Date posted: December 2019

Associate (Tenant Representation)

Avison Young, a global real estate solutions firm, is seeking an Associate to be a part of a Washington, DC tenant representation team. We are looking for an intelligent, assertive, and ambitious person who wants a dynamic career in commercial real estate. Technical skills gained during the training program will include: market knowledge, financial analysis, strategic planning, programming, application of market economics, negotiation techniques, drafting proposals and letters of intent, lease analysis and commenting, creating market surveys, and developing marketing collateral.


  • Team player working with other Brokers as needed to assist in calls and business development activities. Eager to generate leads and develop relationships.
  • Develop new business primarily through in-person contacts, heavy telephone prospecting, networking, and follow-ups to include: presentations to those who influence decisions and decision-makers and schedule face-to-face contact with prospective candidates requiring real estate solutions.
  • Report and update supervisor on calling program status, clients met, potential deals being generated, issues / concerns and next steps.
  • Represent the interests of client firms to locate space (including researching companies and executives, preparing surveys, conducting tours, evaluating proposals, conducting financial analysis, preparing lease abstracts and reviewing lease documents).
  • Work closely with Brokers to prepare proposals and strategies for presentation.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with industry professionals.
  • Prepare financial analyses comparing purchase versus lease options.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of work experience required
  • 2+ years of work experience in Finance or Commercial Real Estate is preferred
  • Must procure and maintain a Real Estate Salesperson's license as required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks and work well under pressure
  • Detailed oriented, self-starter, strong organizational and analytical skills, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and within a team on a wide variety of projects
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and sales skills essential

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter stating salary expectations to We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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