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Discover the many exciting opportunities available to you at Peterson Companies, an industry leader and an equal opportunity employer.

A Culture That Feels Like Family

Collaborative. Respectful. Supportive. Dynamic. For over the past 50 years, Peterson Companies has created an environment where individuals experience tremendous opportunities to do their best work. It’s no wonder people work with us for the better part of their careers. Peterson Companies fuels employees’ passion to excel, provides a clear path to success, and strives for diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

Benefits

Working at Peterson Companies, you enjoy a variety of benefits and incentives designed to address the practical needs of you and your family. As an essential part of your full compensation package, these benefits are focused on what matters most to you. Along with the standard benefits you find at most companies, we offer more.

  • Company Paid Holiday Break  (Peterson Companies closes for the period after Christmas Day until New Year’s Day)
  • Professional Training & Development Programs
  • Access to Corporate Fitness Center
  • Annual Employee Awards
  • Corporate Events & Parties
  • Ticket Raffles to Sporting & Entertainment Events

Open Positions

Tax Intern (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Peterson Companies

As one of the regions largest privately-owned real estate developers, Peterson Companies has been consistently delivering some of the areas most exciting destinations for more than 50 years. With a portfolio that includes National Harbor, Fair Lakes, Fairfax Corner and Northern Virginia Gateway, we continually strive to enhance the local community, develop vibrant properties that bring people together, and stay on the leading edge of real estate innovations.

Who You Are:

You want the opportunity to utilize your analytical skills to minimize tax obligations and ensure the accuracy of various income tax filings. You want the chance to gain experience and knowledge in real estate tax accounting, transaction issues, and individual, partnership, and S corporation taxation. You will also have the opportunity to work with the accounting team to prepare income tax returns and assist with the development of tax minimization strategies.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree candidate in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Competency with basic accounting principles
  • Proficient with Microsoft excel
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple activities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare partnership, S corporation, C corporation, individual, trust, and private foundation tax returns
  • Identify and drive process improvement projects within the tax function
  • Research tax issues

This role requires the candidate to report to our office located in Fairfax, VA. Please respond with a letter of interest and current resume.

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Marketing Intern (Located in National Harbor, MD)

National Harbor

National Harbor is a community unlike any other. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince Georges County, MD. National Harbor is a 350-acre mixed use development with eight hotels (including the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor), offices, residential, tree-lined streets with more than 160 shops including Tanger Outlet with 85 premium brands, more than 40 restaurants, iconic attractions such as the Capital Wheel and National Harbor Carousel, and much more. The community provides easy access to Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Va. and features an array of waterfront activities, events, and spectacular sunsets.

Who You Are:

National Harbor marketing team is seeking a summer intern to assist with the Special Events Department and other marketing needs. The intern will assist in creating positive experiences for our clients, via event and sponsorship activations. The intern will maintain structure and organization to client accounts to ensure long-term, trusting relationships with customers and will work with event clients and National Harbor sponsors on their programs that deliver value. You have a passion for personal interaction, events as a creative outlet and ensuring an experience at National Harbor that engages, motivates and inspires.

The intern will be responsible for responding to event requests and prospecting for sponsorships and events as well as reporting, invoicing, social media, and other tasks. The ideal candidate will be a team player that is able to communicate effectively, multitask, and have the ability to demonstrate a professional demeanor with all clients and colleagues.

In addition to strong communication skills, accounting skills, the ability to multitask and the ability to demonstrate a professional demeanor with clients and colleagues he or she should be savvy in problem solving techniques and time management and can acknowledge and appreciate any client concerns arising throughout the process. The intern should be competent at producing client-focused solutions to customer needs and have proven ability to juggle multiple account management projects at a time, while maintaining sharp attention to detail.

Given the nature of events, this role will require hours on weekends and nights during the season.

Job Duties:

  • Respond to event and sponsorship requests in a timely and professional manner
  • Monitor and track event leads in CRM
  • Assist with event and sponsorship sales with a focus on premium partners
  • Create proposals, contracts, invoices and event setup sheets based on templates from Director of Events
  • Assist with marketing, sales, logistical and operational planning of National Harbor events
  • Ensure invoices and payments are processed in a timely manner
  • Work with sponsorship sales partners to ensure seamless sponsor experiences
  • Report results from sponsorships to clients
  • Capture, upload, and organize event and sponsorship imagery in photoshelter
  • Attend administrative meetings as related to event planning process
  • Other duties as assigned by the department

Position Requirements:

  • Prepared to work in an office environment with safety precautions in place and willing to follow all guidelines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work cooperatively with management
  • Receive and give direction clearly
  • Withstand periods of walking and/or standing
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be punctual.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs
  • Weekday & possibly evenings and weekends. 35 hours per week, plus additional hours when needed.

