Getting into Commercial Real Estate

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Commercial real estate is a non-stop, exhilarating, evolving, dynamic industry — miss a beat and you’re left in the dust.

By definition, commercial real estate is any property owned to produce income. It includes office, industrial, retail, mixed-use, medical office, entertainment and educational facilities, but not residential housing. It also includes vacant land that will eventually be leased or developed.

Watch a short preview of a video interview that Thomas Bisacquino, NAIOP President and CEO, did with Business Degrees Online. Tom discusses how NAIOP helps shape the future of the real estate industry and shares some advice for students preparing for a career in the field. For the full video, visit



Want to hear more? Listen to our podcasts about the industry:

Introduction to the Real Estate Industry

Intro the the Real Estate Industry

Industry Careers and Definitions

Industry Careers and Definitions

An overview of the various careers in commercial real estate.

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Introduction to Developing Leaders

Intro to Developing Leaders

NAIOP’s Developing Leaders program engages industry professionals age 35 and less for networking, career development and professional growth.

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What is REAP?

What is REAP

REAP is an industry-backed, market-driven program that finds and trains career-changing minority professionals for positions in commercial real estate.

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Universities with Real Estate Programs

Connect with universities that offer undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in commercial real estate.

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