Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces

Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces REC4AF is a nonprofit agency that is mobilizing the commercial real estate community in training and hiring veterans and their families in the industry.

Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF) was established to address the real needs of military veterans who are struggling to find employment. We want to provide real results for real heroes. So we are mobilizing all sectors of the commercial real estate community to help with education, training, mentoring, and job placement. Working together, we can we make a big difference as we advance the careers and enhance the lives of veterans and their families. Countless men and women of the military have made enormous sacrifices to protect our freedom. Now it’s time to help them find jobs.

Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF) was established to address the real needs of military veterans who are struggling to find employment. We want to provide real results for real heroes. So we are mobilizing all sectors of the commercial real estate community to help with education, training, mentoring, and job placement. Working together, we can we make a big difference as we advance the careers and enhance the lives of veterans and their families. Countless men and women of the military have made enormous sacrifices to protect our freedom. Now it’s time to help them find jobs.

Mission: Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces’s mission is to mobilize the commercial real estate community to develop a sustainable program to hire veterans and their families within the commercial real estate industry.

According to a recent survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, human resource professionals and hiring managers have an...
12/30/2016
Veterans in the Workplace

According to a recent survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, human resource professionals and hiring managers have an "overwhelming positive view" of veterans. However, they still expressed concern about how military skills will translate in the workplace. Veterans should be aware of this and make sure their resume is able to address this concern. http://ow.ly/eOyW307lBHk

To bridge the gap between employers and their veteran workforces, Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) surveyed 400 human resources professionals and hiring...

12/14/2016

According to the Fiscal Year 2015 Office of Personnel Management Report on veterans’ employment in the federal government, the percentage of veterans in the Army civilian workforce is about 50 percent—111,760 veterans in a workforce of 223,622. The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) predicts that the Army’s percentage looks to remain stable, as 51 percent of new hires in 2015 were veterans.

“The same skills that make a good Marine make a successful entrepreneur or business leader. Always remember that with in...
12/07/2016
How being a U.S. Marine made me battle-tested for business

“The same skills that make a good Marine make a successful entrepreneur or business leader. Always remember that with initiative, endurance, enthusiasm and planning, you can win any battle - in the military, corporate world, or your personal life.” - Veteran and Real Estate Agent, Mario Mangiameli. http://ow.ly/xhu4306srvh

Here are four traits I learned as a Marine that helped me succeed in the real estate business — as well as in life.

Interesting viewpoint from a veteran and hiring manager on why veterans may get looked over for jobs. What to take away:...
12/05/2016
Thank you for your military service — now here are 9 reasons why I won't...

Interesting viewpoint from a veteran and hiring manager on why veterans may get looked over for jobs. What to take away: keep your resume and LinkedIn fresh and up-to-date, network outside of job boards, and express genuine passion and interest for the companies you interview with. http://ow.ly/JpiL306IEYh

The irony is that many veterans and servicemembers have the skills and experience to make the cut, or even get the second interview, but blow it.

DYK an estimated 50% of soldiers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder don’t seek treatment? Stigma and a lack o...
11/23/2016
Veterans Day: Addressing Mental Health Issues Faced by Veterans

DYK an estimated 50% of soldiers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder don’t seek treatment? Stigma and a lack of resources are the top causes that keep those with PTSD from reaching out. Thankfully, there are many nonprofits specializing in the treatment of mental health for vets. Check out this list to find out how you can help and get involved. http://ow.ly/FyQz306sqQb

Veterans Day: Addressing Mental Health Issues Faced by Veterans - The latest news and trends about nonprofits, charities, donors and volunteers,...

“They subscribe to a code of honor, courage, and commitment. They learn sacrifice, selflessness and an unwavering sense ...
11/21/2016
Why Great Companies Hire Veterans

“They subscribe to a code of honor, courage, and commitment. They learn sacrifice, selflessness and an unwavering sense of duty. This formula makes [veterans] the most reliable candidates.” http://ow.ly/PsI6305HEJX

In his book, “Good To Great”, Jim Collins talks about a couple of principles that he noted from some of the most exceptional companies. One of...

Translating your military experience into more civilian-friendly terms is vital for recruiters to better understand your...
11/14/2016
Resumes are Public Enemy #1 for Veterans

Translating your military experience into more civilian-friendly terms is vital for recruiters to better understand your skills. But, it can be a challenge. REC4AF works with partnering agencies to provide resume writing and interview skills that will help you overcome this hurdle. http://ow.ly/2s5M305HEo3

You apply, and apply, and apply. Email after email sent out to some corporate website that promises it is veteran-friendly. Searching through...

