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Aquila Commercial

Fall 2018

Position: Market Research Intern
Student: Sociology Senior 

My internship has been with Aquila Commercial, a local commercial real estate company here in Austin. My title at this company was a market research intern. Essential I was responsible for collecting inputting and verifying data and information regarding the Austin real estate market. Some of my daily task included inputting information about properties, researching upcoming real estate developments in the area, and confirming certain information about properties and buildings. I was also responsible for analyzing statistical data for our quarterly market reports. Quarterly market reports are just information and statistical information about what has occurred in the Austin Commercial real estate market. Some information in the market reports were vacancy rates, building rental rates, and availabilities. I was also responsible for writing reports and articles on certain commercial real estate topics, for instance the growth in Co-Working space. At times brokers and project managers would need information on a variety of things. Sometimes they would ask for us to collect and give them relevant information. During this internship, I worked 3 days a week totaling about 20-25 hours a week from approximately 10-5. Overall, I thought the company and its culture was great.

Fall 2016  

Position: Real Estate Intern
Student: History Senior 

This fall semester I interned at AQUILA Commercial, LLC. AQUILA is a full service commercial real estate firm located in Austin, TX. As an intern at AQUILA, I work under the marketing and market research division of the company. Under this division and working in my immediate area, is the Director of Marketing, the Senior Marketing Coordinator, the Marketing Coordinator, a Financial Analyst, the Market Research Analyst and the other intern. The other intern and I have been working on various projects throughout the semester designed to give AQUILA a better understanding of the data in front of them, and how to incorporate the data to improve AQUILA’s services. 

A typical day at AQUILA for me is to come in at 1 P.M. on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, and to come in at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning I will stop by El Arroyo on the way to work and take a picture of the sign they have out front. I’ll send it to the Marketing Coordinator before I arrive, and she will then put it in to the “AQUILA Daily Update” that they do everyday. I will then check my email to see if there are any time-sensitive projects that my boss needs me to do then move on to many revolving projects we have to do as interns. One of the revolving projects, “Deals in the News”, includes compiling information about all new leases signed, buildings purchases and buildings developed in the Austin area into a spreadsheet. Another is measuring AQUILA’s success rate on subleases and leases signed, and the other most frequent one is sending out AQUILA’s quarterly report to every recipient that requested one. 

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