This role requires the candidate to report to our office located in National Harbor, MD. Please respond with a letter of interest and current resume.

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Marketing Intern (Located in Gaithersburg, MD)

General Description

Peterson Companies owns and manages a diverse portfolio of retail properties in the DC region from neighborhood centers and power centers to cutting-edge lifestyle/entertainment centers and mixed-use developments, creating an unparalleled experience for retailers and consumers.

The marketing team is seeking a summer intern to assist with event coordination and execution, digital marketing efforts and tenant marketing support for two premier lifestyle/entertainment centers in Montgomery County: Downtown Silver Spring and rio in Gaithersburg. The ideal candidate is a team player who is able to communicate effectively, multitask, and have the ability to demonstrate a professional demeanor with all guests and colleagues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination and execution of various shopping center events and activations while creating positive experiences for our customers and tenants.
  • Aggregate and report on results from summer events and programs.
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed throughout all stages of event coordination.
  • Curate content for shopping center websites, email blasts and social media pages.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Marketing Team

Position Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Experience with digital and social platforms (WordPress, iContact, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Candidates must have reliable transportation
  • Candidates must be punctual
  • Receive and give direction clearly
  • Withstand periods of walking and/or standing
  • Work cooperatively with upper level management
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • The position will based at rio with travel to Downtown Silver Spring.
  • Weekday & possibly Saturdays. 20 hours per week, plus additional hours when needed
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends

This role requires the candidate to report to our office located in Gaithersburg, MD. Please respond with a letter of interest and current resume.

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Financial Intern (Located in National Harbor)

National Harbor

National Harbor is a community unlike any other. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, MD. National Harbor is a 350‐acre mixed use development with eight hotels (including the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor), offices, residential, tree‐lined streets with more than 160 shops including Tanger Outlet with 85 premium brands, more than 40 restaurants, iconic attractions such as the Capital Wheel and National Harbor Carousel, and much more. The community provides easy access to Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Va. and features an array of waterfront activities, events, and spectacular sunsets.

National Harbor’s finance team is seeking a summer intern to assist with the Tax Increment Financing (TIF), the Roadway Escrow Capital Plan, and other finance department needs. The intern will assist in a comprehensive review of the current TIF and Roadway Escrow documents, and will prepare a strategic plan for the next 10+ years of the TIF and Roadway Escrow funds. The intern will interface with key team members both internal and external to Peterson Companies, including Prince George’s County officials, legal consultants, and capital reserve consultants.

The Ideal Candidate

The finance intern must have a strong mathematical background, including basic understanding of TIFs and Escrow Funds. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is able to communicate effectively, multitask, and demonstrates a professional demeanor with all clients and colleagues.

In addition to strong communication skills and financial skills, the intern should be savvy in problem‐solving techniques and time management. The intern should be competent at producing reports in Excel, and have proven ability to juggle multiple assignments at a time while maintaining sharp attention to detail.

Job Duties:

  • Review and the existing TIF and Roadway Escrow documents and file all documents as needed.
  • Interface with key team members including Property Management, Finance/Accounting, Legal, Capital Reserve Consultants, and Prince George’s County Officials.
  • Prepare a 10+ year strategic plan for the future of the TIF and Roadway Escrow.
  • Report results and findings to company executives.
  • Other duties as assigned by the department.

Position Requirements:

  • Prepared to work in an office environment with safety precautions in place and willing to follow all guidelines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent listening, writing, and presentation abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a fast‐paced, dynamic environment.
  • Receive and give direction clearly.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be punctual.

This role requires the candidate to report to our office located in National Harbor, MD. Please respond with a letter of interest and current resume.

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Assistant Property Manager, Retail (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Peterson Companies

As one of the region’s largest privately-owned real estate developers, Peterson Companies has been consistently delivering some of the area’s most exciting destinations for more than 50 years. With a portfolio that includes National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner, we continually strive to enhance the local community. We develop vibrant properties, and entire neighborhoods, that bring people together.

