I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Robert Charles Lesser & Co..
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One short interview on-campus. Straight forward questions. A few real estate focused questions.
Asked to take online quiz. VERY short amount of time for the number of questions. The questions had to do with real estate market assessment, location quotients, interpreting charts, etc.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Robert Charles Lesser & Co. in March 2013.
Interview Details – I interviewed on campus and was then invited to an interview in Orlando for a job in that office. Everything was pretty standard, and they did not comp me for the travel expenses. The interview was round robin, and one of the sessions was a sort of mini case interview -- "given this location, the client wants to know whether to build here or here," or something like that.
Interview Question – The most difficult question for me was "What do you like about real estate," since I do not have a real estate background. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Robert Charles Lesser & Co. in December 2012.
Interview Details – Had an on campus interview which was basically walking through my resume. After that they asked me to take a web assessment which wasn't too difficult. Afterwards they contacted me asking me to fly out to LA for final rounds. HR was a little sketchy (didn't let me know how to get reimbursed) but overall it was a good experience. For final rounds it was a round-robin with the senior staff in the office including the CEO. Mostly general stuff about my resume and how I would like living in LA if I came there. Interviews felt fairly rushed and sometimes they doubled up.
Interview Question – What makes you think you'd be a good fit. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Tried Negotiating, basically told me I could accept it or not. I decided I liked it better than my other offers.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Robert Charles Lesser & Co. in January 2012.
Interview Details – Initially had two phone interviews with a regional director and then a hiring partner to determine eligibility and then was asked to go to the Orlando location to have an in-person interview but travel expenses were paid out of my personal pocket. The interview had 4 other candidates at the same location at the same time and consisted of us being split up and the partners in the company, including the CEO, rotated to each of the potential candidates. Most of the interview consisted of them talking to me about the company and some questions were thrown in such as having to explain how to determine what use should go in a particular site, what value I would bring to the team, favorite extracurricular activities and such things. With rotations the interview took approximately 2 hours and was quite intense although there didn't seem to be a major focus to the interview questions and there didn't seem to be a commitment to asking questions to determine who was the best fit. It almost felt that the decision had already been made and they were going through the motions. No offer was received but I found out that apparently no offer had been made as they decided to reevaluate their hiring needs. The process was protracted, stressful and did not indicate a good culture that exists at the company.
Interview Question – Describe what steps you would take to determine what site "x" should be developed into. View Answer
Interviewed at Robert Charles Lesser & Co.
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I recently interviewed at RCLCO for a position as an Associate and accepted an offer. The interview process was very thorough as I met almost all of the DC staff after the initial application process and web quiz. I interviewed with 2 other candidates in a round robin with three rounds consisting of case questions and organizational fit questions. Talking with many of the team members I would directly be working with not only assured me that my interests matched the work of RCLCO but that I would be a good fit with the team and the work environment.
In my short time with the company, I have found that the feel of the interview with open-ended questions about industry interests and organizational fit is true to the actual culture of RCLCO. Much of the training is on-the-job, which has been very effective as every team member from the junior level to the top is willing to teach and explain small details as well as broad concepts. Every effort is made to ensure that new Associates are adjusting well and continually learning. The team at RCLCO is genuinely interested in and loves the work that they do, creating an environment that is open to challenges, collaboration, and innovation.
Interview Question – Case questions regarding general ideas and concepts in real estate. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Robert Charles Lesser & Co..
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I initially had one 30-minute interview on campus. A few fit questions (why are you interested in this job/in real estate) and some mini-case questions about real estate (why identical apartments might be priced differently, how to evaluate potential locations for an apartment building). Then I had a Skype interview with the CEO and hiring director which was entirely fit questions (some of which were pretty difficult, but in a positive way, e.g. "you've spent your entire undergrad career studying [something totally unrelated to real estate] - what should that tell us about you and why you're here?"). Then I had a final round interview in the DC office. It was an informal coffee chat with associates, followed by two three-person interview panels and a mix of resume/fit questions and one case question per interview. Everyone was very nice and I really liked the people. They seemed to really care about whether or not I would fit at the company and enjoy the work. It was also nice to see a lot of women working there.
However, communication seemed to break down between different levels of employees. To arrange all of my interviews, I was communicating with someone's secretary/personal assistant. I told her that I had a decision deadline soon after my interview, but this apparently was never communicated to the hiring manager. Consequently, I signed with another firm because RCLCO didn't give me a decision in time. When I was offered the job a couple days later (and declined because I'd already accepted an offer), the hiring manager mentioned not knowing anything about my decision deadline. Overall a positive experience, but I wish I'd had the chance to take it through to the end and actually evaluate an offer from RCLCO.
Interview Question – Final round: a company wants to open a shopping mall sometime in the summer. How would you pick which dates they should open it on so the most residents are around? What data would you look at to figure that out? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Had a decision deadline at another firm before I heard back from RCLCO.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Robert Charles Lesser & Co. in April 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interview (general), followed by online skills test and personality test, followed by Round Robin where you meet with 6 senior firm members. They are mostly concerned about "fit."
Interview Question – Mini-case study centered around data analysis and market opportunities. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Robert Charles Lesser & Co. in March 2010.
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My extracurricular organization invited this company to on-campus internship night and had conversations with the executive representatives of RCLCO. Submitted my resume and cover letter to the coordinator and got a phone interview first. An hour long interview with a senior executive - starting with a personal questions, background, major, and school; then behavioral questions in terms of classes enjoyed, difficult projects, teamwork ; then a technical questions in real estate industry and brief case on how I would approach a certain research. To be honest, this phone interview was more intense and serious than certain in-person interviews and felt one of the most difficult interviews so far. But very interesting, productive, informative, and even fun overall.
Got officially invited in and had an interview with one executive for 30 minutes -- going over behavioral/fit questions and some case questions again. Then 2 other executives came in and had another 30-40 minute long interview, mostly focusing on the fit questions. This was more relaxing than 1:1 questions and phone interview. Everyone was very intelligent, knowledgeable, and nice. Could definitely see the company's core value and smart and collegial culture.
Interview Question – Possible reasons and factors for the difference in rental prices in a same neighborhood Answer Question
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