We just heard that the unemployment rate is now the lowest it’s been in many years. More jobs are being created and more are now available, but how does the national jobless report affect commercial real estate professionals?
- Are more jobs available and at what salary?
- Are these the jobs that you want?
- Do your skills and experience fit the jobs that are available?
- What jobs will be available in the future and will you need to learn new skills?
- Has the recession caused a “brain drain” in commercial real estate?
Principal at Poline Associates
Bob has been active in the shopping center industry as an executive search consultant since 1979. In his 33 years of experience, Bob has worked on Shopping Center placements in all sectors of the industry and he has developed a reputation for knowing the important players in both US and Global markets. Bob’s academic preparation includes a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Denver. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UCLA with a specialization in Personnel Administration.
Principal at RETS Associates
Kent is the co-founder of RETS Associates, a recruiting firm specializing in the commercial real estate industry, and has 20 years of recruiting and real estate experience. RETS matches candidates with positions in direct hire, temporary staffing and temp-to-perm positions, primarily in the western U.S. In 2012, RETS handled 363 job orders on behalf of clients, from junior to executive levels and encompassing nearly all functional areas within the CRE industry. Prior to founding RETS, Kent worked for CB Richard Ellis from 1993-2001, serving as a Managing Director for Strategic Accounts and worked with several national pension fund advisor clients. Kent holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is involved with a variety of industry associations, including the Urban Land Institute (ULI), BOMA, IREM and NAIOP.