Real Estate Developer

Real Estate

About the job

Developers deal with all things related to purchasing land for residential, commercial, and industrial use. Position requirements include negotiating land purchases, achieving zoning approval, obtaining permits, and overseeing budgets and sales teams.

what you'll do

When real estate developers find a property with potential, then they must determine its ideal use. They research whether the area needs restaurants or shopping centers, or whether the area will become a shipping port needing structures for industrial use. Once real estate developers have decided to purchase land, they have to find investors and funding in order to pay for its development.


Real estate developers come from a variety of backgrounds. It is common for people with business or engineering degrees to transition into becoming developers. Many postsecondary degrees in real estate development are also available.

what you'll get paid

The average starting salary isĀ $45,990-$55,690.