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Master's Degree in Real Estate Sample Statement of Purpose, Focus on Construction

I first visited XXXX University when I was 8 or 9 years old.  My uncle graduated from XXXX with a Masters in Economics and took me on a tour of campus when we visited DC.  The architecture, history, and sheer energy of XXXX has long been with me. But, this is only one of the reasons why XU is my first choice for graduate school in Real Estate in preparation for a long and highly productive career in Construction Management. I feel strongly that I am the best fit for XU given my extremely high level of motivation, dedication to my field, and the fact that your program is one of the most rigorous and prestigious in the nation. I seek more advanced knowledge of real estate fundamentals, law, finance, markets, accounting, and construction management.  I want to learn more about the gambit of ethical and legal issues faced in the corporate real estate world. The complexities of corporate real estate have always intrigued me and inspired me to learn more.  After earning a Master’s at XXXX, I will probably stay in the Chicagoland area until my youngest has gone off to college.  Then, I hope to work overseas for a global company.

I have extensive experience at construction and facilities management and design and I have also been exposed to the legal aspects of real estate in both my professional career and as a volunteer. In your MPS Real Estate Program, I look forward to studying and learning from world-class professionals in my field and from all over the world. I feel strongly that this is the right time for me to go to graduate school since even before I was recently laid off due to downsizing I felt stagnant in my position with the company and have been preparing a return to graduate school for the past two years. A 47-year-old single parent, I want to be an exceptional role model for my children and lead by example in giving one’s all. I have the experience, the drive, and the finely-honed skills that will enable me to excel as a Masters student.  As an undergraduate, I attended two colleges and juggled 4-part-time jobs all at the same time, paying for my own education.  A lifelong learner, I believe in investing in myself whether it is through education, volunteering or being onboard with company culture initiatives.

As a facilities space planner for a large corporation, cost-effective design has long been my top priority.  This experience will help me to excel in your MPS RE Program at XU. I am hungry to build new relationships and advance my professional networks through contact with professors, my classmates, some of whom will turn into future colleagues, new connections with the leaders in real estate of tomorrow. Georgetown is perfect for me because of the extensive focus given to construction management as an integral part of your real estate program along with your stellar treatment of sustainability and the impact of globalization on real estate markets.

What I most enjoy is helping corporations manage construction, particularly in terms of managing space efficiently.  I do it well.  This is where I hope to make my professional mark in life and with the help of Georgetown, become a master at acquiring and disposing of space as well as managing it. In my professional position I have been privy to sensitive information and signed many non-disclosures statements. I have learned that privacy is extremely important, keeping the information confidential, and this is particularly true when it comes to closing down or relocating a business location. This situation has given rise to my most troubling ethical dilemmas because I wish that associates and employees could be given more notice before a location is closed.  However, on the business side, I realize the difficulties that could occur if this information is disclosed too early. I have also had to wrestle with thorny ethical issues in my volunteer work.

Perhaps because of the fact that I am a Latina originally from Bolivia and a native speaker of Spanish, I feel compelled to help more recent arrivals to the USA with their legal issues, giving something back to my people. So, I regularly volunteer in a legal aid clinic where I am the go-between with the attorney and his clients.  I interpret from English to Spanish in legal matters such as family law, real estate law, and corporate law.  I am privy to a lot of private information, and it is my job not to disclose and to keep client-attorney confidentiality by keeping the client’s personal information private, which I always do. Over the years I have learned that it requires rigid adherence to professional ethics, integrity, and strong boundaries to protect both owner and client information. 

As a survivor of officer-involved domestic violence (OIDV), I would take special delight in the future in constructing multifamily residential environments designed for survivors and their children.  I know firsthand that, legal, educational, and financial empowerment along with counseling are the stepping stones to surviving domestic abuse situations. My goal is to provide safety for OIDV survivors and their children in an area that is often neglected.  Shelter!  I dream of developing housing for these survivors, too long ignored. Having beautiful children ages 9 and 15 who are also survivors of OIDV and growing up in a single-parent household, I have always tried to compensate by teaching my children that learning is a lifestyle.  My background and life experiences energize me to continue learning for the balance of my life about construction management. Graduating from Columbia College with a Bachelors in Fine Art and a focus on Interior Architecture, I learned early on the value of hard work and perseverance. 

I mentor up to 5 women providing motivation and emotional support to single mothers, survivors of domestic violence, and those seeking employment. Listening, mentoring, and motivating 2 survivors of domestic violence with individual needs, conveying positive feedback to enrich their lives. I have great listening skills as I mentor and motivate women survivors of domestic violence and women seeking employment, often resulting in positive transformations.

