Development Analyst in El Segundo, CA

Development Analyst in El Segundo, CA

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The Company

The Self-Storage Division of Johnson Development Associates (JDA) is developing Class A self-storage facilities in high-growth markets throughout the United States.  The Division has developed or acquired 33 self-storage facilities since the early 1980s and in the past 18 months has built a development pipeline in excess of 50 new self-storage projects along the east coast.  The Johnson family of companies has a long history of successful national rollouts.  Below is a list of some of the companies the Johnson family has developed over the years:

  • WJB Video (1987-1993): largest Blockbuster franchisee with more than 200 stores nationwide
  • Extended Stay America (founded 1995 and sold 2004): developed 472 extended stay hotels nationwide
  • Advance America: opened more than 2,250 branches nationwide
  • OTO Development: national hotel platform specializing in developing select service hotels in high barrier to entry markets
  • JDA’s Multifamily Division: founded in 1996, JDA’s Multifamily Division has created over 6,500 apartment homes spanning both coasts, with a rapidly expanding footprint
  • JDA’s Industrial Division: developed and managed multiple standalone sites and 25 industrial parks consisting of approximately 20 million square feet of commercial space, and has partnered with over 130 clients in the process
  • Pure Barre (acquired by Johnson sponsored WJ Partners in 2012): grew Pure Barre franchised locations from 110 in 2012 to more than of 350 in 2015, continuing both domestic and international expansion

Position Summary

The Self-Storage Division of Johnson Development Associates, Inc. (JDA) is seeking a Development Analyst (“The Position”) to be based in El Segundo, CA.  The Position reports to a Development Manager of the Self-Storage Division and will be responsible for assisting in design, permitting and development of new projects.  Day-to-day responsibilities include assisting in procuring entitlements, project design, consultant management, permitting, bid administration, contract negotiations, construction management and project delivery. The Position will require travel and some overnight trips.  Below is a list of some of the additional responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities--Essential

  • Assist in the project entitlement process from site acquisition through project permitting
  • Review site plan and architectural design for consistency and accuracy
  • Monitor or coordinate disbursement/draw requests with accounting/finance staff
  • Support the Development Manager in creating and coordinating project schedules and maintaining the process for project team adherence and accountability to timelines
  • Monitor construction projects for progress and quality
  • Review and report due diligence findings to team
  • Participate in routine on-site meetings and site visits
  • Prepare internal and external reports on various aspects of the project

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Prefer experience working in an engineering, construction or real estate-related field
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks effectively
  • Represent Johnson Development Associates, Inc. in a positive and professional manner
  • Maintain a high regard of confidentiality for company information
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment 
  • Work well under pressure
  • Proficient organizational skill set; documenting and maintaining notes from correspondence and meetings and cataloging them for easy retrieval

Contact Information:
Interested Applicants Should Contact:
Katie Lovell
Human Resources Manager

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Company is an equal opportunity employer.  JDA is committed to the spirit and letter of all federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to equal opportunity that impacts all employees and others involved in Company operations.  To this end, JDA does not discriminate against any individual with regard to gender (including sex stereotyping), color, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, pregnancy, ancestry marital status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, genetic characteristics, childbirth, breastfeeding needs, denial of family and medical care leave, medical condition or other legally protected status.  This Policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, covers employees and other individuals involved in Company operations, as well as those using JDA facilities.


This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based on assignment and needs of JDA.

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