"Take today to remember how lucky we are to live in a country that allows us freedoms nowhere else in the world can, and...
11/11/2016
Thank You, Veterans

"Take today to remember how lucky we are to live in a country that allows us freedoms nowhere else in the world can, and those who have fought for it. Take today to remember to say thank you to those who served in the past and still do now. Take today to remember those who have given their life for their country." - Veteran and Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF) co-founder, Winters Heafey. http://ow.ly/mOpi3065gCA

When I woke up this morning, I reached over to turn off my alarm and saw I had a few texts. They all said happy Veteran’s Day, thank you for what...

"Employers need to stop overlooking perfectly good military spouses and dependents just because they're only going to be...
11/09/2016
See how this Tampa business is cleaning up with a military talent pool

"Employers need to stop overlooking perfectly good military spouses and dependents just because they're only going to be there for a short amount of time. They're really excellent people that get here and need work, and they're going to be phenomenal for the time you have them." http://ow.ly/zUJA305HEhe

TAMPA — When Marissa Davis' husband was transferred from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana to MacDill in Tampa in February 2015, she reached...

Veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members, LinkedIn now lets you signal to recruiters that you are l...
11/07/2016
Attention Veterans! How to Signal For New Opportunities On LinkedIn

Veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members, LinkedIn now lets you signal to recruiters that you are looking for new opportunities. You set your preferred location, industry, and job title and recruiters will reach out to you if they have a matching position. Follow these simple step by step instructions to set it up! http://ow.ly/ge2W305HE9u

Ever wonder how to let employers know that you are looking to make the transition out of the service and into the corporate world? Now there is...

More congratulations are in order, this time for military veteran and REC4AF co-founder, Winters Heafey, for his profess...
11/02/2016
Winters Heafey | - Denver Business Journal

More congratulations are in order, this time for military veteran and REC4AF co-founder, Winters Heafey, for his professional recognition in the Denver Business Journal! http://ow.ly/rscW305MoCk

Military veteran Winters Heafey recently helped launch Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF), a nonprofit managed by Cresa that’s...

Unfortunately, some employers have negative misconceptions about veterans and how they will perform as an employee. It c...
11/02/2016
5 myths making it hard for veterans to land the right job -- and what...

Unfortunately, some employers have negative misconceptions about veterans and how they will perform as an employee. It can be an uphill battle to fight back against these stereotypes, but this article provides helpful tips on what veterans can do to dispel these myths. http://ow.ly/SZF7305HDZ9

What if you spent years in a job gaining valuable experience and honing useful skills, yet every interview or job lead is a dead end? That's the...

Fantastic article on the unique skills veterans bring to the table and how corporate America’s view of hiring vets has c...
10/31/2016
Veterans bring skills, leadership to the workplace

Fantastic article on the unique skills veterans bring to the table and how corporate America’s view of hiring vets has changed since the Vietnam war. http://ow.ly/srn9305HEwR

Forty-five years after Vietnam War veteran Keith King left the Army and found an unwelcoming atmosphere, the pendulum has swung the other...

Veterans, did you know you can receive one-year free access to LinkedIn Job Seeker by just filling out a form? Find out ...
10/17/2016
Optimizing LinkedIn

Veterans, did you know you can receive one-year free access to LinkedIn Job Seeker by just filling out a form? Find out how and more tips for optimizing your LinkedIn page in this article from VetAdvisor. http://ow.ly/XbnP304GS4i

So, how should you be utilizing LinkedIn? LinkedIn can be a great resource
to follow professional groups, publications, colleagues, and associates.

KOA NewsRadio host Steffan Tubbs talks to veteran and Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF) co-founder, Wint...
10/14/2016
KOA Colorado’s Morning News Interview with REC4AF Co-Founder, Winters...

KOA NewsRadio host Steffan Tubbs talks to veteran and Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF) co-founder, Winters Heafey, about his job search post-military, the launch of REC4AF, and why the commercial real estate industry is a great fit for veterans and their families. Follow the link below to listen. http://ow.ly/jpgT304GQSh

KOA Colorado's Morning News host Steffan Tubbs talks to veteran and Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF) co-founder, Winters Heafey,...

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10/12/2016
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Interviews can be intimidating, but being prepared can help relieve those nervous jitters so you can ace it. http://ow.l...
10/07/2016
Tips for Interviewing

Interviews can be intimidating, but being prepared can help relieve those nervous jitters so you can ace it. http://ow.ly/Piye304GPIE

Are you being interviewed for a promotion at work or a completely new
opportunity? Maybe you have your performance evaluation coming up and want...

We're happy to announce that you can now donate to REC4AF online through PayPal! The online donation process is easy and...
10/04/2016
Donate

We're happy to announce that you can now donate to REC4AF online through PayPal! The online donation process is easy and only takes a few minutes. Visit our website to learn more. http://ow.ly/3Hlu304GTeu

Donate by Mail Mail a check made out to Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces to:

Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces
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The 2016 Association of United States Army (AUSA) Meeting and Exposition starts today! Download your map and come see us...
10/03/2016
2016 AUSA Annual Meeting

The 2016 Association of United States Army (AUSA) Meeting and Exposition starts today! Download your map and come see us at the Warriors to the Workforce Hiring Event at booth #261 and visit Cresa Washington DC at booth #341! http://ow.ly/tRqe3048uvM

“Being entrenched in the military trade show business for more than 20 years, I can honestly say the AUSA Annual Meeting is by far the most...

