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CBRE Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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Senior Real Estate Manager Interview

Senior Real Estate Manager

Interviewed at CBRE

Interview Details – First screening interview with recruiters on the phone, then in-person interviews with Associate and Senior Directors. The process is pretty straightforward. The interview is mostly a resume review with some situational questions. They may ask you to come back a few times and they are usually interviewing more than one person for a position. It may take a while before you hear back from them after they interview you.

Interview Question – What did you like the least about your last or current position?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was not much room for negotiating. This was during the downturn, where it was take it or leave it. I understand there is still little room to negotiate, as many salaries are set by the clients (for reimbursed people)


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

CBRE Brokerage Interview

CBRE Brokerage

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at CBRE in January 2013.

Interview Details – Fairly standard for industry. Questions about existing clients, prior successes and experience in industry. Met with senior management and office heads. On boarding after accepting offer fairly typical for large institution.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Position is commission based. Provides a draw so the base is negotiable, but is paid back through fees earned.


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Business Operations Analyst Interview

Business Operations Analyst

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CBRE.

Interview Details – I saw the job on Linkedin and applied through the website around 1st week of May. Here's my experience:

1. Recruiter called me the following week to discuss the position. I called and left voicemail message the same day and next (maybe left 3 vms) and decided not to call back as I do not want to the recruiter to think that I am stalking her.
2. Recruiter called me back a week after I left voicemail messages and said she would forward my resume and info to the hiring manager. The same week, I received another phone call for phone interview with the hiring manager.
3. Spoke to hiring manager via phone interview. Discuss what the position is and etc. Asked me about my previous work experiences, etc. I was asked to come in for a in-person interview.
4. During the in-person interview, I spoke to the director, the hiring manager, and a staff member. I have been asked situational questions regarding my previous work experience against the job I am applying for. All in all, I thought it went well. I was asked to come back for another round of interview.
5. After 3 days, I received the job offer with the details...

Initial interview to job offer took about 3-4 weeks (Phone Screen, Phone interview with the hiring manager, (2) in-person with staff members & hiring manager). Started a month after the job offer and completion of drug and background tests.

Interview Question – Unexpected questions: What kind of technology have you bought recently and what/why made you decide to purchase it? When you travel, do you plan it or someone else? Why?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Real Estate Manager Interview

Senior Real Estate Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at CBRE.

Interview Details – I was interviewed by two members of CBRE and the client at three different interviews. CBRE was very amenable to accommodating my schedule since there were many face to face meetings.

Interview Question – Each interview was approximately one hour. Questions were fairly easy to anticipate. I never felt like any interview was an interrogation. The interviewers were pleasant, friendly and informative.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Dallas, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CBRE in May 2014.

Interview Details – They went through an outsourcing company for a 90 day process. Then I recieved a very laid back call from what would be my direct manager. Went and completed a face-to-face with him. The was pushed up to the VP to interview and then got the job.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in the company in a few years?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Accounting Coordinator Interview

Accounting Coordinator
Bloomington, MN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CBRE in May 2013.

Interview Details – I receive a call from a recruiter and set up a phone interview with them. After a phone interview I receive another call to come in for a face to face interview.

Interview Question – what is difference between accrual accounting and cash accounting   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Managing Director Interview

Managing Director
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at CBRE in March 2010.

Interview Details – I was hired over 10 years ago so it was a lot different. They were looking for brokers who had a lot of experience in the Houston market. It was a cold calling position.

Interview Question – what is your weakest point   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – easy


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at CBRE in February 2013.

Interview Details – 5 interviews over the course of 4 months. First with manager. Second with regional manager. Third with other brokers. Fourth same as 3rd. Fifth with first manager. Mostly easy questions getting to know the individual and the individuals network. Questions for the company or manager.

Interview Question – Why do you want to be in commercial real estate   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Project Coordinator Interview

Project Coordinator

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at CBRE in February 2013.

Interview Details – I've applied several times thru CBRE's website, i've only received one call back and interview. For this specific position I was recomended by a friend. Got a phone interview, then a face to face. About 2 weeks later I received an offer letter.

Interview Question – What were my goals for the next 5 yrs and what was I already doing to achive them.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was told the base rate for the position, however that was too low. I countered and I got a higher offer.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Managing Director Interview

Managing Director

I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at CBRE.

Interview Details – One phone interview and one on site interview followed by dinner. Hiring manager put most emphasis on resume and experience. Most of the questions regarded scope of responsibilities and size of accounts.

Negotiation Details – Easy.

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