Your Role Within the Company:
The Leasing Consultant will be directly reporting to the Community Manager at a 489 unit affordable housing community in Springfield, MA. The Leasing Consultant will be responsible for setting leasing/marketing strategies for the property, lease and pre lease apartments, implement policies and procedures, analyze market/occupancy trends of the surrounding area and update the website/marketing sites. Seeking somebody to bring positive energy to each conversation and resolve any issues that may occur.
- Residential real estate experience helpful within affordable housing
- Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Excellent follow-up with the staff, site personnel, management and vendors required
- Position is subject to potential overtime; must be flexible and willing to work all shifts/hours/days
- LIHTC knowledge a plus
- Bilingual Spanish preferred
- Shift is Monday-Friday with Saturdays (as needed)
Benefits and Features
- Incentive bonus program
- Additional Benefits including: Medical, Dental, Life & Disability, Paid Time Off, 401(K) + matching, Flexible Spending Accounts
Related is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Affordable housing laid the foundation of Related Companies and we continue to place a high priority on developing, acquiring and preserving housing for this sector. In fact, over 60% of our 50,000+ residential apartment homes under our management are part of one or more affordable housing programs, and an additional 20% of these homes provide workforce housing.
In the area of acquisitions and refinancing, we pursue properties that meet one of the following criteria: Section 8 properties with project-based contracts; Section 236 properties in need of rehabilitation; Section 42 LIHTC properties with expiring low-income restrictions; Section 515 FmHA properties with loans that can be prepaid; or other assisted properties, including HODAG, HOME, federal or state-financed public housing.
Many of the buildings we encounter are in need of substantial upgrading and preservation in order to continue to properly fulfill the needs of their tenants. Given our 42 years of experience in debt and equity financing – as well as our extensive management of government-assisted properties – we are well positioned to buy out existing owners who lack the resources and experience to recapitalize and, therefore, wish to exit the affordable housing arena. In addition, with our extensive development experience, we bring the know-how to expertly rehabilitate the units, thus assuring the continued viability of these projects for years to come.