The Durst Organization

  • Lead Porter- HELENA 57 WEST

    US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
  • Durst Profile

    The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and 1,250 units of residential rental housing. The Durst Organization built the most environmentally advanced skyscraper in the United States, the 2.1 million square foot LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park. The Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential properties.

    The Durst Organization is the joint venture and equity partner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the development of One World Trade Center, the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building. The Durst Organization is the managing partner of the 3 million square foot office tower responsible for tenant fit-out, leasing and property management. The Durst Organization also completed the building of two mixed-use residential buildings in 2016: 855 Avenue of the Americas is a 570,000 square foot residential rental tower above an office and retail base and W57th Street is a 709 unit rental building above 45,000 square feet of retail.

    The Durst Organization continues to grow and seek out new opportunities for innovative commercial and residential development in and around New York City.



    Porter candidate will create a positive experience by providing outstanding customer service to building residents, guests, and prospects. Candidate will ensure that the lobby, entry ways, common areas, and hallways are clean and well organized at all times.  Responsibilities will also include maintenance support in the apartment community and being accountable for helping the company deliver on our resident commitments of exceptional move-in, residential satisfaction, express service, and personal attention.


    Please note this position has the following work schedule:Wednesday through Sunday 12:00pm - 8:30pm (Off Monday/Tuesday).


    • Oversees and directs the full Porter team.
    • Oversees all apartment turns and new move in’s.
    • Oversees composting, refuse, and recycling operations for Durst 4 waste stream SOP.
    • Responsible for janitorial supplies and cleaning product procurement.
    • Responsible for training and onboarding new staff with Green Cleaning SOP.
    • Performs daily property maintenance and cleaning projects throughout the building as assigned.
    • Maintain an excellent customer service relationship by adhering to the Durst Residential customer service standards.
    • Adhere to the Durst Residential Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Contact emergency services in the event of a fire or other incident requiring fire, medical, or police attention.
    • Knowledge of building systems such as HVAC, basic carpentry, electrical, and plumbing with the appropriate skillset to assist in maintenance and troubleshooting.
    • Proficient with OSHA regulations.
    • Assist in supervising contractors and vendors on site; keeping the building clean and organized is paramount.
    • Ensure building grounds and common areas are cleaned according to company standards.
    • Keep accurate and organized supplies and supply lists – place orders when necessary.
    • Must communicate well with building residents and maintain high level of customer service.

    Other tasks as assigned by the General Manager.



    • No specific level of education is required. However, for safety and productivity reasons, the position requires the ability to effectively read and write English. 
    • 3 + years porter/handyman experience.
    • Position requires the ability to work any of the seven days of the week, 52 weeks of the year. Due to community staffing limitations, it is extremely critical that individuals be able to work their scheduled hours on a consistent basis and, if necessary, overtime hours when requested.


    Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Physical demands: While performing duties of this job, employee required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; crouch; bend; talk; and hear. The employee must lift and move up to 50lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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


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