Real Estate Analyst, Self-Storage Division, Tampa, Florida

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JDA is currently searching for a full-time Real Estate Analyst for the Self-Storage Division.  A description of the position and requirements are listed below.  Qualified candidates should email their resume to

Position Summary

The Self-Storage Division of Johnson Development Associates, Inc. (JDA) is seeking a Real Estate Analyst (“the Position”) to be based in Tampa, Florida.  The position will be responsible for market analysis, site acquisition, underwriting, and entitlement support for new self-storage developments.  

Travel is required for this position and will involve travel outside the local area and frequent overnight trips.

Position Responsibilities

Market Analysis

• Work with Regional Team to underwrite new development opportunities including economic and demographic data, market comparables and local supply and demand statistics.

• Research and provide overview of competitive landscape in targeted markets for new self-storage development.

• Assist in market research for new development opportunities and manage third parties who provide market research.

• Research available land and/or buildings for new self-storage development opportunities in targeted markets.

• Understand zoning and land use requirements for self-storage/mini-warehouse development in target development markets.

• Tour prospective markets to evaluate competition and prepare market analysis report for the Real Estate Manager and other members of management.

• Track sales and manage information on sales comparables of self-storage sales throughout target markets.

Site Acquisition and Project Development

• Coordinate with internal development resources to evaluate site feasibility and estimated development costs.

• Meet with local officials to understand entitlement and permitting process for specific sites.

• Assist Development Managers with the design and development of proposed projects.


• Engage development team on projects to obtain construction pricing estimates and general site analysis.

• Prepare investment packages for the Investment Committee and prospective lenders.

• Assist in developing and maintaining pro formas for new self-storage opportunities through the life cycle of the project.


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.

Essential Skills and Experience

• Bachelor's Degree required

• Real estate experience preferred

• Ability to understand, interpret and analyze financial data

• 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  

• Works well under pressure

• Proficient organizational skill set; documenting and maintaining notes from correspondence and meetings and cataloging them for easy retrieval

• Effective verbal and written communication skills

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to diversity and equal opportunity employment. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy (including medical needs due to pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including employment status and opportunities such as hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and termination and applies to all Company employees and applicants.

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