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The fundamental process of every development... The field of construction specializes in all the in and outs of operations in the actual construction of the real estate and will involve in personnel management at the site. For example, the work will relate to ensuring that materials are delivered according to schedule and that all required tools are available on the work site. This leads to the administration of the construction budget while requesting any needed work order changes and make decisions as to building practices in compliance with building codes. Positions in this field can also be responsible for meeting with consultants, clients, engineers and inspectors to ensure a smooth construction process. They will be highly involved in the day-to-day activities at the construction sites during the construction phase and will work closely with project managers.

Role / Company Location Posted
Project Manager - ConstructionCIM Group Dallas, TX Feb 15, 2019
Construction ManagerRealty Income Corporation San Diego, CA Feb 11, 2019
Construction Project ManagerBrookfield Properties Burlington, VT Feb 7, 2019
Regional Purchasing AgentConfidential San Juan Capistrano, CA Feb 5, 2019
Residential Construction SuperintendentConfidential San Juan Capistrano, CA Feb 5, 2019
Director of Pre-Construction and Special ProjectsHines Houston, TX Feb 4, 2019
Construction Manager (Corporate Office)Akelius Real Estate Management New York City, NY Jan 31, 2019
Pre-Construction DirectorBrookfield Properties San Francisco, CA Jan 25, 2019
EstimatorCOA 99 Hudson, LLC. NY Jan 24, 2019
Construction Project ManagerGramercy Property/ Industrial Platform Employer LLC FORT WASHINGTON, PA Feb 7, 2019



Looking to the future

Construction managers will always be in need in the future as a fundamental aspect of real estate development or redevelopments as an essential supervisor of the everyday construction process. As construction technologies advance, it is useful for construction managers to familiarize themselves with new techniques to ensure a continual smooth construction phase. It is also good to note that new construction can be heavily dependent on the real estate market. As new supply of real estate begin to saturate, developers might halt their activities depending on the sales they can get at completion of the construction, which, depends on where the real estate cycle is at any given point in time.

 
Construction

Skills Required

  • Effective Communication
  • Organization
  • Budgeting Skills
  • Leadership and Management
  • Microsoft Project, Primavera

Professional Reading and Resources


  • "Development Magazine"
  • "CM eJournal"
  • "CM Advisor"
  • "Construction Executive"
  • "Constructor Magazine"

Industry Qualifications


  • Bachelors Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Business, Real Estate
  • Masters Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Real Estate
  • CCM: Certified Construction Manager designation from the Construction Manager Certification Institute
  • CDP: Certified Development, Design, and Construction Professional by ICSC
  • LEED AP: LEED Accredited Professional designation from the USGBC

Top Companies


  • Bechtel
  • Fluor Corporation
  • The Turner Corporation
  • CB&I LLC
  • AECOM