CONGRATULATIONS! YOU GOT AN INTERVIEW! NOW WHAT? YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION: YOU'RE CONFIDENT, KNOWLEDGEABLE, AND JIVE WELL WITH THE FIRM!

 

General Questions

  • Walk me through your resume.

  • Why did you decide to go back to school (for grad students)?

  • Do you like working in teams?

  • How did you hear about our firm?

  • What is your favorite project of ours?

  • Who else are you interviewing with?

  • What are your salary expectations?


Real Estate Questions

  • Why did you decide to pursue a MDes, MSRED, MAUD, MArch instead of a MBA?

  • Why are you interested in real estate?

  • Case: Why would two identically-designed buildings on the same block be valued differently?

  • How would you appraise a building's value?

  • Walk me through the entitlement process.

  • Walk me through the development process.

  • Identify different investors - how are they different? Why?

  • Why do you want to invest in [City Name] right now?

  • How do you determine a site's highest and best use?


"Do you have any
questions for us?"

  • How do you organize the ____ department? By region? By partner? By product type?

  • Is the internship program a formal program? Will I be with other summer associates?