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Colony NorthStar Overview

Los Angeles, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (CLNS)
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Colony NorthStar, Inc. (NYSE:CLNS) is a leading global real estate and investment management firm. The Company resulted from the January 2017 merger between Colony Capital, Inc., NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. The Company has significant ... Read more

Company Updates

  • NorthStar Realty Europe launches brand new website! Check it out here:

    NorthStar Realty Europe

    NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NYSE:NRE) is the only NYSE listed real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in prime office properties located in key European office markets within Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

  • Los Angeles Interns Tour One California Plaza

    Peter Eichler and Brittenay Banh took the Los Angeles Interns on an asset tour of One California Plaza, which CLNS acquired earlier this summer in June. Our partners at Rising helped set up the tour which their interns joined as well.

    It was a great experience and opportunity for the CLNS Interns to see a “real-life” example of a large commercial real estate asset that the firm has acquired, which they have been hearing about a lot (and it’s just down the street from the office!). They were able to view a few tenant spaces, go “behind the scenes” to see the operational areas of the building, go to the roof and hear about the overall DTLA office market.

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Colony NorthStar – Why Work For Us?

About Colony NorthStar

  • Leading global real estate and investment management firm
  • NYSE public company, ticker: CLNS
  • $56B in assets under management
  • 18 global locations
  • 500+ employees worldwide
  • 100 billion+ total capital invested
  • 26 years of results

Corporate Responsibility

Colony NorthStar’s vision is to build a sustainable future by creating economic value, preserving resources and improving the communities in which we operate. Our mission is to responsibly manage our investment activity with a strong commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance principles.

  • Environmental
    • We seek to improve operating performance by reducing energy, water use, waste and carbon emissions while lowering operating costs.
  • Social
    • We not only strive to make positive impacts for our stakeholders and employees, but also on our global communities. Colony NorthStar values the needs of those around us and is concentrated on supporting charitable programs that contribute to the overall health and well-being of those around us.
  • Governance
    • We manage and operate our business by taking all of our stakeholders’ needs and values into consideration for long-term growth and sustainability.
Benefits at ColonyNorthstar

In all of our U.S. locations at Colony NorthStar, we recognize the importance of work/life balance and take pride in rewarding our employees for their hard work and dedication.

  • In addition to 10 paid holidays, Colony NorthStar offers full-time employees vacation days immediately upon hire, as well as personal, sick, and floating days after 90 days of employment.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including Life Insurance, Business Travel and Accident Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts and Life Assistance Programs.
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision plans.
  • Colony NorthStar is focused on helping employees plan for their future, which is why all full-time employees are eligible to participate in a pre-taxed 401k plan, where they can choose from a variety of investment options with a competitive vesting schedule. Colony NorthStar will also match a percentage of pre-tax employee contributions.
  • Charitable gift matching program
  • Student loan assistance program
Careers at ColonyNorthstar

As a leading global real estate investment firm, Colony NorthStar stays on the cutting edge of new investment opportunities around the world and we recognize that our talented team is critical to this success. By joining us, you will have the unique opportunity to work with some of the most prominent real estate professionals and investors in the world. We are always looking for talented, dynamic team players to join our international teams; click here for up-to-date employment opportunities with CLNS!

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    I worked at Colony NorthStar full-time


    Great advancement opportunities for those who work hard


    You trade in a bit of work/life balance for the opportunities you are afforded - but, it's worth it if you want to move up

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Colony NorthStar Photos

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Colony NorthStar Interviews



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    Vice President Interview Process Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Colony NorthStar (New York, NY) in September 2017.


    Someone in HR emailed me to set up a preliminary call to discuss my background and skills. She called on time and was very personable and professional. She then sent my resume to a hiring manager and was very responsive and accessible during the scheduling process. I met with a panel of high level professionals and liked them very much but ultimately they decided it wasn't a fit. The HR recruiter was great as were the other interviewers.

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