pre-employment assessments for

Commercial Real Estate Companies

Our Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Solution is the perfect fit for HR teams at CRE firms looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates.

Industry Snapshot

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While pandemic-related macro trends have significantly impacted the CRE industry, demand in specific sectors, from data centers to industrial real estate, is increasing. 

HR teams at real estate services companies need to move quickly to staff up in these hot sectors, while maintaining quality control and ensuring cultural fit. We have 15+ years of experience partnering with HR teams at commercial real estate companies of all sizes. 

We have developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success in each role, and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified candidates move forward.

We Understand

Real Estate Roles

Between meeting with clients to determine needs, appraising assets and managing a portfolio, there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring these roles.

We have over two decades helping our materials clients identify candidates for some of the most popular roles that exceed performance targets and align well with firm culture.

popular roles include:

  • Appraiser
  • Asset Manager
  • Investor Relations
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Real Estate Analyst

What Makes a Rockstar Employee at a Commercial Real Estate Company?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients, from national and regional organizations with large and diverse portfolios to smaller firms servicing their local areas.

As a result of this research, we have identified a proven profile of knowledge, abilities and skills that, together, provide a high-level of predictability into whether a candidate will be successful in the role.

Commercial Real Estate
Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in property settings, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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  • Analytical Thinking: analyzing information and using logic

  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail and thorough

  • Dependability: being reliable and fulfilling obligations

  • Independence: developing one’s own ways of doing things

  • Integrity: being honest and ethical

  • Stress Tolerance: dealing calmly with high stress situations

These commercial real estate Companies Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Real Estate Assessment

HighMatch’s Real Estate Assessment includes a highly configurable test that’s fast, easy-to-implement and measures personality, aptitude and skills right out of the box.

Best of all, it comes pre-populated with job profiles for the most popular roles. These profiles were built by our workplace psychologists and are validated for accuracy.

For larger organizations, HighMatch can build a personalized assessment tailored to your specific role and culture.

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“The service and support in developing the assessments is outstanding. The tools provided are easy to understand, interpret and put into action.”

VP of Talent Acquisition, Property Management Company

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Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in property management.

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  • Vocabulary: the ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions

  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way


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Commercial Real Estate Skills

We approach skills testing differently than everyone else. HighMatch skills tests, powered by our modern, testing engine, are short and candidate-friendly.

They are also highly personalized, compiled by our team of workplace psychologists from a pool of components and tailored to measure what matters most in the role.

Skills testing is an important piece of the puzzle, however it’s rarely the whole solution. Our clients couple skills testing with other components to ensure they are getting the full picture of a candidate.

relevant tests INCLUDE:

  • Microsoft Excel: A quick, mobile-friendly assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Excel

  • Microsoft PowerPoint: This candidate-friendly assessment tests knowledge of basic and advanced MS Powerpoint

  • Microsoft Word: A fast yet comprehensive assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Word

  • Computer Literacy: This fast, mobile-friendly test assesses candidate’s understanding of basic computer use

For larger organizations, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized and mobile-first skills tests covering topics like Basic Property Management or Sales Concepts, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

Have Better Interviews

Interviews are an opportunity to take insights from the Candidate Report and dive deeper, ensuring alignment between the role, the individual and the organization.

This guide provides actionable tips on how to have more meaningful interviews, from asking relevant questions, making the interview conversational and avoiding conversation threads that can lead to unconscious bias.


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HighMatch Commercial Real Estate Assessment

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