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CBRE GWS MBA Summer Associate Program

As an MBA graduate, your ability to think analytically and strategically will bolster your professional performance.

Overview

Discover CBRE. We are the perfect place for MBAs with an interest in real estate, consulting, and business analytics to grow and excel. The MBA Summer Associate Program is a full-time, paid program that provides MBA and MS in Real Estate students with an in-depth introduction to CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business and the diverse range of global career opportunities available therein.

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In addition to contributing to the work of the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, summer associates also gain experience advising clients that are leaders in the fields of technology, financial services, retail, and more. Summer associates are placed on account teams that benefit from their skill sets and interests. They receive support and guidance throughout the summer from a structured summer program that offers them a wide variety of projects, networking and executive exposure opportunities. 

Examples of placement areas include:

  • Account Management & Operations
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Real Estate Transaction Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Development & Marketing

 

 

Responsibilities

Summer Associate placement and specific responsibilities will be based on an individual’s area of concentration, strengths, interests, and the GWS business need. Responsibilities below are examples and will vary according to role:

  • Work with account leadership to understand account operations, scopes of service, and financial requirements within an integrated service delivery model
  • Gain exposure to multiple areas of the core business and brainstorm ways to help improve best practice sharing and lessons learned socialization
  • Develop recommendations for greater financial/operational controls and standard reporting routines to improve the quality and consistency of services performed
  • Analyze and develop metro plans for real estate portfolio optimization and increased flexibility based on market and facility conditions
  • Analyze the productivity of key service areas and look for opportunities for simplification and cost savings
  • External and internal assessments of the business environment, competitors, customers, market trends and the implications to the particular area of responsibility
  • Leadership training and development


"The learning experience that the GWS MBA Summer Associate Program afforded me is unparalleled to any other summer internship I've had in the past. Through interactions with leadership, on both the client's side and CBRE's, and meaningfully utilized work product, I feel as if I have gained a level of real world knowledge and experience that will surely accompany me after I leave graduate school. "
Will Shelly, MBA Class 2018



Qualifications

  • Full-time MBA student at an accredited institution between first and second year
  • Past experience in commercial real estate, and/or interest in real estate and desire to be exposed to multiple facets of the business
  • Ability to interpret business financial documents
  • Strong written and verbal communication (including presentation) skills
  • Strong leadership and teaming skills
  • Ability to gather, analyze, interpret and summarize data; advanced Excel skills preferred
  • Willingness to “roll up sleeves”, get up to speed quickly and analyze data to develop actionable insights



How to Apply

To be considered for a position with CBRE, please apply online.  

Search for “GWS Summer Associate” or “30136”. Sign in with your existing username and password or click “Go to Profile” to create one. Once you are logged in you can either apply for specific jobs or submit your general application using the link at the bottom of the page.  Please include geographic or account preference in your succinct cover letter

Note: 
Relocation not offered

 

 

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans



Contact



Val Kerin

Global People Project Lead
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GWS MBA Summer Associate Program

Building Advantage for Young Leaders

As an MBA graduate, your ability to think analytically and strategically will bolster your professional performance. And your natural leadership skills will take you far in any role within our company.
 
Discover CBRE. We’re the perfect place for MBA graduates to grow and excel professionally. You’ll feel challenged. Invigorated. And motivated to achieve results like never before.
 
Summer Associate placement and specific responsibilities will be based on an individual’s area of concentration, strengths, interests, and the GWS business need. Responsibilities below are examples and will vary according to role:

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