Career Path: Real Estate Development

“I have learned to evaluate every opportunity offered to me to figure out which one could help me learn and grow the most.” - Thomas Shanabruch’00


Real Estate Developers envision, organize, and execute construction or renovation projects for commercial or private use. Their duties include 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.

Facts & Figures

Figures taken from GlassDoor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Number of Jobs in 2020: 518,800
  • Job outlook: 4% (2020-2030)
  • Starting salary: $84,417/yr
  • Mid-career salary: $128,770/yr
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Soft Skills

  • Communication and Active-listening skills 
  • Effective Negotiation
  • Creative and Flexible

How to Get Started

  1. Talk with your advisor and Economics & Business faculty:
  2. Connect with Beloit Alumni in real estate development careers.
  3. Visit Career Works.

Alumni Stories

Farhan Tahir ’19

Going the extra mile to expand family business

A go-getter by nature, Farhan Tarhin’19 will go the extra mile to achieve his goal of exploring new things and bringing value to the community.


Real Estate: The Chosen Path

Thomas Shanabruch’00 shared about his career path to become the Vice President of Investments for CRG, a real estate firm located in Chicago. 


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