Investing In Our People

Training Program

Continuing education and training is key for HLC to live up to its value statement to be the “Preferred Professional Real Estate Provider in the Industry”. The training, mentoring, and setting high expectations for our people will ensure that we are all successful in our endeavors individually as well as corporately.

At HLC we continually hold training sessions specific to each department in an effort for our employees to become more proficient in their current position or to prepare them for a better chance at a promotion. HLC offers a variety of training sessions for our property managers, administrative personnel, engineering, accounting, construction, and leasing teams all designed to enhance and advance the careers of our people.

HLC promotes nationally recognized and respected professional designations such as SIOR, CCIM, CPA, CPM, RPA, SMA, and LEED. Many of our experts have been certified in their fields positioning themselves above our competition.

“When I started with HLC in 2010, I was hired as a Senior Property Manager.  Through hard work, dedication to my clients and HLC, training and a good mentoring program I was promoted within two years to Client Manager.  With continued training I was able to develop my skills and increase the number of clients I managed and was promoted Vice President a year later and within another year promoted to Senior Vice President of Management Services. ”

Nikki Vanzura Sr. Vice President – Management Services

“I joined the HLC team through a joint venture with Price Edwards Company and was received as one of their own working alongside the HLC building engineers. As the HLC office portfolio began to grow and the need for training became obvious, HLC encouraged and mentored me by providing an opportunity to share my knowledge with the other engineers through our Lunch and Learn program.  Through HLC’s guidance and leadership training I was promoted to Director of Engineering.”

David R. Irving – Director of Engineering

Analyst Program

The HLC Analyst Program is designed to introduce young professionals to the commercial real estate industry by providing ‘hands-on’ experiences at the start of their careers. HLC’s Analysts learn about day-to-day business functions and decision making processes of the organization, as well as direct interaction with all levels of management.

The Analyst Program will develop the three major competencies necessary for a successful career in commercial real estate: market knowledge, financial knowledge, and the keys to forging business relationships. These essential proficiencies require a solid foundation knowledge in order to be successful in a career at HLC.


“The HLC Analyst program allowed me to be introduced to the CRE industry in a very efficient method. Unlike other situations that might require you to learn by trial and error, the HLC Analyst Program gave me the opportunity to be immersed in all aspects of the business before being given any direct responsibility as a producer.”

Joshua Barnes, SIOR Sr. Vice President - Dallas Industrial Leasing

“The analyst program at HLC is a great way to start your career in the commercial real estate industry. The program provides the necessary tools for you to grow in your relationships, study the trends in the market and shadow the veterans working the transactions.”

Andrew Gilbert Market Director

Summer Intern Program

HLC offers a ten week rotational program designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a hands-on experience in the commercial real estate industry. Participants can expect to be immersed in our firm’s unique culture, while experiencing the realities of being an Analyst at HLC.

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“HLC’s summer internship program was a great learning experience. I was able to get immersed into Industrial Leasing, Office Leasing, Construction Management and even CRE Investments. Everyone at HLC displayed the company’s values in their everyday work. This internship also provided a great opportunity to network with several professionals outside of HLC.”

Trevor Tyson

“I found the HLC summer internship to be extremely eye opening and beneficial to my personal career path. The internship offers a diversity of real estate experiences, designed to open young minds. The HLC internship is truly a one of a kind opportunity that I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of the HLC Family.”

Rodney Johnson