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 Summer 2023!
Under the direction of the Director of Training and Development, the Interns 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 Interns 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 Property Management undergraduate program
- Motivated individual with a passion for helping people, sales, real estate, or a combination of all three
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Microsoft Excel skills
- Social Media Savvy
- Outside the box thinker and problem solver
- Valid Driver's License and personal transportation
Van Metre's Summer 2023 Internship Program is an 8-week program in which Interns get the opportunity to hone the skills in their field but also learn about our business. The Program starts the first week in June 2023 and runs through early August. Interns will attend trainings and planned 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!
Van Metre Companies has been named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post for seven consecutive years! We have received the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Award for the last six years, and have received their Corporate Philanthropy Award for the last nine years in a row!!!
We offer excellent benefits, and a work environment that fosters and rewards excellence. We also promote work/life balance, including a robust Employee Wellness Program, which encourages healthy living and physical fitness. We encourage employees to make full use of vacation and company paid volunteer time to refresh their bodies and minds.
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 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.