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Real Estate Manager

 

Overview

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.

 

real estate manager

 

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