Architect & NYC Zoning Expert

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New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Jul 27 '21Posted on:

Development Site Advisors® is seeking an in-house Architect with NYC Zoning, Feasibility and Finance knowledge. You will focus on research and due diligence of potential development sites in NYC. With your expertise in this area, you will conduct market research, zoning analysis, financial analysis, valuation and articulate massing’s of multiple potential scenarios. You will work on multiple different sites per day, all with different zoning regulations.

You will lead the analytical aspects of the real estate valuation process to enable sound decision making of the best development scenarios. Subsequently, you will actively participate in development concepts to find the highest and best use and to formulate development alternatives.

This position will work closely with Principals and Directors who are experts in specific neighborhoods in NYC. Moreover, you will gain exposure to the most complex asset class in commercial real estate, Development Sites, through our Development Site / Neighborhood Focused Platform™.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Development or Architecture
  • NYC Zoning knowledge: Commercial, Residential and Manufacturing uses and zones
  • Apply zoning knowledge to create development massing scenarios
  • Knowledge in real estate concepts: capitalization rates, data metrics, comparable sales, vacancy rates and residual land value
  • Ability to synthesize highest and best use scenarios and facilitate decision making
  • Strong analytical, valuation and financial modeling skills
  • Attention to detail and the capacity to adapt to different tasks
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling tools, Rhino, Sketchup, etc, Excel, Costar, ZOLA, Microsoft Office Suites and Adobe Creative Suite.

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