The Durst Organization

  • Leasing Associate - Residential

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  • Durst Profile

    For over 100 years, The Durst Organization has been a family-run business dedicated to the principles of innovation, integrity, community, and sustainability. We develop, build, own, and manage premier office towers and residential buildings that set new standards in environmental responsibility and user efficiency. Our enduring relationships with our tenants and partners are critical to our success and have made us generations of builders, building for generations.

    OUR MISSION STATEMENT: We build, own, and operate many of the world’s most innovative and efficient buildings. We create value for our tenants and partners by developing sustainable residential and commercial properties in which people live, work, and thrive.

    OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Leave a place better than we found it.


    The position will perform all aspects of the leasing process including scheduling, touring, qualifying and preparing all required paperwork for prospects and applicants.




    • Must be highly accessible to prospects, brokers and applicants during the leasing process
    • Give effective presentations during property tours; Maintain knowledge of current and future apartment availability to be utilized during tours
    • Must be tenacious in follow-ups and closings of lease agreements
    • Maintain strict understanding and adherence of Fair Housing Parameters and Rent Stabilization
    • Promote 1st class operation demonstrated by exemplifying integrity, courtesy and professionalism
    • Promote amenity reservations prior to lease signing and facilitate Bike and Storage agreements
    • Facilitate closing activities and related scheduling associated with new lease agreements
    • Perform daily inspection of tour paths, leasing office, amenities, vacant  apartments and common areas, and communicate work orders to maintenance staff
    • Process construction complaints, submit work orders and amenity reservations in Building Link, interpret and authorize liability insurance from movers or venders and effectively address resident inquiries
    • Accurately obtain and compile prospect/applicant data for entry into Onsite, MRI, Buildinglink or related software platform
    • Track all office traffic and phone inquiry activities for completion of industry or building metric reports, as required
    • Replenish all collateral material including new deal folders, prospect folders, floor plans, application documents as needed
    • Update and maintain weekly online advertising and broker outreach
    • Build rapport with residents in the community
    • Timely complete projects and other assignments as directed by Leasing Manager


      • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in business administration or related field or equivalent experience
      • New York State Real Estate Salesperson License
      • Strong understanding of the New York Real Estate Rental Market
      • Amiable demeanor with strong sales aptitude
      • Exceptional customer service, interpersonal and problem-resolution skills
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skill
      • Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups
      • Ability to work independently and in team settings
      • Strong time management skills
      • Possess high level of attention to detail
      • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
      • Maintains a professional demeanor 
      • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office applications - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
      • Fundamental knowledge of company history, brand and  unique characteristics of the building

    Ability to work weekends, as directed or required 


    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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