At Development Strategies, we are cultivating a diverse team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about cities. We provide our clients with a wide range of consulting services in community, economic, and real estate development, and urban design, and to do that we are always looking to add exceptional talent from a variety of disciplines.

We are looking for people with skills and aptitudes in strategic thinking, community engagement, urban design, real estate valuation, development feasibility, economics, public policy, data analysis, and spatial analysis. Collaboration is essential, as is a high standard to deliver a top-quality product.

The people on our team—and those we seek to add to our team—have varied backgrounds, interests, and degrees. What unifies us is a strong sense of team, dedication to our craft, and desire to continually learn and evolve.


Real Estate/Market Research Analyst
This position requires 0-2 years of experience, and involves research on real estate, economic and demographic trends, transportation routes and other elements relating to real estate market analysis. Key roles include providing research and written summaries for project managers and senior staff.

Policy Analyst/GIS
This position requires 0-2 years of experience and significant interest in the gathering of analysis of demographic, economic, and policy data to help understand the underlying context and conditions of a community or place. Key roles involve providing written analysis and data visualizations through tables, charts, and maps. GIS capabilities are desired.

Physical Planner
This position requires 0-2 years of experience and is responsible for providing physical/urban design analysis through maps, aerials, diagrams, and x-rays that convey physical assets and challenges. Position works with senior staff to illustrate market and economically supportable real estate and public realm interventions. Strong physical mapping skills a must. Skill at page layouts a plus.

Economic Analyst
This position requires 0-2 years of experience and is responsible for conducing real estate research, as well as financial analysis that enables clients to understand public financing scenarios and the outcomes of different public/private partnership opportunities. Experience with spreadsheets is a must.

Planner/Project Manager
This position requires 3-5 years of experience, and involves research, community and client engagement, public speaking and presentation, and plan formulation. Key responsibilities include managing clients, budgeting staff time, team coordination, and supporting senior staff and principals while overseeing junior staff.


If you are interested in a position with Development Strategies, please send a letter of interest, resume, and portfolio/samples to:

Links to portfolio/sample will also be accepted. Portfolio must be focused on the applicant’s personal work. Team projects may be submitted if the applicant was personally responsible for the graphics included.