Careers


 

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

Senior Retail Leasing Representative (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Position Summary

The Peterson Companies is seeking an energetic proven deal maker that thinks like an owner and creates asset value to join its Retail Leasing team.  This person is charged with the leasing of retail space on a specified set of retail assets within The Peterson Companies portfolio. He/She must have a thorough understanding of the assets’ markets, maintain relationships with retailers and the broker community and be efficient in canvassing for new tenants, negotiating LOI terms and economics and be successful in closing deals.  This person works collaboratively within the Retail Leasing team and with members of the Development, Asset Management, Legal, and Tenant Coordination groups.

Duties – The Retail Senior Leasing Representative’s core duties shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop an in-depth working knowledge of all assigned properties while understanding the goals and objectives of each and implementing the associated leasing guidelines
  • Respond promptly to leasing inquiries, obtain information related to prospective tenants, proactively canvass for new tenants, and apply consistent follow-up with all prospects.
  • Present space to prospective tenants and work on a team basis with other members of the leasing team to provide assistance and back-up for leasing at other properties
  • Provide input into the appropriate merchandising strategies to keep projects relevant and identify up and coming trends/tenants to target.
  • Work with Asset Management to develop and maintain through market knowledge the property’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with outside brokers and tenants that are active in the relevant submarkets
  • Understand and provide input to Asset Management on budget info related to leasing for assigned properties, including tenant allowances, operating expenses, projected income, timeframes for lease up, etc…
  • Review property reports on a monthly basis for accuracy. Investigate and resolve discrepancies as needed
  • Work with property management to track all knowledge of the properties and each tenant’s performance and likelihood to live out the terms of their lease or renew
  • Maintain current market information related to the competition and market surrounding the assigned properties
  • Negotiate and draft Letters of Intents and other documents as required and assist in lease negotiations
  • Analyze deals as they compare to the market and said assets budget
  • Prepare leasing status reports, lease summaries and other periodic reports, which may be required to monitor status of the existing and prospective tenants
  • Attend meeting and events associated with the real estate industry for purposes of networking with brokers, owners, tenants, etc….
  • Keep current on retail trends to ensure targeted tenants are relevant in today’s environment

Qualifications

  • An assertive self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a key member of a team
  • Have thorough knowledge of retail real estate principles and key terms of a lease
  • Must be proactive and forward thinking in the execution of duties with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must be detail oriented with exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Strong communication and people skills, both internally and externally
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; VTS experience a plus
  • Ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Ideal candidate will have seven to ten years’ retail leasing experience

Please respond with letter of interest, current resume, and professional portfolio.

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Property Manager (Located in Dulles, VA)

Reports to: Senior Property Manager and/or Assistant VP and VP of Operations

Supports: Property Manager(s), Technical Manager, and Senior Property Manager

General Description

The Property Manager is responsible for the overall operation and financial management of a property or group of properties as assigned. This includes maintaining the integrity of the physical plant and equipment as well as the aesthetic appearance of all aspects of the property. The Property Manager must demonstrate the ability to get things done and to be a team leader and to serve as the coordinator of all property information communicated to and from the tenant, Lease Administration and Accounting to Director of Operations and Asset Manager. At all times, the Property Manager should demonstrate a global understanding of the current property issues, future property issues and the ability to prioritize and re-evaluate issues as needed.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelors Degree in engineering, construction, business, architecture, planning or related field (years of experience may be substituted if deemed appropriate).
  • 5+ years experience in property/facilities management, construction or related field.
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, analytical, and possess strong customer service and computer skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be willing to seek and obtain a Top Secret security clearance, including full scope polygraph.

Accountabilities

Operations

  • Demonstrate knowledge of building systems to include plumbing, HVAC, electrical, elevator and fire safety systems.
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance/operations programs.
  • Attain full understanding of the lease and lease terms and assure compliance in all aspects.
  • Evaluate service contract requirements, prepare specifications, bid, negotiate, and manage vendor contracts, including but not limited to operations & maintenance (building engineers), janitorial, landscaping, pest control, security, elevator, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal requirements including environmental recordkeeping and reporting.
  • Perform comprehensive property inspections as well as daily/weekly/quarterly inspections as needed.
  • Investigate, report, and resolve all tenant complaints, building deficiencies and security, insurance, or community-related incidents related to property.
  • Develop and implement emergency procedures.
  • Monitor and respond to on call issues related to properties.
  • Develop management plan and implement property budget.
  • Prepare monthly management and financial reports.
  • Assure optimal functioning of property, building and building systems.
  • Monitor and supervise tenant improvements and capital improvements.
  • Develop capital improvement plan.

Administrative

  • Administer insurance requirements (tenant, contractor and landlord) and receipt of Certificates of Insurance.
  • Administer billings, policies and claims related to landlord’s insurance.
  • Assure proper documentation is received and processed by Lease Administration.
  • Administer and enforce lease agreements; document and track on-going or future requirements.
  • Gather, analyze and prepare information for assignments.

Financial

  • Develop and supervise completion of property budget.
  • Review and approve property expenses.
  • Follow budgets with the ability to re-analyze and re-forecast for unanticipated events.
  • Understand financial statements to include accrual vs. cash, sequence and purpose of chart of accounts, and how individual line items are derived and booked.
  • Oversee preparation of monthly financial reports and research and prepare monthly variance explanations.
  • Understand process and calculation of passthrough charges (to include estimates and true-ups) and supervise billings.

