Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services


Summer 2017

Position: Summer Associate
Student: Economics Junior

In my time with Transwestern, I worked on a variety of projects in the various sectors of commercial real estate that the company has to offer. Each morning, I was to be arrive at our office in North Dallas around 8 AM and check all emails and see what daily tasks needed to completed prior to lunch. Typically, this may include a attending a broker luncheon with an experienced broker or helping one of the associates to start and finish some sort of excel contact list.

Once I had completed all my tasks, I was able to go to lunch. This is the part of my internship where I was able to network and meet with other people around Dallas. I was able to meet with people in my specific commercial real estate sector, the tenant advisory services, from other companies as well as different divisions to try to gain a better understanding of the each sector.

After lunch, we interns were to go “stack” buildings. Stacking buildings meant that we would walk through each floor of an office building and update which tenants were in occupying the building and which suites were vacant. This part of our internship helped the older associates to know exactly which tenants occupied which spaces and when their lease expired on their office space. Lastly, each Tuesday and Thursday, we would have a high level associate come speak and teach to use a certain real estate aspect. These included, but were not limited to class instruction about Transwestern’s Industrial, Retail, and Investment Service Lines. Other sectors of Transwestern Dallas’s office include Investments, Development, Capital Markets, and Multi-Family. Specifically, I gained skills in these classes afterwards by teaming on assignments, making “real” team presentations, and learning how to use useful real estate programs such as CoStar.

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