Who You Are:

You are a quick study with a great attitude. You enjoy working on dynamic teams to bring the best solutions to the table. You are passionate about commercial real estate and want to expand your knowledge. You want the opportunity to work and learn from an Executive Leadership team that is excited to work with you too.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years’ experience, preferably in real estate, retail or property management
  • Team player, detail-oriented, self-motivated and a strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Key Responsibilities

  • Interact with tenants, contractors, consultants and executives to insure our properties meet Peterson standards
  • Provide administrative and operational support to Senior Property Manager on Virginia shopping centers
  • Process invoices, track expenses and prepare contracts
  • Perform property inspections with Property Manager
  • Work with tenant coordination on buildout of tenant spaces
  • Assist on preparation of budgets and reforecasts

This role requires the candidate to report to our office located in Fairfax, VA. Please respond with letter of interest, current resume, and professional portfolio.

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Assistant Property Manager (Located in Fairfax, VA)

General Description

As one of the region’s largest privately-owned real estate developers, Peterson Companies has been consistently delivering some of the area’s most exciting destinations for more than 50 years. With a portfolio that includes National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner, we continually strive to enhance the local community. We develop vibrant properties, and entire neighborhoods, that bring people together.

The Assistant Property Manager is responsible for assisting the Property Manager with the day-to-day operation and management of assigned properties, to include preparing budgets, implementing the annual operating plan and supervising vendors and project work. In addition, the APM will be responsible for invoice processing, memos and verbal communications with tenants, and various office support activities required to provide first-class property management services to all visitors, tenants and ownership.

Typical Duties (this list is not intended to be all-inclusive):

  • Manage the day-to-day quality control of assigned properties and conduct routine site inspections. Responsible for maintaining the physical and aesthetic appearance of the properties and associations. Note deficiencies, suggest and implement solutions.
  • Inspect the performance of all assigned contracted services; to include communication with hired contractors, review of procedures and ensure work is being performed up to standards.
  • Periodical bidding of contracted services to ensure standards, pricing and best practices within industry are always attained.
  • Processing invoices and creating purchase orders in Nexus Payables.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with tenants and clients. Resolve matters when applicable and inform senior management when items or issues warrant further involvement.
  • Manage database of contract expirations and initiate renewals or bid process.
  • Assist with construction of tenant project work.
  • Assist in planning, preparing and implementing operating budgets for properties and associations.
  • Assist in identifying and planning for long term financial goals and objectives.
  • Assist in the coordination of tenant build-out and move-ins.
  • Assist with others as required on special projects, RFP’s and special events.
  • Attend department meetings as needed and report on the status of any problems or projects at assigned properties.
  • Attend and participate in identified industry, community and governmental boards, organizations and meetings.
  • Assume other responsibilities and duties as may be required.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, business or similar field. Equivalent work experience will be considered.
  • 2-3 years commercial property management experience.
  • Must be detail oriented, organized and possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat. Strong Excel skills are a must.

This role requires the candidate to report to our office located in Fairfax, VA. Please respond with letter of interest, current resume, and professional portfolio.

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Real Estate Counsel (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Position Summary

This position will work with both the Retail and Corporate legal departments providing legal counsel to the Peterson Companies and its affiliates in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, sales, leasing and management of the company’s office, retail, industrial, residential and mixed-use portfolios.

The successful candidate will provide legal advice to various business units and prepare and negotiate legal documentation of all types, including retail leases within retail shopping centers and mixed-use projects, office and industrial leases, service and purchase agreements, special event licenses, and others.  Ancillary to such primary duties, this attorney will also provide legal advice and prepare documentation associated with the development, operation, management, marketing, acquisitions and divestitures of the Company’s properties; provide legal advice in connection with commercial contract matters such as property management, community declarations, easement agreements, and lease disputes (such as collections, bankruptcy and CAM and real estate tax disputes); review title and survey; and perform varied research projects regarding existing legal and leasing documents.

Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited institution with a strong educational background; licensed and in good standing
  • A minimum of four (4) years of law firm and/or in-house experience in commercial real estate, particularly in retail leasing and mixed-use centers
  • Strong legal/financial/business acumen and ability
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work effectively and independently in a fast-paced and complex business environment
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • High level of personal responsibility and initiative
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office, including Word and Outlook

This role requires the candidate to report to our corporate office located in Fairfax, VA. Please respond with letter of interest, current resume, and professional portfolio.

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Peterson Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.

Because of the volume of resumes we receive, we are not able to confirm receipt or give updates on the hiring process.  Please continue to check this website for updates.  Once the position is filled, it will be removed from this website.

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