• Occupancy Specialist

    Job Locations US-IL-Champaign
    Job ID
    Administrative / Clerical
    Location Name
    Round Barn Manor
  • Overview

    The Related Companies (Related) is the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States. Formed 40 years ago, Related is a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, marketing, and sales. Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, South Florida, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai and boasts a team of approximately 2,000 professionals.


    Related is one of the nation’s most active developers of affordable housing ranging from family, senior, urban, suburban, HOPE VI, SRO and intergenerational.  Related places a high priority on developing, acquiring and preserving housing for this sector.  In fact, over 60% of Related’s 50,000+ residential apartment homes are part of one or more affordable housing programs.  Related’s in-house expertise in all disciplines ensures that we consistently set new standards for creative design, financing, and management. 


    As an integrated affiliate of The Related Companies, Related Management Company (RMC) provides property management services to virtually all of Related’s portfolio of real estate assets.  Valued at over $15 billion, the portfolio includes residential, mixed-use, retail and commercial properties, including over 50,000 apartments within 350 properties, and over 10 million square feet of commercial, retail and mixed-use space. 


    Since inception in 1974, RMC has set an exceptional performance benchmark for responsive and professional management.  RMC’s mandate is to support the owners’ objectives by maintaining outstanding operational performance thereby building a reputation of excellence among owners and in the municipal and financial communities. 




    An Occupancy Specialist is a Customer Service position. The ideal candidate will have experience in Tax Credit and Section 8 Housing.


    Core Job Responsibilities:

    • Make appointments with potential residents
    • Maintain and control confidential files and records
    • Prepare leases for occupancy and make an initial computation of rent and monthly payments according to authority policy
    • Review and interview applicants for housing
    • Maintain the waiting list of applicants for housing and determine applicant eligibility
    • Uphold all Fair Housing principles



    • Must have knowledge, understanding and experience in affordable housing certifications and/or leasing.
    • Two+ years affordable housing experience preferred but not required.
    • Strong leadership, organizational and administrative skills.
    • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and within a team.
    • Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
    • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.
    • Knowledge of OneSite operating software desired.
    • Knowledge of HUD Section 8 programs and certification processing – voucher and HAP processing and submission a plus




    • Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) and/or Certified Tax Credit Specialist, or attainment of within six (6) months of hire. Training is provided.




    • Must be flexible and willing to work all shifts/hours/days.
    • Must be willing to work overtime as required.





    Related is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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