I have also distinguished myself as a volunteer in Odessa & Kiev, Ukraine, making multiple trips, the second one for 7 weeks caring for orphans housed in orphanages, bringing medical supplies, especially nebulizers for children with asthma. This was personal since my kids and I have asthma, I wanted to make sure that other children who needed a nebulizer had one as well. Plus, I personally brought the kids winter hats, comic books for boys, and headbands for girls.  Headbands for the girls was special in my eyes since their hair was always shaved to prevent lice I wanted a way for them to still look and feel like a girl.

Very recently, I was laid off from my previous employer Sears Holdings Corporation in a mass layoff.  There have been several mass layoffs over the last few years due to Sears no longer being relevant to the millennial market.  Therefore, I have taken this as an excellent opportunity to invest in myself, my education, and my advancement in the corporate real estate world.  I am confident I will do well at in the part-time online program, XXXX University School of Continuing Studies Master’s Professional Real Estate, as I seek a stronger professional network and foundation while adding to my current corporate real estate successes.  My curiosity to advance my education stems from being a facilities project manager who sat next to the COO; who has since retired.  There, I had many opportunities to listen and learn more about corporate real estate.  Listening and learning helped me to confirm my love for this career path. In search of an opportunity to continue my education, to enhance my capacity, I see XXXX University School of Continuing Studies as my path to reaching my stars. 

I am convinced that I will be able to distinguish myself at XXXX in design and construction project management which is what I most enjoy within the corporate real estate asset management sector.  My goal is to become a Construction Management professional and to also learn everything that I can about acquiring, and disposing of the space.  At some point, I also hope to rise to the level of Managing Director in a Corporate Real Estate environment.  I have always dreamt of living in Washington DC and someday going to XXXX University.  Even though now I am applying to the online program, I look forward to attending a few classes in DC and even going abroad for the one class that focuses on Germany: “Exploring Opportunities in Europe.” I see myself up to this point as a “sandwich generation” caring for my aged parents as well as my children. Now, however, my circumstances are such that I am able to devote myself to real estate full time, eating, sleeping, and breathing my studies so as to forge ahead in new directions and advance as never before as a full-fledged professional.

I thank you for considering my application to Real Estate at XXXX.

I want to help you get accepted to a certificate or Masters Program in Real Estate Development.

I usually draft several Personal Statements of Purpose for advanced professional study in Real Estate each month and it is something that I have come to greatly enjoy. Real Estate is always especially exciting in an era of highly volatile markets where real it often serves as the major motor of development and economic recovery. I especially enjoy doing research on your behalf into real estate markets in your part of the world.

Real estate sales training has evolved from a rarely offered luxury to a necessity that new sales associates have grown to expect and the complexities of today’s market require. I have helped many applicants to MBA programs with a real estate focus, as well as drafting Personal Statements for Certificate Programs.

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Sample 1st 2 Paragraphs for the BSc. Degree in Real Estate, Indian Applicant

My central long term goal is to provide cost-effective housing where luxury meets affordability in my native India. My dream project would be the development of a mega integrated residential township with sustainable construction that is one with its environment. I want to learn how to build and market model communities that are distinguished for being healthy places to live as well as beautiful, futuristic initiatives powered by clean energy. I see your distinguished real estate program at XXXX University to be a leader in our field and I have the highest admiration for your curriculum. I seek the kind of rigorous immersion that you provide in the multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted world of real estate.

The strongest part of my application is my extensive experience in real estate in my native India, Bangalore. Now 41, I have been active in real estate for almost 20 years. From 2007 through 2010, I designed, built, and sold my own 10.5 acre villa project comprised of 70 exclusive villas ranging from 1500-2200 square feet. I was the first to introduce custom built Kerala style villas at affordable pricing in Bangalore. I am pleased to report that these villas are also now worth approximately 300% of the sale price in 2007. 

Statements of Excellence in Real Estate

When writing your personal statement for a certificate or Masters Degree program in real estate, therefore, one good strategy is not to focus so much on your life story but, rather, to discuss what it is that you are very excited about learning, concrete, specific skills that will enable you to excel as a real estate professional.

It is very important that you review the style and presentation of your material before submitting it. Seeking the assistance of a professional writer is often a very good idea, especially if English is your second or third language. I would be happy to draft the first paragraph free of charge so that I have the opportunity to demonstrate to you how I can help in this regard. You will only need to pay for my services if you are very impressed with the first paragraph and decide to commission me to draft the entire statement.

I will provide you with a highly eloquent Statement that portrays you as someone with enormous potential to contribute to the advance of the real estate profession over the long term. After you fill out my Online Interview Form, I will ask you some specific questions by email if I need any further information. Please also send your resume/CV and or rough draft if you have one.

The Humanitarian Side of Real Estate

Realtors have been giving back to their communities for decades. However, a new company is working with agents to provide a different kind of service: building homes for people in need.

The company, Giveback Homes, aims to turn the real estate community into a humanitarian community by allowing realtors to donate part of their commission toward building homes for those who cannot afford them.

“By creating a trusted network of real estate agents, mortgage brokers and interior designers who want to do good, we can build homes for families in need while giving our members an inspiring way to stand out in a competitive industry,” says Giveback Homes founder Blake Andrews. He began his humanitarian work with TOMS shoes.

Many years ago, Andrews approached Blake Mycoskie, a friend and the founder of TOMS, and asked if he could work at TOMS to learn about social entrepreneurship.

Mycoskie agreed. Andrews spent 3 years working for TOMS, and during that time, he went on a Global Village trip to Nicaragua, where he saw the impact a pair of shoes had on a child’s life and thought, “what would happen if you give them a home?”

“What initially started as my first trip became my life mission,” says Andrews. “I was there to get shoes on children’s feet. But I was more worried about putting a roof over their head. The TOMS model involves giving one pair of shoes to people in need for every pair of shoes they sell. I started to think about how I could create a similar one-for-one model with houses.”

Andrews trip to Nicaragua became the inspiration for becoming a social entrepreneur and founding Giveback Homes. “Since realtors are already in the business of homes, I thought there might be a way to sync the two,” says Andrews. “That’s how Giveback Homes was born. People in the real estate community can sign up to become a member and for every home they sell, they can pledge any amount to help build a home for a family in need.”

So here’s how it works: a member of the real estate community pays $50 a month to become a Giveback Homes member; when they sell a house they can donate any portion of their commission to Giveback Homes. 100 percent of their donation goes to the build of a home. Once someone is a member, they receive a digital package so they can use the Giveback Homes logo in advertising and on business cards as a way to differentiate themselves from other realtors.

Realtors are testifying that homebuyers and sellers have chosen to work with them over other realtors because they are a Giveback Homes member. Giveback Homes collaborates with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Nicaragua, LA and soon in Dallas, too.

The company began building in Nicaragua, and have since raised over $45,000 and built 10 homes in a period of six months. They recently began expanding into Los Angeles and Dallas.

Giveback Homes’ first Habitat for Humanity build in the U.S. took place recently in the City of Lynwood, CA, where HFH GLA is currently constructing seven new homes.

 

On site, Giveback Homes’ members teamed up to participate in a full day of building activities to work towards creating a brand new affordable and sustainable home for a local, very hardworking, low-income family.

More than 30 generous real estate agents gathered at the construction site in Lynwood, CA, to donate their day, along with a dozen Habitat for Humanity crew members, who acted as mentors. The Lynwood homes were expected to be complete by November 2014. Giveback planned to come back and be with the family as they move in.

However, it’s not only the families of new homes that are reaping the benefits of the give-back model. “From the perspective of real estate agents, they need a way to differentiate their brand amongst local homebuyers and sellers and align with positive stories within the community,” says Andrews. “Naturally, giving back is a great way to accomplish that.”

Andrews notes that Giveback Homes’ members are attracting new clients solely because they are members—since homebuyers and sellers are inclined to work with a realtor who gives part of their commission to those in need, this helps realtors acquire new clients,” Andrews explains.

The company arms their members with tools to tell their story to potential homebuyers. They provide letters and photos from the families with new homes to demonstrate where the contributions are going.

“We are the first organization to create a sustainable relationship between real estate professionals and families in need of a safe home,” says Andrews.

In April, 2013, Giveback Homes broke ground in Dallas with Habitat for Humanity and the local realtor community. Realtors and mortgage brokers can apply for the opportunity to join the movement, give back and experience the tangible results of their contribution.

The company invites anyone interested to visit www.givebackhomes.com to apply to become a member and learn more about their program.

Realtors have more power than they might imagine. Joining an organization like this, or organizing your own humanitarian work is satisfying, and improves our world little by little. If you´re thinking of studying further in this field or need documents for an internship or other application, please don´t hesitate to let us know, because we´d love to help you.