04/26/2022 | by

During Nareit’s REITwise: 2022 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference, Nareit spoke with several REIT finance veterans about what they love about the REIT industry and why young finance professionals should pursue a career in real estate.

Find their answers below, and follow #REITjobs on LinkedIn to find your next position at a REIT.

Sherry Rexroad

Sherry Rexroad, CFO, STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE: STOR)

My two mantras for young people are always the same. The first is to put yourself in the path of growth because that's where you will find opportunity.

The second is to be adaptable. Be ready and willing to change in order to meet the world because the world is changing at a rapid pace and the people who will be most successful are those who can adapt to it.

Kelly Xu

Kelly Xu, Tax Director, Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN)

I love this industry because real estate is connected to every aspect of your life. It impacts where you live, where you work, and where you travel. It is connected with your data and where it's saved.

I would tell young professionals that real estate is tangible; you can see it. It's inspiring to see your work product, how it changes the world, how it changes people around you, and how it changes cities and communities.

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