There are a variety of careers available in the Real Estate field. They range from a focus on sales to highly analytical. One thing that makes this a special asset class. This can be a fairly inefficient market. For an investor who studies this market and understands it well, there are opportunities to outperform. But since it is often times a leveraged investment, getting it wrong get magnified.
The list of opportunities include
Brokerage - Residential or Commercial - Representing the side of a real estate transaction
Appraisal - Providing an independent estimate of a property's valuation
Property Management - The leasing and oversight of commercial and multifamily properties.
Development - Investing in a new real estate project
Equity Investment - private or public(REIT) - Private ownership is often found with large institutional real estate investors as a portion of their portfolio. REITS - Real Estate Investment Trusts - are an investment vehicle that looks like a stock, but is composed of a series of real estate properties.
Financing - Private and CMBS - The process of loaning money to owners of real estate properties.
Depending on your skills and interests, you are apt to find a category that fits you.
All Finance Majors must take three Finance Electives. The best options for this career path are: