Real Estate Manager
Real estate managers in the agricultural industry are responsible for overseeing and supporting a company or business’s real estate strategies by managing all aspects of real estate transactions.
What responsibilities will I have?
- Organize and manage the company’s real estate portfolio through developing and following standardized processes, providing guidance on evaluating real estate strategies and negotiating the business term
- Assist with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and leasing
- Provide real estate related consultation and coordinate the processes for acquiring and developing land
- Responsible for lease administration and real estate database management
- Develop and manage relationships with third party real estate providers
- Collaborate with other corporate functions ensuring real estate processes are aligned and followed
- Facilitate the negotiation of real estate incentives and tax appeals
- Consult on construction projects pertaining to property acquisition and expansion
- Assist business in preparing and presenting operational and capital budgets for real estate related activities
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, economics or a related field is required to become a real estate manager.
To pursue a career as a Real Estate Manager:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, advanced mathematics, personal finance, and computer and business courses.
Where can I work?
Real estate managers are most often employed by medium to large-scale agricultural businesses, agricultural lending organizations.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a real estate manager will be great over the next five years.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations
- National Association of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
- National Association of Realtors
- Realtors Land Institute
- State Farm Business Associations