possible.
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Real Estate Accounting Intern

May - August 2019 • Bloomington, MN

What I liked

Working with other interns/getting trained by similar aged employees there.

What I wish was different

Wish there had been more work to do.

Advice

Make the most of it. Meet the other interns and ultimately, have fun with the experience.
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Summer Intern

June - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The amount of knowledge shared from industry professionals about commercial real estate, especially for someone with no background at all in the industry.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Go and talk to as many people as possible! Network, network, network!
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Advisory and Transactions Intern

June - August 2019 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

The autonomy - you work directly with a team. I liked how every intern had a different experience based on their background.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was more travel with the position. It may be hard to be client facing since clients can be based anywhere in the world.

Advice

Don't stress over the interview process. Just show true passion for real estate.
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Intern

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I really liked the work environment. Everyone was very interested in meeting the interns and getting to know us. I also liked that we had an intern project as well as work for our employers.

What I wish was different

I wish it was a longer program (8 weeks). I also wish there was more scheduled meetings/events to meet with junior brokers and brokers of other parts of the industry!

Advice

You get out what you put into it. Talk to professionals in your office while you have the chance too! You will regret it if you don't!
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Healthcare Project Management Intern

May 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I liked the fast-paced environment and large amounts of responsibility you get to tackle during my internship.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Come in ready to learn!
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I loved the ownership I had over my projects and the responsibility my boss gave me.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship would habsburg been 10 weeks instead of only 8 weeks.

Advice

Networking is key, the brokers at CBRE are more than willing to sit down and discuss their career paths.
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Brokerage Summer Intern

June - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed working with my team and learning more about the commercial real estate industry.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Office services clerk

September 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Regular check-in’s with supervisor. Added projects periodically.

What I wish was different

There was too much of a focus on how much money people made

Advice

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Project Management Intern

May - August 2018 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I enjoyed working with the project managers at CBRE. They were really friendly. The environment was incredible.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Debt & Structured Finance Intern

June - August 2017 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The debt & structured finance department at CBRE was a great experience. I learned a lot about the commercial real estate industry and particularly about how the multi-million dollar deals are accomplished. I was exposed to a variety of new operations, many of which are beneficial to have entering the job market. Some skills I learned included underwriting, balancing spreadsheets, as well as how to interact with clients and loan providers to satisfy the needs of both parties.

What I wish was different

I have no complaints about my experience at CBRE and overall enjoyed my time with my team. At CBRE, the teams are fairly isolated and rarely interact with one another, as each team is accountable for their clients and work on commissions. I wish I would have had the opportunity to interact with different departments more to gain a deeper insight into the commercial real estate industry as a whole.

Advice

The internship is intense and demanding of your time and effort. You get what you put into the experience, so come to work everyday ready to give it your all for the time that you are on the clock. Do not forget to go around and introduce yourself to the people within your department; networking is crucial within the commercial real estate world and knowing more people will serve you with a huge advantage.
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