Development Strategies offers a wide variety of consulting services in economic, community, and real estate development, as well as real estate valuation. We are regularly considering candidates to add to our team of professionals and staff.
Our staff has varied backgrounds and many hold graduate degrees—creating an intelligent and diverse working environment. We evaluate potential candidates based on education and experience, but a strong desire to work as part of a team in providing our clients the best solutions is imperative. Gathering and analyzing appropriate data to inform our decisions is extraordinarily important, and we employ a team of GIS professionals to assist in the integration of spatial and demographic data.
Successful candidates will have exceptional communication skills, capability in working with financial projections, and an eagerness to learn new concepts.
If you are interested in a position with Development Strategies, please send a letter of interest, resume, and portfolio/samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
All positions are currently filled. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials for future consideration. Job descriptions for frequently hired positions are featured below:
Senior Planner/Project Manager: This position requires 5-8 years of experience and will serve as a senior planner/project manager for planning and development studies, and work on projects ranging from development strategies for downtowns, districts, and corridors, to citywide and institutional strategic plans. Position works with senior staff and principals while overseeing junior staff and developing talent.
Urban Designer/Land Use Planner I: 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.
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: This position requires 0-2 years of experience and significant interest in the gathering and 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. For job description, please email email@example.com.
Economic Analyst: This position requires 0-2 years of experience and is responsible for conducting 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. For job description, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Coordinator: This position requires 0-2 years of experience, and involves research on demographics, economics, finance, and real estate data and related information. Key roles include final review and editing of data and writing prepared by others before presented to project managers and allocating research assignments among appropriate staff.
Socio-Economic and Real Estate Research Internship: Development Strategies offers a paid research internship for a recent graduate or graduate student to assist our team of experts with demographic, economic, finance, and real estate data and related information. The intern’s responsibilities include gathering economic and real estate data, telephone research and interviews, and downloading, entering, organizing, and formatting statistics and related information into tables, graphs, and summary points.