The Real Deal New York

Who’s hiring?

NYC real estate jobs on rise, especially in private equity
By Sarah Evelyn Harvey | May 14, 2012 10:30AM

From the May issue: Good news for graduates: While there are still more applicants than job openings in New York City real estate, sources say conditions are getting better. “The hiring environment has improved substantially from the last couple of years,” said Vishaan Chakrabarti, director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University. “It’s not as strong as it could be, but there is definitely more interest out there.”

Chakrabarti said he’s seeing an uptick in the number of real estate investment, financial and private equity firms now looking to hire Columbia students. (He declined to name specific companies recruiting at the school, however.) Meanwhile, at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, 60 companies attended the institute’s recent job fair, up from 40 last spring, the school said. [more]