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CBRE Build is an industry-leading product innovation group in the heart of CBRE, Earth’s biggest commercial real estate company. We are a group with diverse backgrounds and skills: engineers, designers, managers, researchers, thinkers, jokesters, and do-gooders, inventing the future of an enormous industry with a long, rich past. We’ve developed an inclusive, friendly, collaborative approach to problem solving, and we apply it to the chewy problems of an industry that’s just beginning to explore technology.


We’re excited to offer a design internship program in summer 2019, based in New York City.


During your design internship, you’ll dive into technology’s growing role within commercial real estate, learning more about the products we build here and their impact on our users. You’ll then be embedded with one of our designers, developing our new brand and design system. As part of our design team, learn our user-centered approach to making products and apply it to define, prototype, validate, and ultimately build and launch a product by the end of the summer.


Along with day-to-day mentorship from designers, you’ll work alongside experienced product managers, software engineers, user experience researchers, and commercial real estate professionals.

What you’ll be doing this summer

Working with a designer to develop our brand and design system, and create new components and visuals

Working with designers and product managers to define, design, test and launch a product

Participating in user research to validate your designs, in partnership with user researchers

Working with engineers and other internal stakeholders to design and build technology products

Coordinating across multiple disciplines at CBRE Build to ensure your product feature launches successfully, on time, and with high quality

About you

You have a passion for design: you’re deeply interested in the intersection of technology and design, with a knack for user empathy and a great sense of aesthetics, and you find inspiration everywhere

You’re pursuing a field aligned with product design: you are probably a current Bachelors candidate in a design or product-related major, graduating in 2019 or 2020

You’re a quick learner and avid problem solver: you’re intellectually curious, are a sponge when it comes to new topics, processes, or technologies, and dig deep into problems to find viable solutions

You put collaboration first: you enjoy helping people around you do their best work, by enabling them with everything they need to succeed

You have excellent communication skills: you’re comfortable explaining design topics to non-designers, as much as you’re comfortable talking about user feedback and affordances to software engineers

A bonus: you have past tech or design industry internship experience

Why CBRE Build?

As a former real estate tech startup, CBRE Build gives you the best of both worlds: an opportunity to learn and grow with talented, experienced technologists (we’ve got alums from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, WeWork, and more), while tapping into the resources of a multi-billion dollar global leader in our space. The work you do here has the potential to change the face of the commercial real estate industry.

Some things we’re proud of


A friendly, inclusive, collaborative, and transparent work environment, where you can do your best work alongside some of the brightest, hardest-working, and friendliest people we could find


A serious commitment to diversity and inclusion, including a healthy gender representation across all teams at CBRE Build, and pronouns in Slack/email signatures


Free food throughout the week, including healthy (and less-than-healthy) options


Access to our machine shop, including a laser cutter, 3D printer, and coffee roaster - bring your side projects!


A thriving social atmosphere, with two book clubs, team sports (in the past, volleyball and bowling!), board game nights, and events out in NYC


Learn more about us

Meet the CBRE Build NYC team and learn about the products we build

Read our blog, with contributions from past interns

Take a peek at our team events on Instagram



US Company Profile

About CBRE (NYSE: CBRE): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.


CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE’s more than 80,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in 60+ countries. When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit cbre.us.

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