Development Associate

Who We Are


Established in 1884, Donohoe is the Washington, DC region’s oldest full-service real estate company.  We are also one of the largest — ranked by the Washington Business Journal as one of the area’s top private companies.

With more than 1,400 employees in five companies, we are a force in the region.  We employ our expertise to build, develop, service, manage, lease and maintain billions of dollars of real estate where our neighbors will shop, work, live and play for generations to come.  Projects include hospitals, university and government facilities, embassies, historic landmarks, hotel, retail, office and residential projects, and major mixed-use developments.


Why You’ll Love Working with Us

For over a century, The Donohoe Companies has been a well-respected member of the community and we continue to engage in the communities where we live and work. From neighborhood beautification to educational support to feeding those in need, #Donohoe serves in various community service endeavors throughout the region.


In our offices and on our jobsites, we pride ourselves on a collaborative, diverse and engaging culture which starts with our interview process and continues all the way through to your day-to-day.


Benefits and Perks

The Donohoe Companies is pleased to offer employees a comprehensive Benefits Package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, leaves of absences, 401k retirement plans, commuter benefits, vacation time, holidays, cellphone and hotel discounts, and MORE!

Through this selection of benefits and perks, we strive to provide employees with options that will enhance his or her quality of life in and out of work.


Come join us to experience all the reasons why we were voted one of The Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work!


The Development Associate is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of various development, re-development or repositioning opportunities undertaken by the Company, including but not limited to design, zoning, permitting, and associated pre-construction and construction activities.   Reporting to the Vice President – Development, the Development Associate will manage pre-development feasibility studies, negotiate and monitor proposals, analyze due diligence reports and prepare monthly reports and bid evaluations.  As a key Development representative of the company, the Development Associate will also liaison with state, federal and local government  agencies/representatives and will partner with Senior Leadership to cultivate and maintain industry, Civic and Governmental contacts as Donohoe Development continues to expand.


Required experience and skills include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2-5 years of experience in Real Estate Development, Real Estate Acquisitions/Dispositions, Finance or other related field(s).
  • Financial aptitude and solid problem-solving/analytical skills required to conduct financial analysis, scenario analysis and profitability models.
  • General understanding of commercial real estate development including asset management, construction, contracts, zoning, legal issues, and property management. Experience with reading construction plans.
  • Strong working knowledge of finance, leasing and marketing.