In the CRE industry, there are specific personal qualities or characteristics that are essential for individual success, whether one is a real estate investor, broker, lawyer, consultant, or developer. The CRE industry is one of the only industries that is transaction-based. This means that the vibrancy, wealth, and success of the industry is based on sales, leasing, and financing transactions. The more transactions in these areas, the healthier the industry and the more financial success of participants in the industry. However, to even be more successful, CRE players require a special skill set that is not easily achieved. Here are seven of these skills that are necessary to be a successful participant. 

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