Real Estate Developer

What Does A Real Estate Developer Do?

A real estate developer designs, sells, and builds real estate developments. The developer in the video, Robert Rinke, has designed multiple resorts on Pensacola Beach, Florida.

How Do I Become A Real Estate Developer?

There isn’t one definite pathway into become a developer. Having a strong background in real estate and a four-year bachelor’s degree in business or building construction may be helpful.

What is the Average Salary For A Real Estate Developer?

This is a very specialized position, so the salary range may vary widely depending on the size and location of the developer’s properties.

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Real Estate Developer?

  • As much science as possible, including physics
  • Psychology
  • Trade-related courses may be helpful
  • Business
  • Public Speaking
  • 3D Design & Printing

What Is The Work Environment For A Real Estate Developer?

A real estate developer spends time split between the office and job site, depending upon where they are in the developmental cycle (planning vs. building).

What Is The Future Outlook For A Real Estate Developer?

The job outlook for a developer depends on the real estate needs of a particular geographical area.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canad

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Real Estate Developer?