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Development Associate

Atlanta, GA 30346

Posted: 05/17/2023 Specialization: Other Job Number: 2734 Salary / Pay Rate: $120,000.00

Job Description




Are you looking to be a part of a dynamic, growth-focused company? Our client is a privately held, retail-focused firm that is actively developing and re-developing properties across the nation. With a strong focus on grocery-anchored shopping centers, single and multi-tenant sites, and self-storage, they have a diverse portfolio that offers unique and exciting opportunities for their team.

The company has created a culture of YES – and they have a team that figures it out together. They encourage free thinking and empower team members to make decisions. Our client values innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. Their team is made up of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do and take pride in serving their clients, investors, and peers.

If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity where you can make a real impact, our client may be the perfect fit for you!


You are a gritty, agile professional who enjoys working with a small team to achieve big goals. You are willing to roll up your sleeves and make it happen. You are always innovating. People like hanging out with you. You also possess the following traits:
  • Resourceful problem-solving skills. If you don’ t know – you can figure it out
  • You are a leader, a go-getter
  • You have the agility to quickly move around a fast paced, ever-changing environment
  • You are always honing your skills and knowledge; you are a learner
  • You want to make an impact, not just show up
  • You quickly build rapport and trust
  • You have a startup mentality and are highly dependable. You never miss deadlines
  • You practice adaptive communication and easily navigate a variety of personalities
  • You have a risk mitigation mentality – protecting the assets and investments as if they were your own

  • Contact prospective clients daily, utilizing various sales methods including cold outreach, following up on warm leads, networking with brokerage community, etc
  • Develop and maintain relationships with brokers, clients, investors, and tenants by attending networking events, conferences, meals, etc
  • Leverage all available resources to source new deal opportunities and raise capital funding
  • Create, analyze, and present financial modeling for new prospective deals
  • Create and deliver reporting packages to clients, investors, and company leadership as required
  • Maintain deal pipeline. Follow up on leads and opportunities
  • Monitor market activity by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing comp. Data
  • Lead and manage due diligence process for all new projects
  • Navigate transactions from prospect to close
  • Stay informed on industry best practices, including new technology. Present value add options to leadership
  • Travel to project sites as needed. Tour prospective acquisition and development sites locally and nationally
  • Be willing to take on new responsibilities based on company and client needs

  • 2+ years of working in real estate investment and/or development with transactional experience
  • Retail experience strongly preferred
  • Self-storage experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Real Estate, Business Management, Finance, or related field preferred
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Experience in deal sourcing and/or raising capital is a plus
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Tech savvy – able to quickly learn and leverage software and cloud-based tools
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to travel to project sites as needed

  • Base salary + commission/bonus potential
  • Potential for partnership and equity in the company
  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Unlimited vacation (after 1 year of employment)
  • 401k w/ company match (after 1 year of employment)
  • Family leave
  • Flex schedule with ability to telecommute
  • Work with a high character, high energy, and supportive team
  • Make a real impact with your clients and peers
  • Enjoy going to work every day!
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