About the NY Metro Real Estate Professional Program - Cushman & Wakefield

About the NY Metro Real Estate Professional Program

Cushman & Wakefield’s Real Estate Professional Program is an intensive, 12-month rotational program designed for students at the top U.S. universities graduating in the spring and summer of 2016.

As one of the world’s premier real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield has been delivering first-class services to a diversified global client base since 1917. We employ the most talented professionals and invest in superior resources and technologies to provide our clients with innovative advice and bottom line results. The talent of our extraordinary people and the culture and business approach we foster; coupled with the exceptional services we provide are what truly distinguishes Cushman & Wakefield from our competitors.

Cushman & Wakefield’s PREP jump-starts your career by providing you with a solid foundation of industry knowledge and real-world experience. During the 12-month rotational program, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of commercial real estate by taking on exciting projects and rotating through the following lines of business: 


Capital Markets

  • Equity, Debt, & Structured Finance
  • Corporate Finance & Investment Banking
  • Investment Sales & Acquisition


  • Commercial
  • Multi-Family
  • Retail

Valuation & Advisory

  • Commercial
  • Multi-Family
  • Specialty Practices

Corporate Occupier & Investor Services

  • Transaction Management
  • Facility Management
  • Project Management

The small size of each PREP class offers you the opportunity to personalize your rotations and receive one-on-one guidance from senior leaders within the firm. You will also get to know key professionals in the industry through our formal mentorship and peer support programs. Associates in PREP will also gain in-depth industry knowledge through workshops and speaker series. Upon your successful completion of the program, you will be invited to join the business line at Cushman & Wakefield that suits your interests and matches our needs.

Cushman & Wakefield’s PREP is looking for applicants who demonstrate excellent leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. In addition, we are looking for applicants who are highly motivated and possess integrity as well as an entrepreneurial spirit. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and have completed (at least) one professional internship. 

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. (we do not sponsor visas for the position).

Exceptional candidates will be invited for final round interviews at our headquarters in New York City. These interviews will be conducted in Fall 2015.

Candidates who are accepted into the PREP will be based in the New York/Tri-state area. Depending on which business line you are rotating through at the time, you will be based in one of the following offices:

  • New York (World Headquarters), NY
  • East Rutherford, NJ
  • Stamford, CT
  • Long Island, NY


To be considered for the PREP Class of 2017 which begins September 2016, please apply here.