NAI NorCal - Commercial Real Estate - DoD Skillbridge Internship

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Are you interested in the commercial real estate industry? Would you like to learn more about brokerage, development, and investment? Recognized as a "Top 25" Brokerage Firm by the Business Times, NAI Northern California provides comprehensive brokerage services, such as Apartment Building Sales, Industrial and Office Sales & Leasing and Property Management to help our clients strategically optimize their real estate assets.

As an intern you will have an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands on experience in a fast paced real estate brokerage firm. Full-time placement upon completion of program is available.

We are on the leading technological edge of the industry, and have numerous competitive advantages including local and national relationships. We pride ourselves on our track record, culture, and growth. We deliver the best and expect the most of our talented and motivated professionals and staff. Our superior technology, global platform and local and national relationships, add to our competitive advantage.

This is a full-time opportunity to comply with DOD Skillbridge Internship qualifications.

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These roles are unique opportunities for Active Duty US Armed Forces members with authorization to participate in the DoD Skillbridge program as directed by their respective command. NAI NorCal is a DoD Skillbridge authorized participant. This internship would allow the qualified candidate to participate in a learning program designed around training into a potential full-time role similar to the one in the description listed below. 

To help us keep pace with our rapid growth, we're looking for Commercial Real Estate Interns to join our team! So if that's you - we want to hear from you.

Are you?
DISCIPLINED – dedicated to following rigorous schedules where time management is key.
RESILIENT – respond from set-backs. They take failures & learn from experience.
MOTIVATOR – bring an infectious energy and ‘can do’ attitude in order to overcome challenges.
ADAPTABLE – adjust your focus to ensure your skills help the team in the best possible way.
COMMUNICATOR – effectively interact with others to work together better, forming a stronger overall team.
TEAM PLAYER – know the value of team work and can get the best from others in challenging times.
LEADER – understand what it takes to be a leader and help others achieve their goals.
COMPOSED – deliver under pressure, due to working in high-pressure environments on a daily basis.

NAI Northern California has created an innovative culture, and we pride ourselves on having disrupted traditional brokerage organizations. We foster the success of our newer Investment Advisors with a structured training program, mentorship, and coaching. Advisors love it here for that very reason - our collaboration, transparency, and tech stack are simply without parallel.

How Do We Help You?
Collaboration: We take this seriously. We believe that the scarcity mentality and sales do not mix. We also believe that competition can inspire us to do great things, but collaborating with others elevates everyone. Therefore management trains interns to realize their highest potential quickly.
Platform: We've implemented a world-class CRM, so all outreach is transparent. We have great events that bring everyone together for fun, community involvement and celebration of our mad sales skills. There are leads in the system ready to go - so no need to build your own database.
Support:  We spend time and money to support our agents at NAI. We know this is what's necessary to get everyone successful. There are no added costs to work here and we do not nickel and dime our partners. We hire staff to assist in seeking more leads for calls, in marketing listings, and in helping complete the escrow/contract process.


    • Love the thrill of winning because 2nd isn't an option
    • Enjoy building networks of people
    • Are happiest around high-energy, motivated people
    • Regularly achieve the goals you set for yourself
    • You find ways to make things happen and your friends describe you as resourceful
    • Customer Service Focused
    • Organizational skills 
    • Time Management skills 
    • Communication Proficiency (oral and written) 
    • Multi-Tasker
    • High school diploma/GED equivalent; Bachelor's Degree preferred Additional Eligibility Qualifications 
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 
    • Demonstrates initiative and reflects a sense of urgency in daily duties by meeting or improving upon deadlines
    • Are willing to obtain a CA Real Estate Salesperson (or broker) license
    • Are approaching your last 6 months to a year in the military

    • Other Duties 
    • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 
We are not for everybody:

It takes a unique person to be an NAI Advisor. Success is reserved for those who deserve it. This is sales! You are going to lose sometimes, so you are resilient and bounce back from failures easily. You are paid based on your own performance, so you have to kick your own butt. The idea of breaking out of your comfort zone and trying new things is enticing to you.

Ours is a competitive, fast paced business that demands continuous learning and personal development. It’s not always easy but it is highly rewarding when you are able to create strategies that help our clients meet their investment goals faster than they ever thought possible.

We are highly driven, yet see the value of working collaboratively. Our leadership has coached teams at the highest levels of business and eagerly share their knowledge and expertise with our team members. We are fueled by a competitive spirit to achieve results and provide our clients with the best investment solutions. We learn from our success and dissect every failure to find ways that make our clients and ourselves better.

A Little More About Us:

NAI Northern California is a technology-enabled commercial real estate brokerage with offices located in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. Our aggressive growth strategy has continued to bear fruit as we are one of the fastest growing commercial brokerages in the Bay Area in terms of both revenue and headcount. We have ambitious plans to expand, and we are increasing our talent pool dramatically!

NAI Northern California is the local representation of NAI Global - the largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Network in the world with 400+ offices worldwide and over 7,000 professionals. NAI is a global “Top 5” Commercial Real Estate Company dedicated to having the most successful, productive, and happy teams in the industry.

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