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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Real Estate

As a graduate of the real estate program, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in the global real estate operating environment. A degree in commerce can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Real estate scholars explore best practices in leadership, entrepreneurship, sustainability and stakeholder relations in the context of the land development and real estate industry. You’ll gain foundational business knowledge related to real estate, and develop an applied understanding of the field of real estate by learning from industry experts. You'll complete projects, formal presentations, group projects and various case studies during the course of your degree.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Specific application of these skills is dependent on the role, industry and organization’s size:

  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Critical reasoning
  • Customer Service focused
  • Entrepreneurial outlook
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Political savvy
  • Project management skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Sales skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Understanding of Economic drivers

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Broker
  • Community Manager
  • Director, Leasing
  • Manager – Real Estate (Government)
  • Manager Real Estate Development
  • Mortgage Specialist/Advisor
  • Operations Manager (Property Management Company)
  • Portfolio Investment Analyst
  • Property Management
  • Project
  • Residential Appraiser
  • Residential Manager
  • Real Estate Analyst
  • Specialty Leasing Manager

Potential Industries

  • Commercial Banking
  • Consumer Lending Companies
  • Development Companies
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPCs)
  • Food & Beverage Franchises
  • Home Builders
  • Investment Firms
  • Law firms
  • Property Management (Commercial/Residential)
  • Real Estate

Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

Featured Books

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Haskayne School of Business
Scurfield Hall, 351
T: 403.220.6593

Haskayne Career Centre
Scurfield Hall, 350
T: 403.220.6743

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020