Associate, Strategy and Business Development

Reporting to our Head of Property & Partnerships, the Associate of Strategy and Business Development will play a critical role in expanding Knotel’s property portfolio. S/he will develop deep knowledge of institutional players in New York City’s commercial real estate market while helping to enlist partnerships that fuel Knotel’s growth. Our team embraces curiosity, integrity, and tenacious problem-solving, and the Associate of Strategy and Business Development will contribute to this culture while pushing us to innovate and do our best work.

What You’ll Do

  • Leverage disciplined research skills and business acumen to support in sourcing, negotiating, and executing property transactions
  • Develop and drive business process improvements
  • Conduct market research and diligence of growth opportunities for Knotel’s continued expansion
  • Explore and pursue business development and partnership opportunities
  • Liaise with colleagues on the Operations, Growth, Marketing and Finance teams to ensure success of location launches and performance
  • Remain attuned to corporate and institutional needs in commercial real estate to inform ongoing Knotel product development

Who You Are

You are an entrepreneurial, eager learner who is intrinsically motivated to master the complexities of New York City’s commercial real estate market. You want to be surrounded by smart, committed people to learn from the best, but you’re also ready for responsibility and influence. You are immaculately organized, excel at project management, and can tailor your communication style to match the energy of any audience. You’re always seeking a better solution and the next opportunity to drive change. Ambiguous situations inspire you to find clarity, leverage resources, and spark creative thinking. You also have the following:

  • 1-3 years of experience in investment banking, management consulting, or a similar field
  • A strong quantitative background, coupled with attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Excel, Google Docs, and other technology solutions for streamlining business processes
  • Real estate knowledge and startup experience (preferred, but not required)
  • A demonstrated record of academic achievement and extracurricular leadership

About Knotel

Knotel is a fast growing real estate startup that is inventing new ways to get things done in a traditional industry. Led by veteran founders, Knotel creates custom headquarters for  companies without any of the headaches. Whether for 20 or 200 people, for 6 months or 6 years, Knotel provides businesses the flexibility and design they need in office space so they can focus on their work.

Diversity & Inclusion at Knotel

At Knotel, we know that a diverse workforce fuels our individual and collective success. We are committed to building an inclusive, collaborative culture where people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and religious backgrounds can do their best work.


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