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Leasing Specialist (Lease-Up)
full time apply

Position Summary

Experienced lease up specialist for a newly constructed, luxury apartment building. Previous lease up experience required. Extremely competitive commission structure. Responsible for generating excitement and qualified leads for new luxury property. Assists in general administration and all related functions for the property. Responsible for conducting rental inquiries. Must have working knowledge of personnel, accounting, leasing, maintenance, computers, marketing and resident retention policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Answers phone, greets visitors with a smile, schedules appointments, and directs inquiries to appropriate staff member
  • Introduce yourself and other team members in the immediate area
  • Completes survey/welcome card for each prospect
  • Conducts rental inquiries and tours of property
  • Follows up with prospect: thank you cards, phone calls, and any other requested or needed information
  • Enters application and lease into computer system
  • Follows up with residents regarding quality and promptness of service with either a phone call or written questionnaire. Relays feedback to Property Manager
  • Receives service request from residents and records in appropriate record book
  • Responds to internet inquiries promptly
  • Helps with monthly newsletter by writing and typing articles
  • Prepare and maintain resident files
  • Records traffic and rental activity promptly and accurately
  • Obtain 85% or higher on all secret shops
  • Participates in resident activities, open houses and other events to promote community
  • Makes coffee, bakes cookies, and other refreshments for residents and prospects
  • Puts balloons, promotional signs, etc. on property
  • Completes and updates move-in, move-out and rental packets
  • Performs general administrative duties such as logging rent, filing, typing, mailing, ordering supplies, and resident termination calls
  • Performs monthly market surveys and shops competition
  • Follows Fair Housing regulations
  • Required to work weekends
  • Completes all necessary paperwork efficiently and timely to process application
  • Process applications within 48 hours, obtain property manager approval, and notify applicants of results
  • Prepare lease packages
  • Complete move in package, test keys and inspect apartments prior to move in
  • Conduct new resident orientation
  • Participate in revenue collections
  • Implement and participate in social functions and resident appreciation days
  • Participate in community outreach activities
  • Performs all other duties as requested by the Property Manager
  • Flexibility in work schedule as determined by regional management may be required periodically to insure adequate staffing in leasing office

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. It is important to be able to handle multiple tasks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Previous Apartment Community Lease-Up Experience Required
  • Positive, “can-do” attitude, professionalism and high level of enthusiasm
  • Customer-centered
  • Strong demonstration and closing skills
  • Thorough organizational and administrative abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Dependable, team player, organized
  • Must have valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle
  • Needs to know how to operate office equipment such as fax machine, copier, printer
  • General knowledge of personal computer
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Reasoning Ability: To apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Junior Interior Designer
full time apply

Position Summary:

The Junior Interior Designer, while working under the direct supervision of a more senior Designer, performs a broad variety of drafting and/or design tasks. 

Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Under supervision, may make updates and changes to existing drawings or designs
  • Work with design team to develop design ideas
  • May assist senior designers in selecting fixtures and finishes
  • Under supervision, develops preliminary space plans
  • Assist and learn detailing
  • Assist and learn the production of furniture & finish packages, along with cost estimating
  • Assists senior staff with verification of site details to support design
  • Assists in field surveying of client spaces
  • Corrects drawings red lined by others
  • Supports the team in collecting information for client assessment; may attend interviews, provide documentation support; 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of architecture or design school, CIDA Accredited 
  • 1+ year experience or equivalent educational experience: strongly prefer experience working in corporate interior design projects 
  • Working knowledge of the application of color, materials and aesthetic form
  • Familiarity with space planning methodology
  • Familiarity with furnishings and equipment
  • Basic sketching and rendering skills
  • Basic interior architecture detailing skills
  • Working knowledge of CDs and procedures
  • Commitment to support projects through peaks and valleys
  • Intermediate MS Office Suite skills
  • Intermediate AutoCAD V2017 (or higher) skills
  • Basic Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • Employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  
Mid-Level Interior Designer
full time apply

Position Summary:

The Mid-Level Interior Designer will be working with clients, consultants, furniture dealers, product reps, and fabricators to lead and complete interior design projects. The Interior Designer will work alongside team members and under the supervision of the Director.  The position will encompass full design services from strategy, to programming and planning, to high performance buildings with design excellence across a variety of practice areas in the local market.

Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Lead or works in tandem with Director to space plan and design the interior architectural envelope  
  • Assist in managing client expectations; lead presentations
  • Collaborate on commercial interiors projects, including conceptual and schematic design, design development, construction documentation and administration  
  • Provide project team coordination for finish plans, specifications, and material selections required for construction 
  • Work with consultants, furniture dealers, product reps, and fabricators to meet overall project objectives
  • Contribute to office initiatives and learning programs
  • Perform “As Builts” and site surveys for buildings within Portfolio
  • Follows trends in design
  • Mentors Junior staff
  • Responsible to communicate in a complete and timely manner, all client comments or directives and ensure they are reflected in the design and documentation
  • Attends or directs on-site meetings with clients, consultants, and contractor inclusive of construction review and FF&E installation, as necessary.
  • Prepares accurate time lines, task lists, and project schedules.
  • Has mastered the written specification process for FF&E

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  It is important to be able to handle multiple tasks.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Experience in the following is crucial:

  • 5-7 years of experience as a commercial interior designer
  • Strong knowledge of the design process, including FF&E, furniture systems, and materials,
  • Strong skills in AutoCAD Architecture V2020 or equivalent
  • Flexibility to focus on single client with a variety of projects or multiple, concurrent projects in various stages of development
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly
  • Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills;
  • NCIDQ certification or working towards the certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in interior design, from a CIDA accredited school

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
    • Employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.
    • Employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms.
    • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

 

Leasing Consultant
full time apply

Position Summary

Assists in general administration and all related functions for the property.  Responsible for conducting rental inquiries.  Acts as a liaison between manager and maintenance department by coordinating resident requested service.  Answers phone, greets visitors and channels inquiries to appropriate staff members.  Must have working knowledge of personnel, accounting, leasing, maintenance, computers, marketing and resident retention policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Answers phone, greets visitors with a smile, schedules appointments,  and directs inquiries to appropriate staff member
  • Introduce yourself and other team members in the immediate area
  • Completes survey/welcome card for each prospect
  • Conducts rental inquiries and tours of property
  • Follows up with prospect: thank you cards, phone calls, and any other requested or needed information
  • Enters application and lease into computer system
  • Follows up with residents regarding quality and promptness of service with either a phone call or written questionnaire.  Relays feedback to Property Manager
  • Receives service request from residents and records in appropriate record book
  • Responds to internet inquiries promptly
  • Helps with monthly newsletter by writing and typing articles
  • Prepare and maintain resident files
  • Records traffic and rental activity promptly and accurately
  • Obtain 85% or higher on all secret shops
  • Participates in resident activities, open houses and other events to promote community
  • Makes coffee, bakes cookies, and other refreshments for residents and prospects
  • Puts balloons, promotional signs, etc. on property
  • Completes and updates move-in, move-out and rental packets
  • Performs general administrative duties such as logging rent, filing, typing, mailing, ordering supplies, and resident termination calls
  • Performs monthly market surveys and shops competition
  • Follows Fair Housing regulations
  • Required to work weekends
  • Completes all necessary paperwork efficiently and timely to process application
  • Process applications within 48 hours, obtain property manager approval, and notify applicants of results
  • Prepare lease packages
  • Complete move in package, test keys and inspect apartments prior to move in
  • Conduct new resident orientation
  • Participate in revenue collections
  • Implement and participate in social functions and resident appreciation days
  • Participate in community outreach activities
  • Performs all other duties as requested by the Property Manager
  • Flexibility in work schedule as determined by regional management may be required periodically to insure adequate staffing in leasing office 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  It is important to be able to handle multiple tasks.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Positive, “can-do” attitude, professionalism and high level of enthusiasm
  • Customer-centered
  • Strong demonstration and closing skills
  • Thorough organizational and administrative abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Dependable, team player, organized
  • Must have valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle
  • Needs to know how to operate office equipment such as fax machine, copier, printer
  • General knowledge of personal computer
  • Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Reasoning Ability:  To apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Language Skills:  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • Employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Education/Training/Experience

  • High school diploma, plus specialized training or two year degree or equivalent
  • One or two years of customer service experience or 6 months minimum leasing or sales experience in the apartment, hotel or retail industry

Supervision Received

  • Most work is done independently without close supervision.  This job requires no supervision of others.
Senior Interior Designer
full time apply

Your Role

As a David S. Brown Sr. Interior Designer, you are responsible for helping to lead a collaborative,

creative team and provide design leadership through all phases of projects. You have a portfolio of innovative design projects with an emphasis on built work. Use your unique design perspective to bring new approaches to design process and strategy and help redesign what’s possible. The Sr. Interior Design Position will focus primarily on our in Multi Family Portfolio.

 

What You Will Do

• Work in house for one of Baltimore’s Leading Owner/Developers on Multi-Family Projects including New Construction, Renovations and creating standards.

• Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams on varying project types

• Contribute to all project phases: field surveys, test fits, schematic plans and conceptual designs for schematic design, refine design solutions for design development, construction drawings and construction administration

• Selection and presentation of furniture, furniture systems, fabrics, equipment (FF&E), color palettes, and lighting. Verify Submittals. Manage final Furniture Installations.

• Produce graphic presentations, including 3D renderings, for presentations

• Prepare construction documents, including plans, elevations, details, and specifications

• Generate finish plans, specifications, and material selections needed for construction

• Collaborate with consultants, contractors, product representatives, fabricators, and other vendors to achieve project objectives

• Site Survey Existing conditions and prepare recommendations for renovation work

• Contribute to our office and firm culture and initiatives

• Mentor and direct the work of less experienced staff.

 

Your Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from a CIDA accredited school

• 7+ years of post-graduate interior design experience

• Experience in assisting design teams through all phases of the design process. Emphasis in Multi Family and Work Place.

• Proficient in AutoCAD 2020+

• Strong conceptual and technical capabilities with attention to detail, experienced in construction documentation

• NCIDQ Certification or working towards

• Strong leadership, communication, and relationship management skills

• Proficient in 3D design software including SketchUp, Rhino, Revit and/or other computer design programs (AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Suite)

• Self-motivated, eager to learn and can work on multiple projects at once

• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite applications (Photoshop, rilustrator, InDesign)

• Graphics and visualization skills to effectively communicate design ideas

• Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections, and specifications.

For consideration, please submit a portfolio or work samples. Applications without samples may not be considered.

 

Life at David S Brown

At David S. Brown, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. We encourage every person at David S. Brown to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k and bonus opportunities. As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, David S. Brown offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

Landscaping/Hardscaping Laborer
full time apply

Overview

To work in accordance with established policies, procedures and instructions of Field Operations Supervisor. To service all David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd. portfolio of properties as necessary or as requested. To perform all landscaping and/or hardscaping duties requested and/or required. This position is full-time, year-round, hourly paid with overtime as approved by management.

Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)

Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding and removing thatch, and trimming and edging around flower beds, walks, and walls.

Mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, and trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.

Plant seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, and shrubs, and apply mulch for protection, using gardening tools.

Attach wires from planted trees to support stakes.

Follow planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, sow grass, or plant flowers and foliage.

Gather and remove litter.

Haul or spread topsoil, and spread straw over seeded soil to hold soil in place.

Maintain irrigation systems, including winterizing the systems and starting them up in spring.

Prune and trim trees, shrubs, and hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.

Trim and pick flowers, and clean flower beds.

Water lawns, trees, and plants, using portable sprinkler systems, hoses, or watering cans.

Build forms, and mix and pour cement to form borders.

Install concrete/brick pavers (all sizes and types), blue stone, slate and tree grates.

Install drainage systems, irrigation systems, retaining walls, fences, planters, benches and/or playground equipment.

Maintain and repair tools, equipment, and structures such as buildings, fences, and benches, using hand and power tools.

Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters and other grounds features. 

Powerwashing.

Shovel snow from walks, driveways, and parking lots, and spread salt in those areas.

Use irrigation methods to adjust the amount of water consumption and to prevent waste.

Care for natural turf fields, making sure the underlying soil has the required composition to allow proper drainage and to support the grasses.

Operate powered equipment such as tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning saws.

Use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge and brush trimmers, and axes.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required.  It is important to be able to handle multiple tasks.  

Strong commitment to company goals and values

Good communication skills, both verbal and written

Friendly and positive attitude

Dependable, organized team player

Flexibility – must be able to manage changes and work demands

Dependability – must be a reliable team player who can take initiative

Professionalism – must be able to consistently maintain a professional demeanor

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to walk, use hands, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.

Employee frequently is required to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, kneel, bend-over, pull and push.

Employee frequently is required to lift and/or move up to 60 lbs.

Employee is frequently required to handle/use hand tools, small equipment and large equipment.

Employee is constantly exposed to outside weather conditions.

Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud on several occasions.

Individual in this position must be organized, dependable, professional and flexible.

