Career Overview

Career Opportunities of a Real Estate Graduate

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Whether we are talking about employers, former students, staff or students, the Department of Real Estate speaks in terms of real results.

BSc (Real Estate) graduates are employed in both public and private sector organizations which own, develop, use or manage land and property. You could join them and be a part of the real estate business. Graduate are employed in the fields of real estate fund management (including REITs), real estate development and investment, urban planning, property valuation and corporate real estate management.

Career opportunities are also opened to real estate graduates in areas such as:


  • Appraiser / Valuer - Professionally trained to estimate the quality, worth or value of property, especially in residential or commercial real estate markets.
  • Auctioneer - Auctions property and land. A license is required for practice.


  • Developer - A land developer builds homes, offices, hotels, factories, shopping centres and sells them through the developer's own sales organization or through local real estate brokerage firms.

Real Estate Management:

  • Portfolio Manager- A portfolio manager sees to the over-all management, control and supervision of a number of investments (a portfolio) with the aim of maximizing the return and minimizing the risk.
  • Real Estate Management Consultant / Advisor - Offers professional services to the client investment, design cost, contractual agreements and all other facets of dealing in land and property, locally and overseas.

Urban Planning:

  • Planner - Plans and controls development of land, and the overall physical development of the country

Property / Facilities Management:

  • Property Manager/ Estate Manager - Preserves the value of an investment property to generate income for its owners, through finding tenants, satisfying tenants, negotiating leases, making sure rents are in line with the market, and maintaining the physical property.

Real Estate graduates also diversify into other fields

  • With the multi-disciplinary training, many Real Estate graduates have secured managerial positions in organizations in a broad range of fields, including banks, insurance companies, firms in the oil industry and manufacturing and training establishments.

Our Employers

Statutory Boards

Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS); Housing and Development Board (HDB); Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA); Central Provident Fund Board (CPF); JTC Corporation; Singapore Land Authority (SLA), Singapore Tourism Board (STB), National Parks Board (NParks), Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB) and more…

Property Developers

Ascendas-Singbridge, CapitaLand, Far East Organisation, City Developments Ltd, Frasers Centrepoint, Keppel Land International, and more…

Real Estate Consultancy and Management Firms

Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), Knight Frank, CBRE, Colliers International (Singapore), Chesterton International Property Consultants Pte Ltd, Savills Singapore, Edmund Tie & Co, Cushman & Wakefield, Lendlease and more…

Banks and Financial Institutions

DBS, OCBC, UOB, Citibank, HSBC, Maybank, UBS Warburg and more…

Fund and Asset Management Companies

Allianz, AIG, A-REIT, CapitaMall Trust Management Limited, CapitaCommercial Trust Management Limited, ING, JP Morgan, Mapletree Investments, Pacific Star Asset Management Pte Ltd, Suntec REIT, Pramerica and more…

Our Young Alumni

“My role offers a unique combination of real estate and investment banking. I am exposed to a wide variety of deals from clients with varying profiles.

This could range from developers looking for capital/co-development partners to helping a real estate fund to source investment opportunities on a global basis.”

Valene Chai, BSc (Real Estate) (Hons)
Analyst, CBRE Capital Advisors

BSc (Real Estate) programme provides the relevant knowledge to many different types of jobs. The programme has allowed me to discover my passion in the multi-faceted world of real estate, and at the same time provided me with an array of job opportunities.

Andrew Lee, BSc (Real Estate)(Hons)
Executive (Investment and Asset Management), Mapletree Investments

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