“How has the Armed Forces helped me and countless other veterans?   Well, many things come to mind, things that I usuall...
09/30/2016
Training in the Military Translates into Advantages in the Workforce

“How has the Armed Forces helped me and countless other veterans? Well, many things come to mind, things that I usually take for granted because they are secondhand nature. But three specific areas stand out and perhaps give me an added edge: work ethic, adaptability, and punctuality.” http://ow.ly/JQtH304GP9T

In my first blog, I wrote about my challenges in transitioning from the military into the workforce. What some employers may not appreciate is how...

Online registration may be closed, but you can still register for the 2016 Association of United States Army (AUSA) Meet...
09/29/2016
2016 AUSA Annual Meeting – Registration

Online registration may be closed, but you can still register for the 2016 Association of United States Army (AUSA) Meeting and Exposition onsite, starting tomorrow and lasting through the last day of the expo (Oct 5th.) Veterans, transitioning military service members, and military spouses, swing by the Warriors to the Workforce Hiring Event (booth 261) to learn more about REC4AF and access valuable employment resources and information. http://ow.ly/dRfI304GNKl

Friday, 30 September 0800-1700 Saturday, 1 October 0800-1700 Sunday, 2 October 0800-1800 Monday, 3 October 0700-1900 Tuesday, 4 October 0730-1700...

Today is the LAST DAY for advanced online registration for the AUSA 2016 conference this weekend. Veterans, transitionin...
09/27/2016
2016 AUSA Annual Meeting – Registration

Today is the LAST DAY for advanced online registration for the AUSA 2016 conference this weekend. Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses, get in for FREE and come see us at the Warriors to the Workforce Hiring & Training booth #261. http://ow.ly/f7Kz304A80N

Registration is free. Certain dinners, luncheons and other social functions require the purchase of tickets. If you are purchasing tickets for any...

Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses, tomorrow is the last day to register online for FREE acce...
09/26/2016
2016 AUSA Annual Meeting – Registration

Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses, tomorrow is the last day to register online for FREE access to the Warriors to the Workforce Hiring & Training Booth at AUSA 2016, happening October 3 - 5. Reserve your ticket before it’s too late and come see us at booth #261! http://ow.ly/5SxM304A77Y

Registration is free. Certain dinners, luncheons and other social functions require the purchase of tickets. If you are purchasing tickets for any...

Interesting read on the 200 veterans who have taken jobs protecting cannabis shops in Colorado. A unique and innovative ...
09/26/2016
Veterans Back on Patrol, This Time to Protect Marijuana

Interesting read on the 200 veterans who have taken jobs protecting cannabis shops in Colorado. A unique and innovative way to use their skills and transition into civilian life. http://ow.ly/KMdS3048swW

In Colorado, a marriage of sorts has formed between the marijuana industry and war veterans, with more than 200 of them now employed as cannabis...

We’ll be taking part in the #HuntAUSA scavenger hunt at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) National  Annual Me...
09/22/2016
Exhibit Floor Scavenger Hunt Planned | Association of the United States...

We’ll be taking part in the #HuntAUSA scavenger hunt at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) National Annual Meeting & Exposition this October, will you? Make sure you come see us at the Warriors to the Workforce Hiring Event at Booth 261 and visit Cresa’s Booth 341! http://ow.ly/l7bw3048sr3

An exhibit floor scavenger hunt will be part of the 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army.

A recent report from Syracuse (N.Y.) University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families shows that finding the ri...
09/19/2016
Finding Good Civilian Job Fit May Take Time | Association of the United...

A recent report from Syracuse (N.Y.) University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families shows that finding the right job after leaving the military can take two or three tries. That is why it’s important to work with vets on finding jobs that fit their skill set and interests. From broker to construction to architect, the commercial real estate industry has a multitude of jobs that can fit a variety of skills. http://ow.ly/cOwe3048sk6

Finding a civilian job that matches military-learned skills and experience can significantly boost long-term income and employment longevity, a new...

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 453,000 veterans were unemployed in the United States as of August 201...
09/12/2016
Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 453,000 veterans were unemployed in the United States as of August 2016—up 0.89% from 449,000 in August 2015. That is why we’re proud to announce the launch of Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF), a registered 501c3 charity formed to mobilize the commercial real estate community in Greater Washington DC, Baltimore, Denver, CO, and beyond in training and hiring veterans and their families within the industry. To learn more about the cause, our response, and how you can get involved, please visit our website, rec4af.org.

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The mission of Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF) is to mobilize the commercial real estate community in Washington, DC and beyond...

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