Leasing Consultant

Forest City
Washington, DC
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time
Forest City Realty Trust, LLC, is a NYSE-listed national real estate company engaged in commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States. Forest City Associates are committed to creating superior communities where people LIVE, WORK, SHOP and STAY! We are searching for a talented Leasing Consultant to be based out of our property Eliot on 4th in DC. At Forest City, we are thoughtful in social responsibility and pride ourselves in fostering an inclusive and dynamic workplace that provides opportunities for continuous growth! Performs functions related to the leasing of the apartment community. Responsible for functions related to maintaining a high and stable occupancy of the property Meets with prospective residents, identifies their housing needs, interviews them to determine eligibility based on established criteria, shows vacant and model suites and property amenities based on established techniques specified by the company. Quotes established rental rates and promotions Makes follow-up calls, sends follow-up literature and pursues rental status. Collects funds related to applications, security deposits and rentals Completes applicant screening process and prepares appropriate correspondence based upon the result Prepares leases and related leasing addendums. Maintains lease records and files. Maintains property waiting list and other updates to various records and reports in accordance with policy and procedures, applicable affordable housing programs and HUD/Agency regulations Supports and ensures timely input, proper use and full utilization of on-site PC-based property management software for leasing data Ensures apartments are ready for occupancy by inspecting, placing move-in products and last minute touches when necessary. Distributes keys, move-in package, safety video and other appropriate paperwork at time of lease signing Maintains current knowledge of marketing and leasing techniques. Strives to attain affirmative marketing goals. Seeks out new residents through outreach, direct marketing, cold calling, distributing literature and contacting government, social, religious and community organizations in selected target areas. Maintains current knowledge of apartments, building amenities and local agencies or attractions of interest to residents Maintains awareness of current rental rates and promotions of competitive properties Maintains a working knowledge of company policies, applicable local, state, and Federal laws and regulations, affordable housing programs, and other applicable policies and procedures to ensure compliance A high school diploma or GED, or equivalent work experience is required. Depending on property needs, may require valid driver's license In addition to the education outlined above, 1-2 years of leasing or sales experience Working knowledge of fair housing laws, affordable housing programs. Must possess good computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook); One-Site experience preferred Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Religion/Sex/Protected Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Marital Status/Pregnancy/Age/National Origin/Genetic Information Drug free workplace PI99397839

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