Tenant/Community Relations

  • Establish and maintain lines of communication with tenants.
  • Promptly address tenant issues.
  • Ensure that landlord and tenant are adhering to the lease.
  • Demonstrate ability to follow through and to determine when written correspondence is necessary.
  • Develop communications and programs that drive tenant retention.
  • Maintain relationships with local government, fire/rescue, police and other local agencies as necessary.
  • Maintain relationship with customers and local community groups as necessary.

Professional

  • Demonstrate ability to be team leader.
  • Coordinate with accounting and lease administration.
  • Maintain professional relationships with tenants and vendors.
  • Participate in appropriate professional and community organizations.
  • Pursue improvement through education and communication with other real estate professionals.
  • Utilize trade publications/shows as means of education.

Please respond with letter of interest, current resume, and professional portfolio.

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Corporate Accountant (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Reports to: Senior Corporate Accountant

General Description

As an accounting/finance professional, you’ll play a key role in assisting with our planning and budget processes.  In this role, you will develop and maintain sophisticated Excel models that project cash flow requirements over multiple years. These planning models are critical in determining the organization’s availability of funds and help determine which projects can and should be pursued. In addition, you’ll assist with accounting for various real estate entities, preparation of annual fair market value financial statements, quarterly consolidated financial statements, and tracking and recording intercompany transactions.

The corporate accountant/ analyst will gain exposure to the complete life-cycle of our real estate projects, from identification of land to be acquired through the eventual sale of a project. Working with a team of highly motivated professionals, you will have the opportunity to navigate the multifaceted and demanding landscape of the real estate industry and experience a diverse career environment.

You’ll use your knowledge and analytical mind-set to obtain information, design efficient financial models, and recommend alternatives and solutions that enhance the efficient operation of our real estate business. You’ll work independently as well as collaborate with a diverse group of talented professionals to deliver exceptional service. You will have the opportunity to use our cutting-edge financial tools that we use to perform data integration and analysis of data to share a dynamic picture that provides meaningful insights.

The successful candidate will:

  • be able to work independently with minimal supervision but  also  in a team environment.
  • demonstrate organizational skills and problem solving aptitude
  • have worked with  accounting and financial models
  • be able to proactively spot issues and formulate workable solutions.
  • have a  proven work history
  • have excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • be detail-oriented with strong analytical and reconciliation skills
  • have the ability to multi-task and work within deadlines
  • display ethical behavior and maintain confidentiality

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA and/or MBA with understanding of both tax and GAAP accounting, including job cost
  • Partnership accounting experience is desirable
  • 4 years relevant work experience with increasing responsibilities
  • Proficient in Excel at a high intermediate or advanced level
  • Familiarity with Timberline, MRI and Prophix helpful

Typical Tasks

  • Monitor cash and line of credit balances on a daily basis
  • Compute, allocate and track a variety of intercompany revenues and expenses
  • Maintain management-level company books and budgets
  • Track intercompany notes and compute the related interest income and expense
  • Prepare annual valuations and personal financial statements
  • Maintain family books and prepare annual tax work papers for a variety of entities
  • Prepare, record and meet with executives for quarterly capital call and distributions
  • Prepare quarterly company-wide consolidated financial statements.
  • Prepare the consolidated cash budget on a quarterly basis
  • Other duties as assigned

Please respond with letter of interest, current resume, and professional portfolio.

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Development Accountant (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Reports to: Development Controller

General: Each Development Accountant is a key member of the accounting team at Peterson Companies and is primarily responsible for all accounting and reporting for the Construction and Development division of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Review books monthly for closing by reviewing the Job Cost and General Ledgers and reviewing the Financial Statements;
  • Prepare and present project reports and cash flows at a monthly, quarterly or bi-annual budget meeting;
  • Complete three year cash flows three to four times per year for consolidation into the company wide cash flow;
  • Review quarterly capital call and provide changes to Corporate Accountant;
  • Review, approve and record settlement sheets for lot/home sales and financing
  • Ensure Project Teams are complying with proper Contract Management processes and approvals for Commitments, COIs and Budget Changes
  • Prepare loan and escrow draws in compliance with associated documentation
  • Review and approve all vendor invoices and payments
  • Provide excellent customer service to both external and internal business groups
  • Transition completed projects to the Operations Accountant including but not limited to assisting with the preparation of a cost segregation study and placing assets in service
  • Prepare tax work papers annually in coordination with the Tax Department
  • Complete annual tax filings including Personal Property Returns and BPOLs
  • Assist Controller with special projects
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures
  • Prepare Cost of Sales calculations and land allocations as needed

Leadership & Team Development

  • Expand teams accounting skills and knowledge of all types of real estate activities;
  • Foster the Peterson vision, values and mission;

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with CPA desirable;
  • At least 5 years of accounting experience and a level of understanding of the real estate, construction or development industry;
  • Real estate accounting software experience preferred;
  • Ability to think outside the box, understand the data and figure out how to accurately adjust it for changing circumstances
  • Strong and professional reporting, multi-tasking, problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently yet within deadlines;

Please respond with letter of interest, current resume, and professional portfolio.

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