CBRE Interview Questions

Updated Aug 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CBRE (Phoenix, AZ) in June 2008.

    Interview

    It was much too lengthy and cumbersome for a simple associate accountant position, you'd think they're interviewing for an executive position. They tell you what the pay is going to be up front, take it or leave it. I shouldve left it.

    Interview Questions

    • The recruiter always asks: tell me what the difference is between cash and accrual accounting, but the interviewer has no knowledge of acounting so it's pointless getting into detail.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation ability in this down market. They tell you what youre going to make and you have to accept it if you want a job in this economy.

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    Senior Accounting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tukwila, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at CBRE (Tukwila, WA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    Summary: 1. Required to submit an essay on 5 accounting standards and IFRS. The employer never reviewed it. 2. Participated in 3 interviews over the course of 2 weeks. 3. Was not hired, and no explanation provided. 4. I am fully qualified for the job and this was a huge and complete waste of my time. Stay away. 5. My observation is that they do not really understand the role from an accounting perspective and they have very poor leadership skills in general. Very evasive in the interview related to my tough questions of their leadership style and the goals and objectives that would be required of the position in the next 6 months.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions and a surprising lack of questions related to my skills relevant to the job.   1 Answer
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    Real Estate Services Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at CBRE (Pittsburgh, PA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    They advertised the position on Craigslist and I was called and prescreened a week after I submitted my resume and then was called in for a face-to-face interview. I was Interviewed at 11 Stanwix Street Pittsburgh CBRE offices. The interview started out well but took a turn for the worse. My interviewer actually told me he thought I would not be "happy" or "fulfilled" with the position because of my personal interests or because the position will not “challenge me”. Seriously how condescending is that? He did not say I was unqualified or not right for the position just that my personal life might be put in jeopardy. It had to be the most emotionally draining interview of my life. He digs for information by telling personal stories about himself then says your to vibrant for an office position. Sorry I am not a worker drone. I would have been fine with a "we feel you are not the right candidate for this position" but to say that they are worried about me is ridiculous and unprofessional. My advice to my interviewer is to stop treating candidates like mindless children and keep the interview professional. I regret not challenging him in person when he began coddling me like a infant. He actually walked me to the elevator! I should have given him some tips on how to interview a grown up woman then!

    Interview Questions

    • No questions besides where do you see yourself in the future. He stated that he would like to asked questions instead so he can a assess your personality.   1 Answer
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    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport Beach, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CBRE (Newport Beach, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Interview process was very long and detailed. First I had to speak with the human resources coordinator on the phone to go over the initial details of the job and tell about my past experience. Once I made it through that round, I had to do 2 hours of written psychological testing. After those results were analyzed, I had to take an in person Microsoft Office test and timed typing test. After THAT I interviewed with the team I would be working with. Those were all completed on separate days. CBRE is a big company and they did a great job with the screening process. The people were friendly and communicative all along the way.

    Interview Questions

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    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at CBRE in December 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process seemed simple at first, but I got a surprise when I showed up to the Interview. The manager didn't bother to interview me and sent in 2 young girls with no experience. They were snotty and asked stupid questions. They didn't even ask me about my prior experience as a former CBRE employee. I was more qualified than they were as far as education and experience but they treated me as if I was an idiot. I was not impressed with this branch of CBRE using "children" to conduct the interviews. I also got a bad vibe from the rest of the people in that office when I walked in. I wouldn't accept a job offer there if they paid me a million dollars. This was a property mgmt. office branch in Denver, CO. I left the interview in shock at the way I was treated. I hope CBRE one day realizes that they are missing out on hiring people with education, experience and great potential because they have caddy bimbos conducting interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you like a quiet office or a noisy one??? Really, this was the most stupid question!   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Only work here if you can't find anything else.

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    Graduate Commercial Property Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CBRE (London, England (UK)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    1. Online app 2. Telephone Interview 3. Face to face interview The office is in a very nice location Nice HR director Intense interview, felt like it would never end! Told to bring an item that best describes you, I brought a rubber band ball and used it to talk about resilience, connections, character etc Know the industry, relevant CBRE events and your politics

    Interview Questions

    • How is everything at _______ university?   1 Answer
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    Wheel Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at CBRE in November 2014.

    Interview

    Filled out initial online application. Received an invite to take a video-submission based interview. With this, there were 8 behavioral questions. They were a lot tougher than the other interviews I had done, more obscure. You had 30 seconds to read the question and come up with a scenario, and 2 minutes to answer the questions. Personally, I wasn't asked any questions about the company itself, but they did ask me a question about my commercial real estate experience. They included one question on ethics as well.

    Interview Questions

    • What was an ethical dilemma you have faced in the workplace? How did your supervisor react to the situation? How did your actions affect the company as a whole?   Answer Question
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    Admintration Facility Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at CBRE (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Through HR & Naukari.com , first wrriten tes would be happen than HR round after HR round OPS Manager will take interivew than send to client. After Client Selection fillay get the offer from CBRE

    Interview Questions

    • Written test is very difficult because of all collage & basic things are not remember while working   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    good

  10.  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CBRE in October 2014.

    Interview

    Great interview process, very thorough, professional and informational about the company, the management and the position responsibilities and expectations. Had the first interview with the VP and a Sales Associate, this was followed by two phone interviews with two different team members within the next couple of days, and then another in person interview with the Managing Director a week after the first interview. A few days after the last interview I was called and offered the position and unfortunately had to pass on the offer due to an unexpected situation that occurred within those few days that would require me to relocate in the next few months. I was so elated and disheartened at the same time, but everyone that I interviewed with was so understanding and appreciative that I presented them with that information as opposed to accepting the offer and leaving them shortly after.

    Interview Questions

    • Unfortunately I am filling this out months after my interview and can't remember in specific a difficult or unexpected question. Just be prepared to go over typical interview questions and make sure you have questions ready to ask them regarding the position and company as well. As much as they need to learn about you professionally you need to learn about them and the company too in order to know if this is the right fit for you.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    An unexpected situation occurred within the few days after my last interview that would require me to relocate in the next few months. I didn't want to leave the company after only a few short months.

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    Real Estate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CBRE (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Personality and Personal Questions during first interview.They ask you about what you have done, why are you interested in CBRE, strengths vs weaknesses, what do you want to do in life. They present the different programs and ask you which one you prefer and why, and ask you how would you contribute to the team. Than they ask you detailed questions of your previous experiences. Mathematical and writing test in Second interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Valuation Methods. Lease vs Franchise vs Management Contract. Market momentum. Cap Rate technical questions.   Answer Question
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