CBRE Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
123 Interview Reviews

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    Assistant Real Estate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at CBRE.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was fairly detailed. First meeting was with the director, for the region. Second interview was with immediate supervising manager. Both interviews were well conducted, and I felt well received. Atmosphere in the office was very professional and the receiving staff was courteous. Each interview was about 35 minutes long. The questions in both interviews were very standard. I had to explain difficult situations and how I resolved them, my knowledge of computer systems and my proficiency with certain programs. After the job was offered, I was put through a rigorous background check, including criminal, financial, consumer.

    Interview Questions
    • A standard question in both interview was "describe a difficult situation, where you had limited time to resolve it, and how you resolved it; including the satisfaction of everyone involved." This is a very tailored question, so it is something that is worth your time to figure out, prior to the interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Real Estate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
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    CBRE Brokerage Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Position is commission based. Provides a draw so the base is negotiable, but is paid back through fees earned.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Real Estate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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
  7.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in the company in a few years?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Accounting Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bloomington, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • what is difference between accrual accounting and cash accounting   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Managing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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