American Landmark Expands Multifamily Property Management Internship Program to Arizona & Virginia

12 September 2023

Program launched in 2020 aims to nurture more diverse junior CRE talent

American Landmark Apartments, one of the fastest-growing multifamily owner-operators in the country, is expanding its successful property management internship program into Arizona (Tempe) and Virginia (Richmond).

The year-long, paid internship program which American Landmark launched in 2020 at its residential apartment communities in Florida and Texas, has already “graduated” 33 interns, including eight who were offered full-time positions at the company.

The program has two main goals: introduce students of diverse backgrounds to potential high-earning career tracks in multifamily real estate, and provide a supportive environment for students entering the workforce at a time when remote work is reducing opportunities for formal and informal training or mentorship.

According to a 2022
Bloomberg/Harris Poll, over 50% of Gen Z workers view remote work as a hindrance to establishing connections and many are encountering half-empty offices and absent managers.

 “When the rest of the world was scaling back on in-person training for junior employees, we decided to lean-in and create a real on-ramp for students with an aptitude and interest in multifamily real estate,” said Dan Looft, Director of Talent Acquisition at American Landmark. “Many young people are simply unaware of all the potential career paths within corporate real estate and property management, which can be lucrative, fun and incredibly rewarding.”

Internships are currently available at American Landmark properties in Austin, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Orlando, Tampa, Tempe, Orlando, Temple, Richmond and South Florida – see open positions here.

Interns will work approximately 30 hours a week at a specific property or set of properties, and get hands-on experience with property marketing, financial management, leasing/sales and operations, resident customer service, maintenance, and more.

Ashlyn Watts, an Assistant Manager at 4 Corners Apartments in Frisco, Texas, who was among the 2020 cohort of interns, said the internship helped “jumpstart” her career. “I’m grateful to the leadership team at 4 Corners for giving me the proper tools, resources and guidance…I’ve felt prepared to take on the responsibilities and tasks in my current role because of the ongoing training and mentorship I’ve received.”