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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
Vice President, PreconstructionBrookfield Properties San Francisco, CA Mar 22, 2019
Senior Vice President, ConstructionBrookfield Properties San Francisco, CA Mar 22, 2019
NorCal Construction ManagerFore Property Co Los Gatos, CA, NV Mar 19, 2019
Project Manager / Owner's Representative (multi-family construction)EYA Alexandria, VA Mar 19, 2019
Construction Project ManagerEastGroup Properties Atlanta, GA Mar 18, 2019
Construction AnalystStarwood Capital Group San Francisco, CA Mar 7, 2019
Legal AdministratorFairstead New York, NY Mar 7, 2019
Construction ManagerReliant Group Management Blacksburg, VA, VA Mar 6, 2019
Assistant Director, Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department (Planning, Design and Construction Excellence) (Exempt)Miami-Dade County Miami, FL Mar 1, 2019
Tenant Coordinator - ShopCore PropertiesRevantage Corporate Services Chicago, IL Feb 20, 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.


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