Planning & Design Associate

Douglas Elliman Development Marketing Douglas Elliman Development Marketing Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Aug 16 '18Posted on:

Douglas Elliman Development Marketing (DEDM) is seeking a Planning & Design Associate. This role offers rare exposure to innovative leadership, exceptional development professionals, real estate visionaries and participation in the predevelopment of residential and mixed-use new developments. 

Douglas Elliman’s multidisciplinary expertise applies in-house design knowledge to elevate development strategy.  With cultivated intelligence based on current and pipeline inventory, tailored analytics are used to optimize luxury residential value. Collaborating with renowned international developers, architects and interior designers, the Planning & Design department is integral to conceiving unique, marketable assets. 

Position Summary

Planning & Design team member: support Douglas Elliman Development Marketing projects in various capacities (design, research, marketing, project management, administration).

Key External Relationships

Industry vendors (kitchen, bathroom, millwork, FF&E), designers, publications, media partners, creative agencies, technology partners, etc.

Key Responsibilities

Account Management (25%)

  • Substantial, strategic project management
  • Support design positioning initiatives
  • Annotate floorplan critique
  • Ensure competitive product differentiation, product innovation and brand uniqueness
  • Liaise with other DEDM teams (Marketing, Research, Sales) in multi-disciplinary, project related tasks
  • Prepare and coordinate client deliverables

Research (50%)

  • Maintain and expand Planning & Design databases
  • Benchmark comparable properties
  • Monitor industry and competitive landscape to identify emerging trends
  • Shadow DEDM team members to gain instrumental exposure to various disciplines within the development process
  • Ongoing Offering Plan immersion

Planning & Design Department Strategy (15%)

  • Assist in development of DEDM internal initiatives and best practices
  • Establish comprehensive quality control standards
  • Trouble-shoot issues and unexploited opportunities
  • Strategic partnerships outreach

New Business Development (10%)

  • Site analysis, development feasibility assessment
  • Case study due diligence
  • Presentation layout


  • Refined graphic design interest
  • Expert proficiency in MS Office (Excel modeling, in particular), Adobe CS Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), AutoCAD, 3-D modeling programs
  • Basic proficiency in Tableau and database design

QualificationsImpeccable organization and project management skills

  • Execute timely delivery
  • Attentive to detail
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in a fast paced environment
  • Works well both independently and collaboratively
  • Articulate, polished client presentation
  • Sophisticated written and editorial skills
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity
  • Assertive, above and beyond contributor
  • Growth mindset
  • Data-driven
  • Creative strategist with precise execution
  • Intrigue in merchandising/ product development
  • Sophisticated appreciation of design, culture
  • Committed dependability, keen dedication


  • Bachelor’s degree (Major or Concentration in Architecture)
  • Masters degree in Architecture, Interior Design or Real Estate Development strongly preferred
  • Two to three years minimum design experience
  • Familiarity with New York City luxury residential market
  • Luxury residential, mixed-use, and/or hospitality experience preferred


Please send resume, cover letter, and selected work samples (PDF, maximum 5MB) to Tiffany Wey

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