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Three steps to becoming a leader in commercial real estate

Posted Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

DNA of a Commercial Real Estate Leader There are many different opportunities for the ambitious property professional, but which of the many possible career paths is most likely to lead to senior leadership? Find out what the Hays DNA of a Commercial Real Estate report has to say.

In commercial real estate, variation early in a career is an advantage and junior workers should seek opportunities to learn about a wide range of specialty areas.

Commercial real estate is a people-centric industry, with numerous VPs stressing the importance of interpersonal skills. Relationship building is crucial beyond on-the-job requirements, with most respondents rating networking as one of the most important aspects to career progression. In many ways commercial real estate is still a small industry in that reputations can precede you. Make sure you have the connections needed within your organization and beyond to access new opportunities for growth.

I would like to personally thank all the commercial real estate leaders who contributed to this report. I think those in the industry will find it a valuable tool for personal career planning, professional development and organizational team building. 

Learn more about the the Hays DNA series, the DNA of a Commercial Real Estate Leader report, or request your copy now.


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