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Question 1 of 30
Name for me some benefits of mixed use developments.
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How to Answer
UPDC puts a significant focus on the value that their developments offer to their clients and the community. It's vital that you go into your interview with a solid idea of why mixed-use property developments are essential for the community and your clients. Some reasons include:

- They offer a greater variety of single and family housing options when it comes to design and lifestyle.
- They provide more development options in areas that are dense, such as city centers.
- They reduce pollution and traffic by encouraging live/work/play lifestyles.

Be prepared to give the interviewer your ideas on the benefits of mixed-use developments.

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Question 2 of 30
Competition in the mixed-use development industry is gaining momentum every day. What sets UPDC apart from our local competitors?
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The hiring authority needs to see that you have done your homework when it comes to the competitive landscape of mixed-use development in your region. Take a look at the UPDC website, look for times they have been in the news or won any awards for exceptional work. Perhaps they stand out by longevity, how much they give back to the community or the number of 5-star reviews present online.

Question 3 of 30
Talk to me about the project volume you are accustomed to handling.
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It's a good idea to go into your interview with a sense of the volume of projects that you would be handling; should you be the successful candidate. The UPDC website should give you some idea of the number of projects they complete every year. If the answer is not there, it's okay to ask!

Take note of your busiest times in past jobs, and come prepared to discuss the type of work volume that you have managed in the past.

Question 4 of 30
How do you remain on top of changing market conditions when it comes to the sale and lease of commercial and residential property?
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The hiring authority wants to know where you get your information from, and which resources you turn to when you want to be in-the-know on industry trends and happenings. Your market will change regularly, and part of your role working for a mixed-use property developer is to know how these market changes will impact your clients, employer, and prospects. If you are new to the industry, it's okay to ask for resource recommendations!

Question 5 of 30
Do you have experience leading teams of contractors or tradespeople? If so, how many, and under what job descriptions?
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The answer to this question should be straightforward for you. List for the interviewer how many people you have led, what their job titles were, and a bit about yourself as a leader. If you do not have leadership experience, lean on an example of a time when you led others without leadership being a formal requirement of the job.

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.

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