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The fundamental process of every development... The field of construction specializes in all the in and outs of operations in the actual construction of the real estate and will involve in personnel management at the site. For example, the work will relate to ensuring that materials are delivered according to schedule and that all required tools are available on the work site. This leads to the administration of the construction budget while requesting any needed work order changes and make decisions as to building practices in compliance with building codes. Positions in this field can also be responsible for meeting with consultants, clients, engineers and inspectors to ensure a smooth construction process. They will be highly involved in the day-to-day activities at the construction sites during the construction phase and will work closely with project managers.

Role / Company Location Posted
Senior Construction Project ManagerJonathan Rose Companies New York, NY May 10, 2018
Project ManagerChina Overseas America, Inc. new york, NY May 10, 2018
Director Of ConstructionAulder Capital Philadelphia, PA May 1, 2018
Project ManagerLocalConstruct Boise, ID Apr 20, 2018
Vice President-Retail Banking Design & Construction Program ManagerCiti New York City, NY Apr 16, 2018
Real Estate InternshipConfidential N/A Apr 12, 2018
Senior Construction ManagerMaha Developments CA Apr 9, 2018
Regional Construction ManagerAbacus Capital Group El Segundo, CA Apr 6, 2018
Senior Construction Project Manager (Renovation)Carmel Partners Plainsboro, NJ Apr 4, 2018
Assistant Vice President, ConstructionExtell Development Company New York, NY Mar 28, 2018

Looking to the future

Construction managers will always be in need in the future as a fundamental aspect of real estate development or redevelopments as an essential supervisor of the everyday construction process. As construction technologies advance, it is useful for construction managers to familiarize themselves with new techniques to ensure a continual smooth construction phase. It is also good to note that new construction can be heavily dependent on the real estate market. As new supply of real estate begin to saturate, developers might halt their activities depending on the sales they can get at completion of the construction, which, depends on where the real estate cycle is at any given point in time.


Skills Required

  • Effective Communication
  • Organization
  • Budgeting Skills
  • Leadership and Management
  • Microsoft Project, Primavera

Professional Reading and Resources

  • "Development Magazine"
  • "CM eJournal"
  • "CM Advisor"
  • "Construction Executive"
  • "Constructor Magazine"

Industry Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Business, Real Estate
  • Masters Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Real Estate
  • CCM: Certified Construction Manager designation from the Construction Manager Certification Institute
  • CDP: Certified Development, Design, and Construction Professional by ICSC
  • LEED AP: LEED Accredited Professional designation from the USGBC

Top Companies

  • Bechtel
  • Fluor Corporation
  • The Turner Corporation
  • CB&I LLC