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Leasing Management Training Program

The Leasing Training Program is designed to build future leaders within the Leasing Department at DDR.

The Leasing Training Program is designed to build future leaders within the Leasing Department at DDR. This unique 12-month rotational program will expose individuals to a variety of leasing regions and departments to help develop trainees into well-rounded leasing professionals. The training program will focus on the core functions of the leasing teams and will expose individuals to the operational areas of the business including development, legal, construction and property management. Trainees will become proficient in utilizing leasing management technology platforms and systems that enhance workflow and optimize efficiency. Individual mentoring with a key member of management is an essential component of this program.

Rotational assignments will be based on career development goals and the business needs of DDR, and will include the following departments: Leasing – East Region, National Accounts, Leasing – West Region, and Peripheral Land Development.

Program Highlights

  • Formal one-week orientation and on-boarding program
  • Formal and on-the-job training provides exposure to many facets of the commercial real estate leasing process and the real estate industry
  • The opportunity to learn best practices associated with leasing management technology
  • The chance to work on highly visible assignments and projects
  • Mentorship from senior executives
  • Formal performance review and evaluation process
  • The opportunity to travel and participate in industry conferences through the International Council of Shopping Centers and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

Prerequisites

  • The ideal candidate is a college senior working toward a four-year college degree;
  • Has a sincere career interest in the commercial real estate industry;
  • Possesses excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Exhibits strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills; and
  • Has outstanding leadership potential.

College Recruiting, Applications and Interviewing

College recruiting begins in September of each year, and formal offers are extended in December. Interested students should submit a cover letter and résumé to resumereply@ddr.com. As applications are reviewed, phone interviews will be conducted, followed by office interviews at the Company’s headquarters in Beachwood (Cleveland), OH. Rotations begin in the third week of June every year and are reset every six months thereafter.

DDR’s recruiting efforts are focused on college career fairs, information sessions and job postings on career services webpages. Successful candidates have matriculated from the following colleges and universities: