Job Details

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, memo’s 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.


  • 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.