Real Estate Project Assistant

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The McDevitt Company, an international retail tenant representative based in Philadelphia, is seeking candidates for a Project Assistant internship position.

This position is ideal for candidates interested in starting a career in retail site selection. The Project Assistant will work closely with real estate professionals across our organization and will have an unparalleled opportunity to develop a deep understanding of all aspects of the retail site selection process. This position is based in our headquarters office at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The position is open from February 2014 through May 2014, depending on the candidate’s availability and academic requirements.


The primary responsibilities of the Project Assistant include, but are not limited to:

• Assembling and preparing PowerPoint presentations and marketing materials
• Maintaining electronic databases (data entry)
• Contacting leasing representatives and landlords for site-specific information
• Preparing regular status reports for internal and external distribution
• Helping with general office operations by answering phones, printing, filing, placing orders, and making reservations as necessary
• Assisting with marketing and social media initiatives


The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:

• Excellent communication skills and a strong interest in commercial real estate
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
• Exceptional organizational, planning, and follow-up skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office; familiarity with Adobe CS5 and Acrobat is a plus
• Values neatness and accuracy in all work products; strict and careful attention to detail is critical
• Polished, professional demeanor and sense of humor

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