 

Education/Training/Experience

Must have one-three years landscaping/hardscaping experience

Candidate should display good communication skills

Candidates must submit to a complete background check and meet the company requirements of such

Candidates must have reliable, personal transportation

Consistently meet or exceed job requirements

 

Supervision Received

There is general supervision given to laborers when the Field Operations Supervisor is out on vacation or sick leave.  There is no hiring or firing authority.

 

Construction Project Manager
full time apply

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Construction Project Manager:

David S Brown Enterprises, LTD seeking a driven and disciplined Construction Project Manager for our growing team. We are looking for an experienced Construction Project Manager to plan and supervise construction projects from start to finish. You will organize and oversee construction procedures and ensure they are completed in a timely and efficient manner. Project Manager must be well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures and able to coordinate a team of professionals of different disciplines to achieve the best results. The ideal candidate will have an analytical mind and great organizational skills. David S Brown Enterprises office located in Ownings Mill, MD. Construction Project Manager duties includes but not limited to technical documentation, jobsite communications with trades subcontractors, vendors, scheduling, and cost analysis. 

A successful candidate should possess 10 Years or more working as a Construction  Project Manager  background along with applicable field experience, strong computer skills, good communication skills and a willingness to learn. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including Medical/Dental/Vision, Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K Plan with company match and paid PTO/holidays.

 

Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Schedule, coordinate, and manage the daily construction activities for commercial, residential and remodeling projects:
  1. Ensure that projects are built to requirements and specifications established by construction drawings, building codes.
  2. Work with clients to ensure selections are made on time 
  3. Monitor production schedules, critical paths for projects, and trade contractor schedules to ensure timely project completion 
  4. Monitor project quality and cost control to safeguard profit margin.
  • Design and implement checklists for inspections, quality control, and standard operating procedures.
  • Inspect project site daily:
  1. Assume overall responsibility for maintaining a clean, safe project site 
  2. Schedule municipal inspections.
  3. Compile daily Field Report per project 
  1. Guide and direct field employees, trade contractors, and suppliers:
    1. Assist trade contractors with tasks, when necessary.
    2. Explain and ensure compliance of safety program to all site personnel.
    3. Explain quality control standards and supervise their implementation.
    4. Ensure projects are built to quality standards.
    5. Strive for no-defect construction.
  2. Develop and maintain strong, productive supplier and trade contractor relationships:
    1. Communicate company’s quality and performance standards to each trade contractor and supplier 
    2. Conduct periodic work inspections to ensure that those standards are met.
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to delegate work.
  • Exceptional time management skills, ability to estimate work efforts and time needed for various project tasks. 
  • Good writing skills for reports.
  • Ability to interpret and implement technical specifications (e.g. blueprints, drawings, submittals, etc.) to adhere to adhere to intended projects plans and comply with applicable building regulations.  
  • Knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to properly handle, store and dispose of materials. 
  • Ability to enter, transcribe, record, store, maintain information in written or electronic form.
  • Ability to use relevant information and individual judgement to determine whether projects or processes are following plans and specifications. 
  • Ability to understand and follow project schedule to accommodate all trades involvement. 
  • Ability to prioritize assignments to ensure completion within established schedule. 
  • Ability to anticipate consequences that will impact schedule, material delivery installation issues and make course of action decisions. 
  • Ability to recognize a problem or when somethings is wrong or likely to go wrong and proactively implement effective course of action.
  • Ability to monitor and inspect work to ensure Quantity Control requirement are being achieved.

Education and Experience:

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication.
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree or higher in your specific field.
  • High accuracy in your work, with strong attention to details.
  • Common knowledge of construction materials.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, meet tight deadlines and balance priorities to achieve results.
  • Effective time management skills as required to attain budget and timescale restraints set forward by the project requirements and the ability to perform successfully in a challenging work environment.
  • Ability to use a computer to efficiently complete common field requirements. 
  • Proficient with MS Office Word and Excel.
  • Proficient with scheduling software, and CAE and CAD applications.
  • Proficient with taking and uploading digital photographs.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
company benefits

It is our belief that our extraordinary employees are our greatest strength and asset. David S. Brown Enterprises, LTD. seeks energetic, goal-oriented professionals who are team oriented. Our company requires a wide range of expertise so we actively recruit qualified people to launch and advance their careers. Our salaries are commensurate with job market rates and our employees are compensated based on their skills and ability to be successful in their jobs. A performance and salary review is conducted yearly. We offer healthcare coverage, a 401(k) program with generous employer match after a year, and other benefits including: Vacation, Paid Holidays, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Educational Reimbursement, College Savings Plan, and Bereavement Leave.