Thank you for your inquiry.
I would need to know more about your profile before I could assess your competitiveness. Your candidacy is a function not only of your work experience, grades and GMAT, but of your community-involvement, extra-curricular experiences, leadership and the intangibles in your personal story. Further, what in particular was so unique about your real estate position?
With more information in hand, I would be in a better position to advise.
I finished the 9 week intensive course 3 weeks ago, and took the GMAT on Saturday. I got a 680. (58% Q, 95% V). I went to Boston College 2003, degree in English, 3,3 and for the past 2 years have had a very interesting position as an associate for a major real estate developer in NYC. I would like to continue in some aspect of real estate development, although I need to move on from this small firm because there is little opportunity for growth.
My question is, what are the chances of me getting into the full time program at either NYU or Columbia? If the chances are low I will apply to the less competitive (but still very good) part-time program at NYU. Will it help that I have somewhat of a unique background?