At Van Metre, we believe that each employee contributes directly to our growth, success and culture. We seek out candidates who love to challenge themselves and work with others to fulfill this role. Van Metre is seeking Investment Properties Interns for the Summer of 2020!
Under the direction of the Area Property Manager and VP of Investment Properties Marketing, the Intern will obtain knowledge helpful to generating traffic at residential properties, promoting resident retention, assistance with resident event planning, and providing exceptional customer service at all times. In addition, the Intern will learn how a property is marketed, via digital marketing, social media, promotions and events. The Intern will learn about property accounting procedures and the valuation process that goes into a purchase or management contract takeover.
All Van Metre interns will have the opportunity to meet and network with interns and employees from other departments and divisions. Interns will engage in a series of trainings that will help them to excel in their particular roles and to broaden their understanding of the company and the many different ways to become involved at Van Metre. The internship program is designed to give our interns valuable and broadly applicable experience that will continue to be an asset well into the future.
Investment Properties Interns work at various communities throughout the Northern Virginia Area.
- Develop and participate in marketing outreach to increase property traffic, leads, and occupancy
- Process lease applications and qualify applicants; prepare lease renewals
- Provide tours of entire property
- Greet every visitor with a warm welcome, making yourself available to answer questions and assist with problems
- Follow up on leads
- Provide stellar customer service at all times
- Assist with resident events and property open houses
- Perform administrative duties
- Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's program
- Motivated individual with a passion for helping people, sales, real estate, or a combination of all 3!
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
- Social Media Savvy
- Outside the box thinker and problem solver
- Valid Driver's License and personal transportation
Van Metre's Summer 2020 Internship Program is a 10 week program in which Interns get the opportunity to hone the skills in their field but also learn about our business. The Program starts final week in May/first week in June 2020 and runs through early August. Interns will attend trainings and networking sessions with Executives from every team, learning about every aspect of a product, from inception to completion, sale, and management. The goal is to assist in your quest to become a well rounded individual, just like our company is! We often hire directly from our pool of past Interns, so hopefully you want to join us!
Van Metre Companies was named one of the Top Workplaces in DC in 2017, 2018, and 2019 by the Washington Postl! We have also won the Washington Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Award 3 years in a row, received the Silver Award and recognition for being a Breast Feeding Friendly Workplace from Loudoun County's 2017 Annual Healthy Business Awards Council, and were named 2017's Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year in the mid-size business category from the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce!
As a developer of complete communities and towns – luxury residential, mixed-use residential/retail, commercial, condominium and apartment communities – we have built more than 16,000 new luxury and custom homes since 1955.
Van Metre Mission Statement
The mission of Van Metre Companies is to build and continually improve upon the storied reputation, earned over the years since the Company’s founding in 1955, of providing top quality homes, investment properties and services to our customers and clients. The Company’s emphasis on integrity, professionalism and philanthropy ingrained by our founder Albert G. Van Metre, Sr. has garnered trust and respect in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. It is critical to our future that we maintain that reputation and assure that Van Metre Companies continues to excel in real estate development and construction and in the management of apartment, retail and office investment properties, as well as in the provision of mortgage and related services. It is the task of our dedicated, energetic, and involved professionals to advance our ability to set the benchmark for luxury living and refined commercial development. The capstone of our mission is to make the “Van Metre” signature an icon for elegant residential communities, and industry leading condominium and apartment communities, as well as Class A neighborhood retail centers and office developments.